Georgie wanted a pair of do-all wheels for her white LOOK. The red White Ind T11 hubs took her fancy so we laced a pair of 20/24 hole hubs to the SL23 rims.
The SL23 has become our go-to rim for a wide variety of road uses…it’s such a great rim that we tend to use it for everyone from 60kg to 90kg. There are lighter options for light-weight riders, however the stiffness, smooth braketrack, and great ride quality of the 23m wide rim mean that the small weight penalty is often worth it.
DT Swiss Aerolite spokes hold everything together, and red anodized nipples match the hubs.
These wheels are heading to Australia as we speak.
Christian wanted a pair of wheels which would be stiff enough and last. He’d done his research and had seen plenty of similar wheelsets here on our website.
DT Swiss 585 rims are ideal for larger, more powerful riders. They’re super stiff and super durable, and have a really good quality brake surface.
White Industries T11 hubs are the gold-standard and work exceptionally well.
I managed to convince Christian that Aerolite spokes would be worth the couple of hundred dollars surcharge from round-section Competition spokes so he’ll have a wheelset which is lighter than most mid-level ‘factory’ wheelsets which being miles stiffer and with our lifetime broken-spoke warranty.
Thanks for your order Christian – your wheels are winging their way to Sydney as I type.
Justin sent us a near-new Reynolds wheel which had been suffering from hub problems since day 1. We rebuilt the wheel with a new White Ind hub – this is one of the few good hubs available in a 24 hole spoke count to match the Reynolds rim.
DT Swiss Competition spokes and aluminium nipples will keep the weight down.
It should be hassle-free riding for Justin from now on!
Steve’s front Zipp hub exploded in pretty spectacular fashion a few weeks ago and we rebuilt the wheel with a new black Alchemy ELF and black spokes. Once Steve got the wheel back he liked the modernized look of the black hubs / spokes so sent the rear down to have the same treatment. It was also a good time to upgrade the hub to one which can take an 11 speed cassette, event though Steve is currently using 10 speed.
We’ve built a few wheels for Chris over the years – this latest one is a SP Dynamo front disc hub laced up to a Pacenti SL23. This wheel will be used for long distance brevets where the dynamo will come in handy. The SL23 is perfect for this type of use – durable, wide, stiff, and very comfortable.
Tim wanted a bulletproof wheel for his touring bike. An Ultegra 11 speed hub will roll reliably for a long time, and the Hed C2 rim is stiff and durable. It’s 23mm width will work well with touring and cyclocross tyres.
John wanted a light weight pair of carbon wheels and he approached us with a good idea of what he was looking for. His ‘want’ list was a good match for his weight and riding style so we went ahead with the build.
To match the red Chris King R45 hubs we used custom red Enve decals on the 3.4 clincher rims. The 3.4 is by far the most popular Enve rim we build up and it’s got a great balance of weight, aero, and stiffness.
DT Swiss Aerolite spokes are the perfect spoke for this type of wheelsets as they’re light and aero, and our lifetime broken spoke warranty means zero hassles for John.
Andrew wanted a pair of do-all aluminium wheels and wanted to use the PowerTap hubs for measuring power. Even with all the crank- and pedal-based power meters on the market the PowerTap hubs still make a lot of sense – they’re light, super durable, accurate, and dependable.
The SL23 rim is perfectly suited for this type of do-all wheel: light, stiff, and durable.
Gavin laced them up with DT Swiss Aerolite spokes to keep drag and weight down, and our lifetime guarantee against broken spokes means great durability.
Barry wanted a pair of wheels for his Trek Madone which would be durable.
We used the excellent DT Swiss 585 rim. This rim is 30mm deep and extremely stiff. They build up really well and they’ve got fantastic durability.
White Industries T11 hubs are the go-to hubset for larger, more powerful riders. The steel axle, oversized bearings, and titanium freehub body do a great job of keeping the hubs rolling smoothly for years and year, and the wide flange spacing builds into a stiff wheelset.
For Barry’s wheels we used DT Swiss Competition spokes with brass nipples. As with all our wheelsets Barry’s has a lifetime guarantee against broken spokes.
Red decals and Barry’s nickname round out the wheelset.