Rider: Eric I.
Location: Augusta, GA
Bike: Cannondale Scalpel
Hub: Project 321 Lefty
Rim: Nox Composites, Teocalli 29er
Spokes: DT Swiss, Revolution, 3-cross
Eric is a local hammerhead MTBer and I built him a set of Industry Nine / Nox XCR wheels earlier this year for his Jamis hardtail. Like most people who try carbon wheels, he’s spoiled now, and can feel the Stan’s Arch EX rims flexing a good bit on his new Cannondale. For now he’ll just swap the rear wheel back and forth between the two bikes, but since the Cannondale has a Lefty he needed another front wheel. We used the Project 321 Lefty hub because it’s made in the USA and is the least expensive aftermarket hub available. The logo is machined into the hub, not laser etched like most other brands. The Teocalli rim has essentially replaced the XCR, so we used the newer rim and simply removed the decals so it will match the rear XCR rim.