KOM

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...

Steven’s 26″ Trail Wheels

Rider: Steven C. Location: Valrico, FL Bike: Pivot 5.7 C Hubs: Hadley Rims: WTB KOM i23, 26″ Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Nipples: Brass and alloy Weight: 1,752g Steven was looking for a lighter set of wheels for his Pivot, and he wanted faster freehub engagement and less noise too.  The Hadley hubs have 72 points of engagement and are pretty...

Jonathan’s Hope & KOMs

Rider: Jonathan I. Location: Hewitt, NJ Bike: Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB KOM i23 Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,838g Another Hope Pro 2 Evo and WTB KOM i23 build!  This is a popular combo because the hubs will do it all – fast engagement, future proof convertible axles, and...

AJ’s 29er Wheels

Rider: AJ N. Location: Shelby, NC Bike: Kona Taro Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB KOM i23 Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy Weight: 1,832g AJ was looking for the same wheels most MTBers are looking for: reasonably light weight for climbing, but good stiffness and durability for bombing the downhills.  We used...

Kevin’s 26″ Trail Wheels

Rider: Kevin Location: Washington DC Bike: Pivot Mach 5.7c Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo, blue Rims: WTB, KOM i23 26″ Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14, black, 3-cross lacing Nipples: Alloy, blue Weight: 1,692g Kevin wasn’t too stoked with the wheels that came on his bike.  He wanted something with a wider and stiffer rim, and something durable since he enjoys going off to ride...