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Stiff Road Wheels For Wes

Wes is a local road rider, and he’s a big and strong guy.  He brought in some older Bontrager wheels to get trued up, but we discovered a crack in the rim.  The wheel was a light weight low spoke count wheel that lasted a lot longer than I would have suspected.  But for...

In Depth :: DT Swiss RR411 Rims

The new RR411 rim from DT Swiss is an exciting option to have available!  DT Swiss makes some of the nicest rims on the market.  They’re very well made, the welded seams are essentialy invisible, they’re very round and straight out of the box, with a nice finish and great machined brake track. The...

Catching Up on April

The month of April seems to have flown by.  I’ve been super busy all month, and haven’t had time to update the blog very often, so here’s a photo dump of some recent wheel builds, events, and rides.

Commuter Wheels for Becky

Rider: Becky L. Location: Augusta, GA Bike: Fuji Somethingortheother Hubs: White Industries Eno Rims: DT Swiss TK540 Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Brass Weight: Doesn’t matter Becky and her husband both commute by bike almost every day, using the awesome Augusta Canal Towpath as their route from Evans, GA into downtown Augusta GA.  The ride is flat, so to...

Disc Road Wheels for Andy

Rider: Andy H. Location: Pella, IA Bike: Orbea Avant Disc Hubs: DT Swiss 350 Rims: Pacenti SL25 Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1614g Andy was looking for a set of disc brake road wheels for his Orbea.  He wanted to drop some weight and have the ability to run tubeless tires.  The Pacenti SL25 rims were a perfect fit,...