Malcolm would have to agree that he is one luck man. Not that he isn’t lucky to be fitting these lovely wheels to his road bike, or that he has just had the 25th wedding anniversary with his caring wife, But its the fact that he is still walking after getting T-boned by a U-turning car out riding his Cervelo at 48kshr !! resulting in a broken collarbone, 4 ribs, dislocated 2 fingers and had is throught stitched up!
Malcolm was after a replacement wheel set similar to what we had build him up before. We used a Chris King R45 Ceramic hub set to spin for what will seem like days and last for many a years.
Flite carbon 45 rims front and rear to cheat on wind drag so Malcolm can get home to his wife ohhh so fast (or just to the finish line first or keep in front of his mates)
DT Swiss Aerolite spokes hold this tight, light, reliable and not to forget stealth pairing of parts together. We here at Wheelworks know that you will make time to get out for a spin on these wheels on your 50th wedding anniversary. Keep up the good work.
This is a build that we love to do!
We like to think that we do a good job and a repeat customer is the highest compliment We build a lot of cool wheels BUT its the repeat business that we like the best. We are proud of our work and a repeat order just makes us smile that little bit more.
We built up some alloy road wheels around a year ago and they are going well but Dan wanted something a bit faster and lighter for the race days and still go the distance day in day out. We chose the Flite 35 front and Flite 45 rear to keep the weight down, stiffness and aero speed up. Dan’s alloy wheels will be passed onto his second bike.
The Chris King hubs are a all time classic with their precision machining, awesome looks and super smooth bearings. We chose the red to tie in with the bikes colour scheme and to stand out from the many black hubs out there. The rear hub is fitted with a Campagnolo freehub body.
The DT Swiss Aerolite spokes keeps the wheel weight down while helping the aero rims hold the speed gained with every pedal stroke.
A happy customer now with two sets of great performing wheels to which we at Wheelworks say thanks.
Will wanted a pair of carbon road wheels which could be used for events like the Half Ironman as well as general road riding and training.
Our Flite carbon rims fit the bill perfectly so we matched them to an Alchemy ELF front hub and DT Swiss 240s rear. These hubs are both very light and require almost zero maintenance meaning Will can spend more time riding and less time fiddling with his bike.
Spokes are bladed DT Swiss Aerolite and like all of our wheels we guarantee Will won’t ever break one.
1347 gram actual weight is lighter than a Zipp 202, DuraAce C24 or basically any other wheelset out there, and this wheelset uses an aero 45mm rear rim.
Just in time for the Grape Ride! Malcolm damaged his front wheel a couple of weeks ago and decided to upgrade to a new pair of Flite carbon clinchers.
We used an Alchemy ELF front hub matched with a White Industries T11 rear. These hubs have wide flange spacing and will build into a stiff pair of wheels.
DT Swiss Aerolite spokes with two white spokes at each valve hold the wheels together. Like all of our wheels these have a lifetime broken spoke guarantee.
The Flite 45mm carbon rims are a perfect all-around rim and build into a wheelset suitable for everything from daily training to events and funrides.
Jurjen came down pretty hard in last weekend’s Waikanae fun ride – not much fun. His Zipp rear rim was badly damaged and needed to be replaced.
The 28 hole PowerTap hub was still in good shape so it made sense to re-build onto it. The Enve 45 rim is a great rim, much lighter than his old Zipp, and comes in a 28 hole drilling. Perfect!
Jurjen decided to have a matching front wheel built. We used an Alchemy ELF hub and a 20 hole Enve 45 rim.
The Enve 45 rims don’t get a lot of love with the 3.4 being available but they’re fantastic rims and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Spokes are DT Swiss Aerolite with two red spokes at each valve. Red had been scientifically proven* to be the fastest colour and therefore red spokes will make this wheelset faster. Plus they match the red decals.
*Ok, I made that bit up.
I built Malcolm a very similar pair of Flite clinchers last year but with a new Colnago C59 on the way with DuraAce 11 speed he wanted a second set.
This time we used a 35mm front wheel to compliment the 45mm on his other wheelset.
A 45mm rear rim adds some depth, stiffness and aero.
DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes keep the weight down.
Chris King R45 hubs with ceramic bearings and the new 11 speed freehub body – a great looking and sounding hubset.
Bruce wanted a good quality pair of wheels for everyday training, long weekend rides and events. The super durable Enve 3.4 rims laced to Chris King R45 hubs fit the bill perfectly.
The King R45 hubs are now available to fit 11 speed Shimano cassettes – Bruce is currently using 10 speed but this means future upgrades are easy. The anodized colour of the R45 hubs needs to be seen to be believed – it’s incredibly deep, rich colour. The red and blue hubs are my personal favourite and Bruce loved the red.
Black DT Swiss Aerolite spokes hold everything together with our lifetime guarantee against broken spokes.
Bruce wanted super stealth black Wheelworks decals and BJW67 written on the rims.
Gordon McCauley called wanting a pair of wheels which his wife could use on her TT bike and which Gordon could borrow for races and fun rides. Gordon wanted clinchers for ease of use and wanted them to be aero and light.
I chose our Flite 45mm front and 65mm rear full-carbon clincher rims. These will be ideal for Mrs McCauleys timetrials and perfect for Gordons off-the-front attacks.
A 66 gram Alchemy ELF front hub builds into a light, stiff front wheel. If these wheels were only going to be used by Mrs McCauley I’d have chosen a slightly lighter rear hub but I’ve race against Gordy (and spent enough time in the bunch behind him) to know he’s a monster on a bike so the White Industries T11′s titanium freehub body, steel axle and extra bearings will stiffen the rear wheel while only adding 30 grams of weight.
Bladed DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and custom white decals round off the wheels.
Sandy wanted a new pair of wheels for his magnesium-framed Pinarello Dogma. The blue Chris King R45 hubs are going to be a perfect match for the frame and the two white spokes will highlight the Pina’s white graphics.
The Enve 3.4 rims are light, durable, and suitable for everyday use as well as events and races. This wheelset will drop a huge chunk of weight over his old Campagnolo Eurus wheels.
Scott wanted a pair of our Flite full-carbon clinchers for timetrial and triathlon use. We selected the 65mm rim for both the front and rear wheels.
The front hub is an Alchemy ELF and it’s paired with a White Industries T11 rear hub. The T11 has a titanium freehub body ready for Shimano 11 speed cassettes but will work on Scott’s existing 10 speed groupset.
To keep the wheels aero we used DT Swiss Aerolite spokes and internal nipples. Two white spokes tie to the decals.
Scott wanted some big decals so I used the Wheelworks text logo designed by Gary and it looks great on the deep rims.
An actual weight of 1688 grams is highly competitive for a clincher wheelset of this depth and stiffness.