road

Updated Pacenti SL23 Road Rim

Pacenti’s SL23 rim has been a favorite alloy road rim of many wheel builders (myself included) for a while now.  It struck a nice balance of weight, width, depth, and stiffness, and had a great brake track and build quality, and is tubeless ready.  Like all things, there was still some room for improvement...

Scott’s 2-Speed Commuter Wheel

Rider: Scott M. Location: Camden, SC Bike: Fyxation Eastside Hub: Sturmey Archer S2 Rim: H Plus Son Archetype Spokes: DT Swiss Revolutions Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,620g Scott has a fixed gear commuter/’round town bike that he finds himself spinning out too often.  Instead of changing the gear ratio (and losing some low end climbing ability) he decided...

Matt’s PowerTap Rear Wheel

Rider: Matt S. Location: Hendersonville, NC Hubs: PowerTap G3 Rims: Pacenti SL23 Spokes: DT Competition & Sapim CX-Ray Nipples: Alloy Weight: 919g Matt picked up a used PowerTap hub for a song and needed it laced up and road ready.  We used the excellent Pacenti SL23 rim, which is wide, tubeless ready, stiff, and has an excellent brake...

Jessica’s Blingin’ Commuter Wheels

Rider: Jessica P. Location: Deployed Bike: Soma Double Cross Hubs: White Industries Rims: Pacenti SL23 Spokes: DT Swiss, Revolution, 24 front, 28 rear Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy Weight: 1,502g Jessica’s husband is putting together a sweet commuter/road/gravel bike for her and they needed some wheels for it.  We used White Industries’ excellent T11 hubs, which are made in...

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...