Rider: Rob B.
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Hubs: Hadley – new Revision 16
Rims: WTB ASYM i23 29er
Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14
Nipples: Brass
Weight: 1905g

Rob was in need of some new wheels and wanted to try the Hadley hubs, which are known for their great durability, fit and finish, and great price for a made in the USA hubset.  They have 72 points of engagement and a titanium freehub body.  His are some of the first of the new style, Revision 16.  Compared to previous Hadley hubs these have a slightly different shaped shell that tapers a bit from one flange to the other, and they cut a few grams per hub.  The WTB ASYM i23 rims are reasonably light, wide, and stiff, and the offset spoke bed raises the tension on the low tension side of the wheel, and in this case with the Hadley hubs, allows for just one spoke length.

Hadley Rear hub. 11spd road compatible, and a spacer for use with 10spd cassettes is included.
Hadley Rear hub. 11spd road compatible, and a spacer for use with 10spd cassettes is included.
Hadley hubs and WTB ASYM i23 29er rims
Hadley hubs and WTB ASYM i23 29er rims
Hadley front hub. The Rev 16 hubs have a slight taper between the hub flanges that saves a little bit of weight, and looks a bit better too.
Hadley front hub. The Rev 16 hubs have a slight taper between the hub flanges that saves a little bit of weight, and looks a bit better too.
Hadley freehub bodies are titanium, which is lighter than steel, but has better durability than aluminum.
Hadley freehub bodies are titanium, which is lighter than steel, but has better durability than aluminum.