Rider: Steve P.
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Bike: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
Hubs: Hope Pro 4
Rims: WTB ASYM i35 650B front, Velocity Blunt 35 26″ rear
Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14
Nipples: Alloy
Weight: 1992g

Steve has a 26″ Stumpjumper he is modifying to push it harder, and along with a 160mm fork, he’s now got a wide burly set of wheels that will make the most out of wider tires.  The bike was designed around 26″ wheels, but Steve is putting a larger 650B wheel on the front, where we used the really wide WTB ASYM i35 rim.  On the rear, a 650B will not quite fit, so we used a wide 26″ Velocity Blunt 35.  Hope’s great and versatile Pro 4 hubs keep things spinning, and Wheelsmith’s DB14 spokes and alloy nipples round it all out.  Two pair of red spokes per wheel add to the custom look.

Hope Pro 4 hubs in red.
Hope Pro 4 hubs in red.
Velocity Blunt 35 with a pair of red spokes flanking the valve.
Velocity Blunt 35 with a pair of red spokes flanking the valve.
Hope hubs and WTB ASYM i35 and Velocity Blunt 35 rims.
Hope hubs and WTB ASYM i35 and Velocity Blunt 35 rims.
Hope Pro 4 and Velocity Blunt 35
Hope Pro 4 and Velocity Blunt 35