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Cam's Neoretro Carbon Nextie on White Industries T11

Cam's Neoretro Carbon Nextie on White Industries T11

Cam is building a Colnago C60 in a neo-retro Team Mapei style and seeks only the best. It's his very own custom build, so it's got to be right. He got in contact after reading about our wheels online (posted by another customer) and we took the time to discuss his needs, aspirations, riding style and (importantly) where he rides. Looking for some carbon rims that are tough, reliable and not going to cost the earth, the new Nextie Premium range of carbon clinchers cannot be beaten. The standard range is already great, but the new Premium NXT45CX rims have a...

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Anna's Pink Project321 on Nextie Carbon rebuild.

Anna's Pink Project321 on Nextie Carbon rebuild.

Anna is a hardcore XC and Enduro rider that we support. She's attending the World Champs in Cairns so needed some wheel help beforehand. She's been riding these Project321 hubs for four years, and the latest wheelset used some Nextie Carbon XC rims. It was built by another builder, who used alloy nipples. Not the best idea.  Alloy does not get along well with carbon, and will (in most cases, especially MTB) corrode over time. The result is corroded and broken nipples, and a wheelset that cannot be relied upon. Not what you want at the World Champs. Sometimes you only get...

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Robbie's smart, tough, light road wheels. XTR and White Industries on Hplusson Archetype.

Robbie's smart, tough, light road wheels. XTR and White Industries on Hplusson Archetype.

Robbie used us recently to rebuild his MTB wheels, and he liked them so much he immediately asked us to build some road wheels. He handed over a new XTR hub that he'd been given, and asked us to use it for the front wheel.  We matched the beautiful hub with an equally gorgeous White Industries T11 in polished silver. A tough, light and strong solution that matches the XTR well. The XTR hub was 32h, and in order to save weight we used Ritchey Logic Competition super light spokes (laced 2x) and Sapim alloy nipples. On the rear, to ensure...

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Stuart's Roval Carbon 29er wheel rebuild - better and stiffer than before ...

Stuart's Roval Carbon 29er wheel rebuild - better and stiffer than before ...

We've seen this many times before - quality components built up into sub-par wheels by a major manufacturer. Usually in order to save cost, or simply to achieve light weight for the "Internet arms race"*. Stuart was riding around his back yard on his 2 year old Roval Control SL carbon XC wheels when all of a sudden three spokes broke simultaneously. He was seriously unhappy, as he felt the bike had never been ridden hard, nor very often. He came to us to rebuild the wheels, and relayed stories of replacing corroded nipples, and unhelpful shops who simply encouraged him...

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Another smart Nextie and XLR8 build - light and stiff!

Aero Carbon Classic and Retro Gravel Nextie Racing Sapim Tubeless XLR8 Hubs

Another smart Nextie and XLR8 build - light and stiff!

Here's another custom Nextie carbon road wheelset for a customer who wishes to remain anonymous! But we're happy to describe the outcome. The new Nextie Premium range of road rims improves on their already excellent value offerings. Toray T700 and T800 carbon is used, and higher Tg resins for the entire rim construction (not just the braking surface like many others).  There is a more complicated layup process for even more stiffness and strength, and the braking surface is built to event tighter tolerances. Road tubeless ready as well. Plus, the warranty period is now extended to 3 years. These are...

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