Rider: David A.
Location: San Carlos, CA
Bike: Trek Domane
Hubs: White Industries
Rims: HED Belgium C2
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, 24/28
Nipples: Alloy
Weight: 1526g

David was looking for a fairly light set of daily driver wheels.  Something that required little maintenance and was stiff and durable while keeping weight down.  The HED Belgium C2 rims are one of the best alloy rims available.  These are fairly wide, but not super wide, and are fairly light at 450g.  The White Industries T11 hubs are made in the USA and have great bearings and a tough titanium freehub body.  A 24/28 spoke count hits the right balance of low weight and good stiffness and durability for David’s weight and riding style.  Radial lacing on the front, three cross on the rear.

The graphics on the Belgium rims are subtle, and are painted on. David used gold nipples along with the red hubs to match the Belgium flag on the rims.
The graphics on the Belgium rims are subtle, and are painted on. David used gold nipples along with the red hubs to match the Belgium flag on the rims.
Radial lacing on the front wheel.
Radial lacing on the front wheel.
White Industries T11 hubs, HED Belgium C2 rims.
White Industries T11 hubs, HED Belgium C2 rims.
White Industries T11 rear hub uses titanium for the freehub body which is lighter than steel but stronger than aluminum. Made in the USA.
White Industries T11 rear hub uses titanium for the freehub body which is lighter than steel but stronger than aluminum. Made in the USA.