Rheicel is a very lucky man. Not only has his custom Titanium disc brake CX frame arrived, but we’ve just shipped out his new White Industries MI6 hubs laced to Hplusson Archetypes – polished of course. It’s fair to say Rhiecel has a “retro bent”, his new CX rig features a box crown “Fat Chance/Tange Struts” style Ti fork. But it has a modern geometry, 135mm rear hub spacing and disc brake tabs.
We specced the White Industries MI6 hubs because of their bombproof reliability, Titanium freehub body, beautiful polished finish, and great weight. Rheicel requested Sapim double butted spokes and brass nipples for premium reliability and longevity. Of course, the rim selection was easy, polished Hplusson Archetypes all the way. Extremely strong, stiff, and quite light – this is a pair of wheels that Rheicel will be riding for many, many years to come. And without rim brake wear, this could be the last CX wheelset Rheicel ever buys.