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Canada Bound Wide 29er Wheels

Rider: Chris U. Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Bike: Canfield, Riot Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB ASYM i29 29er Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Brass Weight: 2032g Chris wanted a set of wide rims that would be well suited to the gnarly trails of BC, but didn’t want to spend mega money on carbon rims.  The new...

Carbon XC Wheels for Michael

Rider: Michael K. Location: Lafayette, LA Bike: Lynksey Pro 29 Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Nox Composites Skyline and Teocalli 29er Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Brass Weight: 1,602g Michael wanted a set of light and stiff carbon wheels to use for general trail riding and endurance racing, including the Leadville Trail 100 next year.  We used the wide Nox Teocalli rim on...

Clinton’s Wheels Get An Overhaul

Rider: Clinton B. Bike: Giant Anthem 29er Hubs: Chris King Rims: Derby AM 29 Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1860g A while ago I built a set of wheels for Clinton around a beautiful pair of mango King hubs.  He’s put a lot of miles on them with no problems, but then his frame broke and when getting it...

Carey’s Atomik Carbon Trail and Industry Nine Wheels

Rider: Carey L. Location: Alexandria, PA Bike: Niner WFO Hubs: Industry Nine Torch Classic Rims: Atomik Carbon, Trail 29er Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,562g As the options of available carbon rims expands however, it can be confusing as to which is the best fit for each rider.  My job as a wheel builder isn’t just to assemble wheels, but...

Michael’s Gold Hadley and Nox 29er Wheels

Rider: Michael K. Location: Washington, DC Bike: Specialized Stumpjumper Hubs: Hadley Rims: Nox Composites Teocalli 29 Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,590g Last year Michael purchased a set of Hope/WTB Frequency i23 650B wheels from me for his Scott Scale.  He recently purchased a new full suspension 29er and wanted an even nicer set of wheels for it,...