Latest Custom Builds — 29er

Ben's Bontrager Alloy 29er wheel rebuild

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Ben's Bontrager Alloy 29er wheel rebuild

Ben is a repeat customer. We've built a couple of carbon rims for him and he has been so happy he asked us to rebuild some Bontrager wheels that came on his hardtail. They had been unreliable, and the local bike shop had been unable to keep them true for him. As with the majority of our builds, we custom cut Sapim spokes using our Morizumi spoke machine to an accuracy of +/- 0.1mm and laced the wheel in a reliable 3x pattern. The outcome is a set of much more evenly tensioned wheels, using far superior quality spokes, that...

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Marcel Nextie Premium and Ultralight Carbon on White Industries and Industry9

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Marcel Nextie Premium and Ultralight Carbon on White Industries and Industry9

We've helped Marcel out a couple of times now. He loves his new trail technology, and every time he buys a new bike, we get a call from him! This time he could not resist something very special, the new Mondraker Foxy 29er. Those Spaniards seem to know how to make a sexy bike! Such a sexy new frame needed some sexy and tough wheels for the heavy duty trails that Marcel rides on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Together we agreed that the Nextie Ultralight 34mm 29″ carbon rim would be a tough, wide, reliable and light front. It's 28mm internal...

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Bec's White Industries XMR+ Boost hubs on Nextie Premium Carbon

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Bec's White Industries XMR+ Boost hubs on Nextie Premium Carbon

Bec is a former Australian SingleSpeed National Champ who has decided to make the leap across to big travel and (gasp!) gears! She has a custom made steel Starling Murmur that she is putting together as her ultimate build, and asked for our advice on the best wheels.  We've known and ridden with Bec for years, so understand her riding style well. As a result, she asked us to spec "what you would spec - if you were me". Easy then! White Industries XMR Boost hubs laced to Nextie Premium Carbon 36mm wide 29er rims (29mm internal width) for double duty as an...

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Adam's Red Project 321 hubs on Nextie Asymmetric Carbon XC hoops

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Adam's Red Project 321 hubs on Nextie Asymmetric Carbon XC hoops

Adam needed some new XC wheels for his Scott Spark. He had been checking out the Asian carbon wheel "trading houses", but was pleasantly surprised when we discussed our consultative process and pricing. We don't cost much more, for a wheelset that is specced for the rider, 100% Australian handbuilt, by people who love what they do! He could not resist the Project 321 Boost hubs in candy red (who can?) and seeing he prefers XC speed a 25mm internal width asymmetric carbon rim from Nextie was the light and tough choice. The Asymmetric drilling of the rim enables left...

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Ian's Nextie Carbon on White Industries XMR+ front wheel

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Ian's Nextie Carbon on White Industries XMR+ front wheel

Ian phoned with a requirement to replace an ageing and unreliable front 29er wheel. He's a rider from the nearby Gold Coast, so we knew well the tracks he rode. Initially we discussed an alloy replacement for his wheel, very similar to what he had. However, Nextie carbon offerings are so well priced, the cost to upgrade to wider, stiffer and lighter carbon is not great. Together we decided that a 30mm internal width rim would be a great choice for the XC/Trail style usage he needed. Coming in at just over 500g, these rims are light for their sturdiness,...

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