Mountain

Custom Carbon for Hand Built Steel

Devin ordered a new Breadwinner Goodwater – a handmade steel hardtail MTB.  He wanted a set of light but stiff wheels with fast engagement, something he could take bikepacking without worrying about reliability, and this is the result.  A set of Nox Composites Teocalli 29er rims laced up to some boost axle Industry Nine...

Trail Wheels for Tim

This is Tim’s second set of wheels.  His first set was a pair of Industry Nine hubs laced to some WTB Frequency 29er rims for summer bikepacking on his Pugsley.  He loved the near instant engagement of the I9 hubs, so when looking for a lighter weight set of wheels for his 27.5 trail...

Two Unique Wheelsets

Part of the fun of building custom wheels is those odd projects where you get to build something that’s fairly unique, something you can’t just walk into a bike shop and buy or order.  I got to build two such wheelsets recently! Wheelset #1 (on the left) is for Aaron’s new Rivendell Hunqapillar – a rim brake,...

Stiffer Wheels for Frederic

Rider: Frederic P. Location: Berkely, CA Bike: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er Hubs: Hadley Rims: WTB ASYM i29 29er Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1995g Frederic has been riding a set of Roval Traverse Fattie wheels, and they’re just not up to the task.  The Rovals have a really low spoke count (24/28) with really...

Fat 650B Front Conversion for Steve

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...