Rider: Arnold K.
Location: Davenport, IA
Bike: Raleigh Tamland
Hubs: Bitex
Rims: Pacenti SL25
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition & Revolution
Nipples: Alloy
Weight: 1,674g

Arnold was looking for a set of durable no-nonsense disc brake wheels for his Raleigh.  He wanted to keep weight reasonable, but also keep the cost low.  The Bitex hubs are made in Taiwan and are light, inexpensive, and easily serviced.  No special tools are required to take them completely apart.  The Pacenti SL25 rims are design specifically for disc brake use, and are wide, semi-deep, and very stiff.  A mix of Comp. and Rev. spokes keep stiffness where it’s needed and drops weight elsewhere.

Bitex hubs offer great bang for the buck. The Southern Wheelworks logo is laser engraved.
Bitex hubs offer great bang for the buck. The Southern Wheelworks logo is laser engraved.
Bitex hubs and Pacenti SL25 rims.
Bitex hubs and Pacenti SL25 rims.
Bitex hubs and Pacenti SL25 rims.
Bitex hubs and Pacenti SL25 rims.