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Wide and Tough 27.5 Wheels For Chris

Rider: Chris L. Location: Edmond, OK Bike: Giant Trance 27.5 Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB ASYM i35 27.5/650B Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Nipples: Brass Weight: 2149g Chris got into riding to get into shape and has lost a lot of weight since then, but his stock wheels are about done, so it was time for an upgrade....

Canada Bound Wide 29er Wheels

Rider: Chris U. Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Bike: Canfield, Riot Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB ASYM i29 29er Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Brass Weight: 2032g Chris wanted a set of wide rims that would be well suited to the gnarly trails of BC, but didn’t want to spend mega money on carbon rims.  The new...

Disc Powertap Wheel for Shey

Rider: Shey L. Location: Conyers, GA Hub: PowerTap Rim: WTB ASYM i23 29er Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1185g Shey had a used disc brake PowerTap hub he wanted laced up.  It’s a cool hub with a composite alloy/carbon fiber shell and a titanium freehub body.  It does require the use of a proprietary 8-bolt disc rotor....

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...

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...