Dave’s Rail 34 / 52, 240, ELF wheelset.

Dave’s wheelset is made up of Rail 34 front and 52 rear carbon rims, DT Swiss 240 rear hub, Alchemy ELF front hub, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and alloy spoke nipples. Soon to be ripping around Auckland on his matt carbon finished Look 695.

Anthony’s Rail wheelset and a half!

Anthony’s wheeset is made up of Rail rims with the full carbon Rail 52 rear and a 52 front or a 34 front depending on the day. Easy to swap between as…  well just swapping the wheel. The rear hub is a DT Swiss 240 and both front hubs are Alchemy ELF. Spokes are DT Swiss Aerolites and alloy spoke nipples. All three wheels are made up the same with the same silver spoke and nipple colour and Black decals.

Doug’s Rail 34 / 52, T11 wheelset.

Doug’s wheeset was built with November Rail full carbon 34mm front and 52mm rear rims, White Industries T11 hubs front and rear, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and alloy spoke nipples. Included in this is the Carbon brake pads and the Titanium Quick release’s, bolt up the cassette and mount the tyres and he will be setting PB’s in no time.

Jason’s rear rebuild

Jason….  Local legend on the road and mountain bike, a regular here at Wheelworks, a family man with two awesome kids and a awesome wife, a good mate to many and a KOM holder to a few points in the far distance above sea level… Well not to long back he was hit by a car coming home from work, Jason is fine thank goodness but his rear wheel took a good hit and needed a rim replacement.

Old school meets new school here… The new wide Pacenti SL23 was called in to lace up to his old school Dura-Ace hub. The shinny 8 speed one, you know the one… The one with the little grease port thing you slide around on the left hand side of the hub to pump grease into the left bearings (I think if you keep pumping grease in it may come out the right hand side? haha). Laced with black DT Swiss Competition spokes and black alloy spoke nipples.

To a good friend, stay safe out there, for all our sake’s.

James’s Enve 3.4, DT 240, ELF wheelset

James’s wheelset is made up of the Enve Smart 3.4 full carbon rims, DT Swiss 240 rear hub, Alchemy ELF front hub, DT Swiss aerolite spokes with Enve internal spoke nipples. Keeping the wheelset understated with gloss black Wheelworks decals on the rim and red Wheelworks hub bands.

Out of the Office – California Dreaming

As a kid at school I must have frustrated my teachers: I was smart but I only applied myself to things I loved. I guess it was inevitable that I’d become self-employed as this way I get to craft a business around my obsessions and spend every day doing what I love.

I love my work and I’m genuinely sad to be leaving for 4 weeks despite having an awesome trip lined up. I’m leaving tomorrow to escape NZ’s winter and head to California. I’m meeting people and visiting companies who inspire me, and I’ll be learning how to build a bicycle frame by Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member Paul Sadoff.

Gavin will be in the workshop (with the heater on!) and it will be business-as-usual, however our turn-around times will be higher than usual. I’ll still have access to email but will probably be slow responding, so getting in touch with Gavin will be your best bet.

Let me know if there is anything you need, otherwise I’ll be back 19th August.


ps. Gavin can be reached at gavin@wheelworks.co.nz or 04 387 3592


Roddy’s King hubs rebuilt to HED tubular rims

Grigor’s Rails with T11 hubs

Derby 27.5″ test wheels for NZ Mountain Biker magazine

Have you heard the news?  We’re now stocking and selling Derby wiiiiide rims.  This pair with red Pro2 hubs and red decals is off to NZ Mountain Biker magazine for a long term review.