Dan has been riding his Zerode Taniwha (Māori pronunciation: "tanifa") on 26" wheels for some time now, and felt the need to move up to 27.5". The bike is quite special, utilising a centralised 12 spd pinion gearbox that offers a very large spread of gears beyond today's 1x systems.
A special Singlespeed rear wheel is required (as there is no rear derailleur).
Dan wanted a bombproof hub, that is Singlespeed specific, with instant engagement, and silent. It's not easy to find all those things in a hub, but Project321 offered everything he needed, just not in s Singlespeed version. Yet.
We contacted Project321 and asked if they could make their new magnetic pawl hub with a singlespeed freehub, and they came to the party.
So, what you see here is one of the very first in the wild (and certainly the first in Australia). The hub is now offered in multiple colours, with an adjustable freehub sound level (it can be tuned to be loud or virtually silent). The hub is tough as nails, and builds a symmetric wheel - which increases lateral stiffness, reliability, and enhances cornering stability.
Dan was keen to continue using Stan's products, and the Flow Mk3 is an excellent choice. We love the wide profile, sensible weight (too light is not a smart choice for a bike that will be ridden hard), and excellent tubeless system.
The no nonsense choice of silver Spaim Race spokes keeps cost and weight down, but further ensures lateral wheel stiffness. Alloy nipples save a few grams, without compromising strength in any way.