Ian wanted a light weight pair of d0-all wheels for riding and events around Wellington.
We matched an Alchemy ELF front hub to a DT Swiss 240s rear to give a light weight, super durable combination.
DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes keep the weight and aerodynamic drag down and our lifetime guarantee against broken spokes means many kms of trouble-free riding.
The Pacenti SL23 rims are great quality and offer an amazing ride.
Gavin, myself and two of our wheelsets were recently reviewed by CyclingTips.
In all honesty I cringe when I hand wheels over for reviews – the hyperboles of “vertically stiff, laterally compliant”, “climbs like a homesick angel” and every other cycling cliché generally ring true with modern day product reviews. Criticism, product knowledge and journalistic honesty are often lacking.
CyclingTips are different: I’ve read their website for years and their reviews can be ruthless. A review of a mega-high-priced carbon wheelset (not ours!!) was updated with this text:
In short, I cannot recommend these wheels after experiencing the problems myself and my team have had. It’s not only us, there are two of my close friend who have bought them and will tell you the same. I’ve spoken with numerous bike shop mechanics who agree.
CyclingTips find faults, they complain, and their reviewers speak the honest truth. How would our service and our wheels measure up? Quite well as it turns out:
James had heard about the Rail rims and wanted to build a pair up.
We looked at a couple of different hub options but he settled on the PowerTap G3 front and rear hubs. The G3 is a fantastic powermeter and with a recent change in PowerTap pricing is a very affordable way of adding power to your bike.
We used a custom Celeste colour for the Wheelworks decals to match James’ Bianchi.
Black DT Swiss Aerolite spokes are supplemented with two white spokes at each valve.
These wheels are off to Australia to see lots of training and racing.
Lincoln posted his used Tune hubs over from Australia to have them rebuilt. The hubs were still in good shape so there is no problem re-using them.
We laced them up to a pair of Pacenti SL23 rims. The front is laced with 24 DT Swiss Aerolites in a radial, heads-in pattern. The rear is laced 2-cross with 28 spokes.
We used aluminium nipples to keep the weight down.
The wheels are now headed back to Lincoln for many thousands of kms.
Marc has a pair of our aluminium training wheels but with a new TT bike in the fleet he wanted a pair of carbon wheels which could do double-duty on the TT bike and road bike.
We laced up a pair of 52mm Rail rim for him. This is an aero rim with outstanding qualities…we recently sent a pair for review at Cycling Tips and their feedback has been very positive. Look for the review soon.
White Industries now offer the T11 hubs in a raft of colours – for Marc’s wheels we used red. The red is fantastic – so deep and glossy that it looks like wet paint!
Two white DT Swiss Aerolite spokes at each valve and white Wheelworks decals tie everything together.
This is a really good looking pair of wheels which are bound for Ritchie’s Ibis Silk SL road bike. The bike is white with blue highlights and this pair of wheels will look fantastic on it!
Silver spokes add a classic feel to the wheels and two white spokes at each valve are subtle but will tie into the frame.
Blue Chris King R45 hubs sound as good as they look. Ritchie is only running 10 speed but the hubs are ready to go to 11 when he upgrades.
We made custom blue Enve decals for the 3.4 rims – we can make these decals in any colour under the sun (yep even fluro yellow and hot-pink!) to match your bike.
Cliff wanted a new pair of wheels for his commuting / training and also for the events like K2 which he enters.
The 23mm wide SL23 rim is perfect for NZ roads: the lower tyre pressure allowed by the wide rim increases grip in the corners and comfort while at the same time reducing rolling resistance.
A pair of White Industries T11 hubs will keep rolling smoothly for many kms to come.
Bladed DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and aluminium nipples keep the weight down. The red spokes and red decals are a popular choice.
Steve was having big problems with the factory wheels on his Specialized Tarmac breaking spokes and going out of true. He’d heard about our lifetime guarantee against broken spokes so he gave us a call.
We built Steve a pair of wheels based around the White Industries T11 hubs. Both the front and rear hubs are super durable and will give many kms of trouble-free use for Steve.
DT Swiss 585 rims were chosen for their excellent durability and stiffness. These rims have a super-smooth brake track and ride really well.
DT Swiss bladed Aerolite spokes keep the weight and aerodynamic drag down. Custom red Wheelworks decals and two red spokes at each valve add a touch of colour.
These wheels are off to Tasmania – a place I’d love to visit with a road bike after watching the Rapha Continental film which was shot there.
Chris had seen the Enve wheels we’d built for other people on our website and had done his research. He wanted a pair of carbon clinchers which would be more aero than his Fulcrum Racing 0′s but wouldn’t feel like boat anchors going uphill and he thought the Enve 3.4 rim would be a good fit.
Chris liked the look and sound of the King R45 hubs and was enamoured with their red colour.
We laced this combination with DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes. Custom black Wheelworks decals on the rim match the stealth Enve graphics and two white spokes add some class.
This pair of wheels is going to FLY on Chris’ Cervelo.
Alice is a light rider and wanted a pair of carbon wheels which can do double-duty between her road and TT bikes. We weighed up the pros and cons of the Enve 3.4s and 6.7s before deciding that the 3.4 would be more versatile for her.
To keep the wheels light we used an Alchemy ELF front hub and a DT Swiss 240s rear hub. This hub combination also means Alice won’t have to do much maintenance!
Blade Aerolite spokes with two white spokes and white decals look fantastic.