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 WTB ASYM rims fit the bill perfectly, and he opt’d for the wide-but-not-the-widest i29, which has an internal width of 29mm.  It has an offset spoke bed that raises the tension on the low tension side of the wheel, giving it a higher load capacity and improving durability.  He sent me a set of Hope hubs that had been built before, and I laced it all up with Wheelsmith DB14 spokes and brass nipples.

WTB ASYM i29 Rim
WTB ASYM i29 Rim
Hope hubs and ASYM i29 rims
Hope hubs and ASYM i29 rims
Hope 20mm front hub
Hope 20mm front hub