Steve’s Hope/Frequency i25 Wheels

Rider: Steve M. Location: Birmingham, AL Bike: Trek X-Caliber Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB Frequency i25 29er Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross lacing Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy, silver Weight: 2,027g Steve is somewhat new to MTBing, but he’s clearly hooked!  The stock wheels on his bike are not holding up to his riding style, constantly going out of...

Wayne’s 650B King & Flow EX Wheels

Rider: Wayne F. Location: Taylors, SC Bike: Santa Cruz Chameleon Hubs: Chris King Rims: Stan’s NoTubes Flow EX 650B Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition & Alpine III, 3-cross lacing Nipples: DT Swiss, brass, black Weight: 2,088g Wayne has a Chameleon that’s been converted to 650B that he really enjoys, but he wanted to upgrade the wheels to something nicer than the budget...

Neal’s PowerTap Road Wheels

Rider: Neal Location: Sunnyvale, CA Bike: Giant TCR Advanced Hubs: PowerTap G3 rear, White Industries T11 front Rims: Pacenti SL23, 28H rear, 24H front Spokes: Sapim, CX-Ray, black, radial front lacing, 2-cross rear lacing Nipples: Sapim, brass, black Weight: 1,625g Neal had some issues with a Mavic wheelset recently and wanted something more reliable for his training wheelset.  He also wanted...

In Depth: Stan’s NoTubes Grail Disc Road Rim

The Grail is the newest road offering from Stan’s NoTubes, and it’s disc specific – there’s no brake track.  With the Grail, Stan’s has taken aim at creating a versatile rim well suited to every variety of disc brake 700c bike.  Here’s the stats. DATA (actual measured values) Weight: 464g Outer Width: 24.1mm Inner...

Kevin’s 26″ Trail Wheels

Rider: Kevin Location: Washington DC Bike: Pivot Mach 5.7c Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo, blue Rims: WTB, KOM i23 26″ Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14, black, 3-cross lacing Nipples: Alloy, blue Weight: 1,692g Kevin wasn’t too stoked with the wheels that came on his bike.  He wanted something with a wider and stiffer rim, and something durable since he enjoys going off to ride...