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Hope and ASYMs for Robert

Robert is a big guy and he was looking for some wheels that were stout and had wide rims.  We used some Hope Pro 4 hubs in boost spacing, with the optional stainless steel freehub body, and the WTB ASYM i29 rims.  The ASYM rims are asymmetric, meaning the spoke bed is offset to...

Trail Wheels for Tim

This is Tim’s second set of wheels.  His first set was a pair of Industry Nine hubs laced to some WTB Frequency 29er rims for summer bikepacking on his Pugsley.  He loved the near instant engagement of the I9 hubs, so when looking for a lighter weight set of wheels for his 27.5 trail...

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.

Stiffer Wheels for Frederic

Rider: Frederic P. Location: Berkely, CA Bike: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er Hubs: Hadley Rims: WTB ASYM i29 29er Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1995g Frederic has been riding a set of Roval Traverse Fattie wheels, and they’re just not up to the task.  The Rovals have a really low spoke count (24/28) with really...

Fat 650B Front Conversion for Steve

Rider: Steve P. Location: Yucaipa, CA Bike: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Hubs: Hope Pro 4 Rims: WTB ASYM i35 650B front, Velocity Blunt 35 26″ rear Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1992g Steve has a 26″ Stumpjumper he is modifying to push it harder, and along with a 160mm fork, he’s now got a wide burly...