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In Depth :: Updated Derby Carbon MTB Rims

Derby rims are most well known for their width – they were some of the first really wide carbon rims on the market, and one of the first with a hookless bead, and even after several years they are still some of the widest available. Derby rims come in a variety of wheel sizes...

In Depth: WTB’s ASYM Rims

WTB’s Frequency and KOM rims are some of the finest alloy MTB rims on the market right now – they are well made, and WTB’s TCS tubeless profile is a great UST-like design, and both do an excellent job balancing strength, weight, and width.  Never one to rest on their laurels, WTB now has a new...

Speedy Urban Assault Wheels

Rider: Chris B. Location: New Orleans, LA Bike: All City, Junkyard Dog Hubs: Paul Components, Word and Fhub Rims: WTB ChrissCross i29 Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Nipples: Brass Weight: 1,668g Chris is building up a Junkyard Dog for zipping around his new home of New Orleans.  He wanted a set of wheels that were reasonably light and fun to zip...

Carey’s Atomik Carbon Trail and Industry Nine Wheels

Rider: Carey L. Location: Alexandria, PA Bike: Niner WFO Hubs: Industry Nine Torch Classic Rims: Atomik Carbon, Trail 29er Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,562g As the options of available carbon rims expands however, it can be confusing as to which is the best fit for each rider.  My job as a wheel builder isn’t just to assemble wheels, but...

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...