When customers come to purchase a set of wheels there is a lengthy consultation phase, we ask alot of questions to determine exactly what will be best for them and their riding. The reason this works so well is that we have all and every hub, rim, spoke, and nipple option available to us. With no bias towards certain brands or contacts to suppliers we get to hand pick the perfect build for each individual riders weight, budget, intended uses and personal preferences
John is a big powerful lad, so in order to get his power delivered to the ground we used a DT 511 rear. The 511 is a big, stiff, deep rim which stands up to the demands of larger and more powerful riders. We’re able to craft the 511 into a wheel with more than enough lateral stiffness and durability for even the most aggressive riders while keeping weights less than many competing wheelsets
On the front we used The Pacenti SL23, which in our opinion, one of the best aluminium rims on the market. It’s durable enough to be subjected to heavy use over pot-holed roads but light enough to create lively, responsive wheelests. At over 24.6mm wide you’ll be able to run lower tyre pressures for previously unheard of levels of grip and comfort.
These two rims paired up with the White Industry’s T11 hubs and DT Swiss Aerolite spokes has built up into one hell of a wheelset
The Pacenti SL23 is, in our opinion, one of the best aluminium rims on the market. It’s durable enough to be subjected to heavy use over pot-holed rough chip roads, but light enough to create lively, responsive wheelests. At over 24mm wide you’ll be able to run lower tyre pressures for previously unheard of levels of grip and comfort.
To suit Jo’s low riding weight and riding style we chose to build these up with the Swiss made DT 240 hubs using the top of the DT Swiss Aerolite spokes.
Wade has 2 new custom bikes coming, which obviously both require custom wheelsets
The 1st is this set which are destined for his Pinarello F8, Wade is big powerful lad so we used the brand new DT Swiss 511 rims on the bombproof White industry’s T11 hubs with a steel axle and Titanium freehub all laced up with the top of the line DT Swiss Aerolite spokes. This combo will see him have no issues with wheels from now on. Stay tuned for the next build.
Its almost a year to the day that i last rode with Matt.
The Rivet Racing lads had just brought fresh new CX bikes and i invited them all out to do a recon lap of the Crazy man multi sport race that is on out in Lower Hutt. It takes in the best the western hill have to offer, with the promise of flowing ATTAQUER-esk gravel climbs and photo shoot worthy grassy farm land descents they politely agreed to join me.
This quickly turned out not be the case, It was much rougher and steeper than i recalled when i was a young lad and proved to be a real test for breaking in a brand new bike. She was far more rutted than a rigid fork and 32c tyre wanted to soak up, was filled covered in kamikaze live stock and covered in cow shit, the weather was cold, over cast, grey and blowing a gale. But we all had fun aye lads?
He has obviously forgiven me enough to come back and get this stunning set of 50mm Makers on the DT Swiss 240 hubs using the top of the Line DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
Enjoy mate – Jesse
PS Crazy man is next weekend if you are keen to check out the new course :)
Chris is good friends with one of our customers in Singapore and was recommended to come and talk to us after he saw what the Makers where capable of and how well they rode, taking on events like the 3day “Tour de Phuket” in Thailand, where it is notorious for hitting 40 deg c with some very hairy, rough and steep descents forcing you to be hard on the brakes at the last minute, with the Makers parallel and textured braking surfaces they soaked it all up with ease
This set of 50mms are laced into the DT Swiss 240 hubs using the top of the line DT Swiss bladed Aerolite spokes.
Gregs 35 / 50 mm Maker SLs on DT Swiss 240 hubs using the top of the line Aerolite spokes
Greg is the 3rd customer on our new line of Maker rims called the Maker SL “super light’ which is a lighter carbon layup and drops weight without compromise of rim strength and still comes backed with the same lifetime guarantee as the standard Maker
Craig was having a few issues with his OEM wheelset and came to us for some advice around what needed to be done. The answer was the Mullet Makers
We have recently introduced our new line of Maker rims called the Maker SL “super light’ which is a lighter carbon layup and drops weight without compromise of rim strength and still comes backed with the same lifetime guarantee as the standard Makers, This set running the 35mm and 50mm rear rims On the Black White Industry’s T11 hubset, all laced up using the top of the line DT Swiss Aerolite spokes.