In Depth

In Depth :: Spank Oozy Trail 345 Rims

I’m pretty excited to now be offering Spank rims for custom builds, and in this post we’re going to an in depth look at the Oozy Trail 345 29er rim.  Spank was founded when the owner couldn’t get anyone else to make his rim design – so he opened his own factory (Fratelli Industries)...

In Depth :: Hope RS4 Centerlock Hubs

Hope is based in the UK and designs and machines all of their hubs in their UK plant.  They’ve offered road hubs for years, and their latest Pro4 disc hubs are 11spd road compatible, so you can use them on a disc road bike, but their new RS4-CL hubs are their first road-disc specific...

Specialized SCS Wheels – Issues & Solutions

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 offers them on most road/CX/’gravel’ bikes, and some manufacturers have dropped rim...

Now Available: Onyx Racing Hubs

Onyx Racing’s radically different hubs are now available for custom builds from Southern Wheelworks! Onyx hubs are quite a bit different than everything else on the market, thanks to their freehub mechanism.  Instead of using a pair of face gears (ala King and DT Swiss) or pawls and a drive ring (Hope, Shimano, I9,...

Little Things – Velocity QR Skewers

I don’t know about you, but I really like using well thought out and functioning stuff.  Especially the little things that don’t necessarily have to be all that nice, but when they are, using them just makes your day a bit better.  Well designed and functioning tools are like that.  My Abbey Bike Tools...