Hayden wanted a mid-depth wheelset for undulating road events like Taupo, Taranaki, etc.
We used the Enve 3.4 rimset – the 35mm front ad 45mm rear are perfectly suited to this type of riding.
White Industries T11 hubs work really well for larger, more powerful riders like Hayden. Their oversized bearings will roll smoothly for years and the titanium freehub body won’t be destroyed by cassette cogs.
DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and full black-on-black colour scheme keep things stealth.
John purchased a lovely pair of aluminium wheels from us back in 2011 which have been going strong. For Christmas he decided to upgrade to a pair of carbon Rails and pass the aluminium wheels down to his commuter / rain bike.
We used the same combination of an Alchemy ELF front and DT Swiss 240s rear hub as on his aluminium wheels – this means the cassette will be in the same position so he can swap wheelsets if needed.
The Rail 52 is a fantastic rim and recently got an awesome review on CyclingTips.
We used DT Swiss Aerolite spokes with two white spokes at each valve and as with all our wheelsets this one has a our lifetime guarantee against broken spokes.
We used green highlights on the wheels to tie in to John’s Cannondale.
Darren wanted a pair of aero wheels – primarily for TTs but with enough versatility that they could be used for road use. He wanted clincher rims for their versatility.
Darren had some bad experiences with Zipp and Reynolds wheels and lost confidence in carbon wheels but I’m certain these Rails will renew his faith.
We used White Industries T11 hubs for their great value and excellent durability.
DT Swiss Aerolite spokes with two white spokes at each valve and some custom white Rail decals.
This wheelset is all boxed and on it’s way to Queensland – thanks for your order Darren!
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.
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.
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.
Who wouldn’t like a super light wheelset which has enough durability and enough brake performance (yes, even in the rain) that it can be ridden daily?
Modern high-quality carbon rims really are good…gone are the days of poor wet-weather performance or cracked rims from minor impacts. These Enve 3.4s lead the way.
We laced them with a super light Alchemy ELF front hub and DT Swiss 240s rear hub. This combination of hubs keeps the weight down to a bare minimum but both of these hubs are durable and don’t require any messing around to get them to work correctly: just fit and forget.
Two white spokes and custom decals add some colour. The blue matches the highlights on his Colnago C59.
The Campagnolo freehub body shows Tim is a man of taste ;-)