Location: Maryville, TN
Bike: Yeti SB66C
Hubs: Hadley, blue
Rims: Derby, 26″ Heavy Duty
Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution, black, 3-cross lacing
Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy, black
Britt cracked a set of Easton carbon wheels and was looking for something tougher, and wanted to go wider at the same time. The Derby rims are the only affordable 26″ carbon rims offered from a US-based company. They’re super wide, with a 34mm internal width between the hookless beads, and they’re designed to be tough and stiff first, with low weight being less of a concern. Britt supplied a set of blue Hadley hubs, featuring 72 points of engagement, and they’re made in the USA. DT Swiss Revolution spokes with alloy nipples will keep weight down, and make this a light, super stiff, and very tough set of wheels for Britt’s Yeti.