Rider: Andy H.
Location: Pella, IA
Bike: Orbea Avant Disc
Hubs: DT Swiss 350
Rims: Pacenti SL25
Spokes: Sapim Laser
Nipples: Alloy
Weight: 1614g

Andy was looking for a set of disc brake road wheels for his Orbea.  He wanted to drop some weight and have the ability to run tubeless tires.  The Pacenti SL25 rims were a perfect fit, they’re wide, stiff, reasonably light, and tubeless ready.  The DT Swiss 350 hubs use the same Star Ratchet internals as the 240S hubs but a slightly heavier hub shell which keeps the price way lower than the 240S.  DT doesn’t yet offer an out-of-the-box-11spd-road hub, but all of the Star Ratchet hubs can be converted to 11spd, so I just swapped the freehub body and drive-side endcap.  The DT hubs are super easy to work on – the freehub conversion didn’t even require any tools!  Light weight Sapim Laser spokes and alloy nipples round out the build, and two white spokes flanking the valve add to the custom look and matches well with the white decals on the hubs and rims.

DT Swiss 350 Centerlock 11spd Road Rear Hub
DT Swiss 350 Centerlock 11spd Road Rear Hub
DT Swiss 350 centerlock hubs and Pacenti SL25 rims.
DT Swiss 350 centerlock hubs and Pacenti SL25 rims.
Built by Southern Wheelworks.
Built by Southern Wheelworks.