Rider: Ari K.
Location: Latham, NY
Bike: Custom Habanero
Hubs: Shimano 11spd Alfine and DT Swiss 350 front
Rims: WTB KOM i23
Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution
Nipples: Alloy
Weight: 3,130g

Ari is having a new titanium frame built up to use as a commuter, and to keep maintenance simple he wanted an internally geared rear hub.  The Shimano Alfine is one of the best available and has wide gear range thanks to it’s 11 gears.   We used a DT Swiss 350 hub for the front, and DT Swiss Revolution spokes all around to save a little weight.  Enjoy the new wheels Ari!

Shimano 11spd Alfine
Shimano 11spd Alfine
Shimano 11spd Alfine, DT Swiss 350, and WTB KOM rims
Shimano 11spd Alfine, DT Swiss 350, and WTB KOM rims
The hubs internal gears are bathed in oil, this port is used to drain and then refill the hub.
The hubs internal gears are bathed in oil, this port is used to drain and then refill the hub. I used brass spoke head washers to get a tighter fit between the spoke elbow and hub flange in the slightly oversized spoke holes.