Kevin’s 26″ Trail Wheels

Rider: Kevin Location: Washington DC Bike: Pivot Mach 5.7c Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo, blue Rims: WTB, KOM i23 26″ Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14, black, 3-cross lacing Nipples: Alloy, blue Weight: 1,692g Kevin wasn’t too stoked with the wheels that came on his bike.  He wanted something with a wider and stiffer rim, and something durable since he enjoys going off to ride...

Britt’s 26″ Derby Wheels

Rider: Britt Location: Maryville, TN Bike: Yeti SB66C Hubs: Hadley, blue Rims: Derby, 26″ Heavy Duty Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution, black, 3-cross lacing Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy, black Weight: 1,663g Britt cracked a set of Easton carbon wheels and was looking for something tougher, and wanted to go wider at the same time.  The Derby rims are the only affordable 26″ carbon rims...

Joseph’s Tubeless Fatbike Wheels

Rider: Joseph Location: Dumfries, VA Bike: On-One Fatty Hubs: White Industries, SnoWhite Rims: SunRingle, Mulefut 80SL Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, silver – 3-cross lacing Nipples: DT Swiss, brass, silver Weight: 2638g Joseph is building up a new fatbike and wanted some nice tubeless wheels.  He’s had good experiences with White Industries hubs in the past, so he wanted...

Jeremie’s Strong Rear 29er Wheel

Rider: Jeremie Location: Quebec, Quebec Bike: Cannondale Flash Carbon 29er Hub: Chris King Iso, gold Rim: Nox Composites AM29 Spokes: Wheelsmith, DB14, silver – 3-cross lacing Nipples: Wheelsmith, brass, silver Weight: 983g Jeremie was looking for a stronger and more reliable rear wheel.  He had problems in the past with both hub reliability and...

650B Carbon Comparo

I have carbon 650B AM/Enduro rim options available from three different manufacturers (Atomik Carbon, Derby, and Nox Composites), and customers often aren’t sure which is the best fit for them.  In this post, we’re going to take a look at each offering and see how they differ from one another, compare the strengths of each, and help...