How I Got Started

This morning on Facebook my memory from 10yrs ago was my first MTB in my new-at-the-time apartment.  It was a trip down memory lane and made me smile, and reminded me of how this whole journey got started.  I thought I’d share the story of how I got into MTBing, and my first three...

Falkor 36R for Jim

This set of wheels is headed to Jim in Anderson, SC.  He’s a bigger guy who likes to hammer, and in the past he’s been put on several very nice custom wheels that just weren’t well suited to him.  Rims that are too light, not stiff enough, not enough spokes, etc.  But not so...

In Depth :: Spank Oozy Trail 345 Rims

I’m pretty excited to now be offering Spank rims for custom builds, and in this post we’re going to an in depth look at the Oozy Trail 345 29er rim.  Spank was founded when the owner couldn’t get anyone else to make his rim design – so he opened his own factory (Fratelli Industries)...

Stiff Road Wheels For Wes

Wes is a local road rider, and he’s a big and strong guy.  He brought in some older Bontrager wheels to get trued up, but we discovered a crack in the rim.  The wheel was a light weight low spoke count wheel that lasted a lot longer than I would have suspected.  But for...

In Depth :: DT Swiss RR411 Rims

The new RR411 rim from DT Swiss is an exciting option to have available!  DT Swiss makes some of the nicest rims on the market.  They’re very well made, the welded seams are essentialy invisible, they’re very round and straight out of the box, with a nice finish and great machined brake track. The...