Shimano

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,...

11spd Alfine Commuter Build for Ari

Rider: Ari K. Location: Latham, NY Bike: Custom Habanero Hubs: Shimano 11spd Alfine and DT Swiss 350 front Rims: WTB KOM i23 Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution Nipples: Alloy Weight: 3,130g Ari is having a new titanium frame built up to use as a commuter, and to keep maintenance simple he wanted an internally geared rear hub.  The Shimano Alfine...

Bill’s Ultegra Based Road Wheels

Rider: Bill H. Location: Warrenton, VA Bike: Trek Domane Hubs: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Rims: H Plus Son Archetype Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy & brass Weight: 1,916g Bill was looking for a stiffer and more durable set of great rolling wheels for his Trek.  The Shimano Ultegra hubs will keep things spinning smooth for years.  They...

Christmas Wheels!

Rider: Dad Location: Buford, GA Bike: Specialized Allez Hubs: Shimano 105 5800 Rims: H Plus Son, Archetype, 36H rear, 32H front Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 2-cross front, 3-cross rear Nipples: DT Swiss, brass, black Weight: 1,994g Merry Christmas everyone! These are a Christmas gift for my dad.  He rides a few times a week to get...