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Axles Explained

I have found this helpful to shed light on axle compatibility… All About Thru Axles As a method of securing wheels to frames and forks, thru axles are superior in concept but muddled in execution by the inability of the … Continue reading

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Disc Road/Gravel/Cross Wheels

I’ve been building disc brake wheels for road/cross/gravel bikes since 2007. Lighter rims, not lighter wheels, are faster. Cost depends on the hubs but starts at ~$400. Velocity Blunt SL rims (430g), White Ind CLD hubs, DT Swiss butted spokes … Continue reading

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DT Swiss Revolution Spokes

DT Swiss Revolution spokes are aggressively butted, saving about ~80g in a 56 spoke wheelset. They aren’t for everyone, but if you’re a lightweight looking to save g’s in rotational weight, we can talk.

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Shimano 11 Speed Conversion

By taking down the back side of the cassette body to make enough room for the extra gear. Don’t try this at home but if you do, wear safety glasses.

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Hub Adapters

I use a variety of adapters to build wheels with thru axle, thru bolt and lefty hubs. Which one will I use to build your next wheelset?

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New Prices On Velocity Hubs

Velocity hubs turn silky smooth on cartridge bearings, and cassettes are driven by a dependable 3 pawl ratchet. Road, mountain, track, and tandem hubs available. Contact me to get rolling on a pair of hand built wheels with these great … Continue reading

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Carbon Rims

Yes, I do build with carbon rims. Here‘s a link to a rim manufacturer I’ve used. I’m not stocking their rims but you can order direct from them. Just have them shipped to me to build your new wheels.

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Hugos!

No Tubes Hugos now hand built here with your favorite hubs!

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Tubeless

  Don’t mix your tubed & tubeless setups. Here is a profile example of the same Hutchinson Toro tubeless and tubed. Road/cross tubeless has a different bead from mountain tubeless. Yes, it’s more than just tape and sealant. Road/cross tubeless … Continue reading

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Velocity A23 Rim Tape

FYI: Velocity A23 tubeless rims don’t agree with all rim strips. The already wide rim’s inside profile is ramped for tubeless inflation, making it even farther from edge to edge. Even adhesive rim tape wants to wander around exposing the … Continue reading

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