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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...

Boyd and White Industries

This set of wheels is headed to Justin in Fairview Heights, IL.  White Industries excellent T11 hubs in the beautiful polished silver finish, laced up to Boyd’s excellent Altamont rims, 24/28 spoke count.  The silver hubs and spokes paired with the black nipples and rim makes for a great, classy, looking set of wheels....

Disc Road Wheels for Scott

Rider: Scott H. Location: Schnecksville, PA Bike: Jamis Nova Hubs: White Industries CLD Rims: Pacenti SL25 Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1583g Scott wanted a set of lighter weight road wheels to help with climbing the hills in his area of PA.  We used a tried and true combination of parts – Pacenti SL25 rims are wide, stiff, and...

Disc Road for Bill

Rider: Bill B. Location: Santa Fe, NM Bike: Soma Double Cross Disc Hubs: Hope Pro 4 Rims: Pacenti SL25 Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1671g Bill uses his Soma for rides that aren’t quite right for either his road bike or his MTB.  There may be plenty of road, but he likes venturing off the pavement to...

Carbon Any-Road Wheels for Brandon

Rider: Brandon W. Location: Oakland Park, FL Bike: Firefly, custom Hubs: Industry Nine Rims: Nox Composites A36D Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Brass Weight: 1,546g Brandon is having a new custom bike built by the master fabricators at Firefly in Boston.  The bike will be a disc brake any-road bike, drop bars with road like geometry but room for big tires.  He’s using a...