Little Things – Velocity QR Skewers

I don’t know about you, but I really like using well thought out and functioning stuff.  Especially the little things that don’t necessarily have to be all that nice, but when they are, using them just makes your day a bit better.  Well designed and functioning tools are like that.  My Abbey Bike Tools...

Red Clay Ramble Recap

I’ve been slammed lately, and haven’t had time to ride in a while.  It’s been nearly 3 weeks since I’ve thrown a leg over the top tube of a bike.  Needless to say, I was pretty excited about the Red Clay Ramble that went down this weekend. The RCR is a mixed surface road ride...

Carbon Any-Road Wheels for Brandon

Rider: Brandon W. Location: Oakland Park, FL Bike: Firefly, custom Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Nox Composites A36D Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Brass Weight: 1,546g Brandon is having a new custom bike built by the master fabricators at Firefly in Boston.  The bike will be a disc brake any-road bike, drop bars with road like geometry but room for big tires.  He’s using a...

Carbon XC Wheels for Michael

Rider: Michael K. Location: Lafayette, LA Bike: Lynksey Pro 29 Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Nox Composites Skyline and Teocalli 29er Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Brass Weight: 1,602g Michael wanted a set of light and stiff carbon wheels to use for general trail riding and endurance racing, including the Leadville Trail 100 next year.  We used the wide Nox Teocalli rim on...

Industry Nine and Pacenti for Maxwell

Rider: Maxwell E. Location: New Orleans, LA Bike: Seven Axiom Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Pacenti SL23 Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, 24/28 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,449g Maxwell wanted a set of light every day road wheels with fast engagement and minimal problems in the crosswinds he often rides.  The Pacenti rims are wide, light, tubeless ready, and fairly stiff.  The Industry Nine...