Trail Repair Prize Wheels

A long long time ago (well, about 2 years ago) an XTERRA event was held on a local trail in horribly wet conditions, and the trail received a ton of damage.  SORBA-CSRA, the local MTB advocacy group, lead by our awesome President David K, jumped to action, made a ton of noise (XTERRA now...

Bill’s Ultegra Based Road Wheels

Rider: Bill H. Location: Warrenton, VA Bike: Trek Domane Hubs: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Rims: H Plus Son Archetype Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy & brass Weight: 1,916g Bill was looking for a stiffer and more durable set of great rolling wheels for his Trek.  The Shimano Ultegra hubs will keep things spinning smooth for years.  They...

AJ’s 29er Wheels

Rider: AJ N. Location: Shelby, NC Bike: Kona Taro Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB KOM i23 Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy Weight: 1,832g AJ was looking for the same wheels most MTBers are looking for: reasonably light weight for climbing, but good stiffness and durability for bombing the downhills.  We used...

Now Available: Bitex Hubs

Southern Wheelworks is now proud to offer Bitex hubs for custom wheel builds!  Bitex is a Taiwanese manufacturer who’s hubs are often rebranded and sold as part of complete wheelsets from other manufacturers.  They’re light, well made, available in several colors, lots of drilling options, and they’re inexpensive.  They have been popular for many...

Aaron’s Disc ‘Cross Wheels

Rider: Aaron P. Bike: Custom Zukas Cycles SS ‘Cross Hubs: American Classic Rims: WTB Frequency i19 Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy Weight: 1,642g Aaron is a friend who I met while he was stationed at Ft. Gordon.  He’s STRONG and fast.  He has a custom steel Zukas Cycles (built right here in the...