Wide and Tough 27.5 Wheels For Chris

Rider: Chris L. Location: Edmond, OK Bike: Giant Trance 27.5 Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB ASYM i35 27.5/650B Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Nipples: Brass Weight: 2149g Chris got into riding to get into shape and has lost a lot of weight since then, but his stock wheels are about done, so it was time for an upgrade....

Going All In

I’m very excited to announce that I will soon be building wheels full time! The short version of the story is my wife and I are moving to Macon, GA to be closer to family, and when we do, I’ll be focusing full time on building wheels.  For the full story, keep reading. I started Southern...

Now Available: Onyx Racing Hubs

Onyx Racing’s radically different hubs are now available for custom builds from Southern Wheelworks! Onyx hubs are quite a bit different than everything else on the market, thanks to their freehub mechanism.  Instead of using a pair of face gears (ala King and DT Swiss) or pawls and a drive ring (Hope, Shimano, I9,...

Carbon 27.5 Trail Wheels for Michael

Rider: Michael P. Location: Tucson, AZ Bike: Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Nox Composites Teocalli 27.5 Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1449g Michael wanted  a set of light, stiff, reasonably wide wheels to use for general MTBing/trail riding.  The I9 hubs offer nearly instant engagement, low weight, and made in the USA quality.  The Teocalli is...

Canada Bound Wide 29er Wheels

Rider: Chris U. Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Bike: Canfield, Riot Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB ASYM i29 29er Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Brass Weight: 2032g Chris wanted a set of wide rims that would be well suited to the gnarly trails of BC, but didn’t want to spend mega money on carbon rims.  The new...