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Bank’s Burly 29er Wheels

Rider: Banks M. Location: North Augusta, SC Bike: Trek HiFi Hubs: Hope Pro II Evo Rims: WTB Frequency i25 29er Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Nipples: Alloy Weight: 2,095g Banks is a friend and local rider, and is one of those guys who is almost always up for trying something.  Riding through rocky creek bed with vertical banks on each side...

Skeeter’s Hadley and Nox AM Build

Rider: Skeeter S. Location: Phoenix, AZ Bike: Evil, The Following Hubs: Hadley Racing Rims: Nox Composites Farlow 29er Spokes: DT Swiss Revolutions Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,673g Skeeter wanted some wide and stiff wheels for his AM 29er, but didn’t want to be dragging boat anchors around all the time either.  The Nox Farlow rim was the perfect fit – 29mm inner...

Vladimir’s Super XC Carbon 29er Wheels

Rider: Vladimir C. Location: Arlington, MA Bike: Niner Jet 9 RDO Hubs: Industry Nine Torch Classic Rims: Nox Composites Skyline 29er Spokes: DT Swiss Revolutions Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,425g Vladimir was looking for a set of light weight wheels for XC and endurance racing.  He wanted to keep weight down, but didn’t want to give up too much stiffness...

Jimmy’s King and Arch EX XC Wheels

Rider: Jimmy B. Location: Augusta, GA Hubs: Chris King Rims: Stan’s Arch EX Spokes: DT Swiss Revolutions & Competitions Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,768g Jimmy is a local rider and he wanted some light weight XC wheels, and already had a King rear hub.  He sent the hub back to King for an overhaul, and then brought it to me...

John’s Lefty I9 & Nox Wheelset

Rider: John N. Location: Bristol, CT Bike: Cannondale Scalpel 29er Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Nox Skyline and Teocalli Spokes: DT Swiss Revolutions Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,440g John used to race XC and now he just rides fast for the sake of riding fast, without worrying about a podium.  His Cannondale came with a heavy set of wheels on an otherwise very...