Rider: Paul S.
Location: Waterloo, WI
Bike: Trek Superfly Carbon
Hubs: White Industries, CLD
Rims: Nox Composites, Teocalli 29er
Spokes: DT Swiss, Revolution, 3-cross
Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy
Paul was after some light and stiff wheels for his carbon hardtail. White Industries CLD (Center Lock Disc) hubs will keep things spinning. The CLD’s are made in the USA, are very light, have a titanium freehub body, and super smooth and durable bearings. The new Nox Teocalli rims are an updated version of Nox’s very first rim offering, the XCR. The XCR was a great rim, but the Teocalli’s take it up a notch. They went to a new hookless bead that saves weight and makes for a stronger sidewall, as well as adds 3mm to the inner width bringing it up to 26mm, while still keeping the weight very light at 385g for the 29er size. They added a bit more offset to the spoke bed, and angled the spoke drillings, which makes for a straighter spoke path as it enters the nipple, putting less stress on the spoke. DT Swiss Revolution spokes and alloy nipples round out this set.