26″

Valentine’s Wheels

Rider: Molly M. Location: Washington, DC Bike: Specialized Safire Hubs: American Classic Rims: Stan’s Crest Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1442g This set of wheels was a Valentines day gift for Kevin’s wife!  Kevin bought a set of wheels from me a while back, and he knew his lady deserved a set as well, so here we are.  She’s...

Steven’s 26″ Trail Wheels

Rider: Steven C. Location: Valrico, FL Bike: Pivot 5.7 C Hubs: Hadley Rims: WTB KOM i23, 26″ Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Nipples: Brass and alloy Weight: 1,752g Steven was looking for a lighter set of wheels for his Pivot, and he wanted faster freehub engagement and less noise too.  The Hadley hubs have 72 points of engagement and are pretty...

Rob’s 26″ Carbon Wheels

Rider: Rob S. Location: Bedford, MA Bike: Yeti SB66C Hubs: DT Swiss 350 Rims: Derby, 26″ AM Spokes: DT Swiss Revolutions Nipples: DT Swiss, brass Weight: 1,675g Rob wanted a set of wide and stiff carbon wheels for his 26″ Yeti, and didn’t want to totally break the bank.  The DT 350 hubs keep cost down, but use the exact...

Jaxon’s Sour Apple Chris King & Derby 26″ Wheels

Rider: Jaxon M. Location: Topanga, CA Bike: Santa Cruz Nomad Hubs: Chris King, limited edition Sour Apple color Rims: Derby, 26″ DH Spokes: DT Swiss, Revolution, 3-cross lacing Nipples: DT Swiss, brass, black Weight: 1,842g Jaxon wanted a set of tough-as-nails 26″ wheels for his Nomad.  The uber-wide Derby rims were used, with the...

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...