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Specialized SCS Wheels – Issues & Solutions

For the latest on SCS, skip ahead to this article right here.   Disc brakes for drop-bar bikes isn’t a new thing, custom builders have been making them for ages.  However, the introduction of hydraulic disc brakes for drop bars the last few years has finally lead to industry wide adoption – every manufacturer...

Now Available: Velocite Venn Rev 35 Carbon Disc-Road Rims

This is a new product I’ve started offering and I’m really excited about them!  Velocite is a Taiwanese company that designs and manufactures a variety of bike components (including frames) with a heavy emphasis on carbon fiber.  The Rev 35 rims are one of their newest products, and has a lot of technology packed...

Carbon Any-Road Wheels for Brandon

Rider: Brandon W. Location: Oakland Park, FL Bike: Firefly, custom Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Nox Composites A36D Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Brass Weight: 1,546g Brandon is having a new custom bike built by the master fabricators at Firefly in Boston.  The bike will be a disc brake any-road bike, drop bars with road like geometry but room for big tires.  He’s using a...

In Depth: Nox Composites A36D Carbon Disc Road/CX Rims

This is a rim I’m really excited about, the new A36D from Nox Composites.  This is the first carbon fiber tubeless ready disc brake road rim available for custom builds.  This is a great option for disc road bikes, as well as ‘cross or ‘gravel’ or ‘all-road’ type bikes as well. STATS DEPTH:  36mm...

Disc Any-Road Wheels for Arnold

Rider: Arnold K. Location: Davenport, IA Bike: Raleigh Tamland Hubs: Bitex Rims: Pacenti SL25 Spokes: DT Swiss Competition & Revolution Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,674g Arnold was looking for a set of durable no-nonsense disc brake wheels for his Raleigh.  He wanted to keep weight reasonable, but also keep the cost low.  The Bitex hubs are made in Taiwan...