Latest Custom Builds — Hplusson

Josh's Novatac on Hplusson THE HYDRA gravel wheelset

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Josh's Novatac on Hplusson THE HYDRA gravel wheelset

The brief was simple, could this once ridden pair MTB hubs be reused in a pair of Gravel/Grandfondo wheels for a road bike? At XLR8 we relish these challenges. These hubs had been ridden once on a test ride, and then the wheels parked. They were a 10s hub, but we had the freehub and the hub body machined to ensure that an 11s cassette would clear (note this is not possible on all hubs*), and adapted the front 15mm thru axle front hub to 9mm quick release (using White Industries adaptors). The Hplusson THE HYDRA is an excellent choice for lightweight disc...

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Ben's Hplusson Archetype on White Industries T11

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Ben's Hplusson Archetype on White Industries T11

"Perfect. Exactly what I wanted. Amazing ride quality - like having a new bike. Cant get over how harsh my old wheels were!" Great feedback after Ben's first ride on his new wheels. Ben travels a lot, and needed a reliable light wheelset to travel with. His higher level Fulcrums had proven a little unreliable, and he was never completely happy with the "feel" of them. In particular he was looking for a wheel that was more comfortable to ride. Not needing tubeless, the Hplusson Archetype is a logical choice. At 23mm wide, they work really well with 23 and...

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Alexis's New Gravel Front Wheel - DT Swiss 240 Magura Pro on Hplusson THE HYDRA

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Alexis's New Gravel Front Wheel - DT Swiss 240 Magura Pro on Hplusson THE HYDRA

Following a recent driveway catastrophe (involving a wheel, a car and concrete) a new front wheel was required. We searched through our old stock and found this new Magura Pro front hub. These were made for Magura by Hugi in the days before DT Swiss purchased the hub company. In fact, it's still quite commonplace for DT Swiss to manufacture hubs for other brands - Roval, Bontrager and Giant are notable. The Magura Pro is a silver Hugi 240 (DT Swiss 240s) and a prefect gravel hub (now that most MTBs have moved across to 15mm thru axles. Laced onto THE...

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Chris's Retro Hplusson Archetypes on XLR8 and Hope RS Mono

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Chris's Retro Hplusson Archetypes on XLR8 and Hope RS Mono

Chris had seen our retro inspired builds and sent us a photo of the beautiful blue Colnago that he was "restomodding". He had decided to compliment the beautiful steel frame with a modern 11s Campagnolo Potenza groupset, and needed some wheels that would fit in with the classic aesthetic. We discussed several rim options (including the fantastic Hplusson TB14) but in the end he selected the Hplusson Archetype in polished silver. Primary reasoning? It's a beautifully finished rim, with an aero profile inspired by the late 80s Campagnolo Omega Strada rims. That and they are light, strong, and excellent value! We...

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Grant’s Hplusson Hydra on Novatec

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Grant’s Hplusson Hydra on Novatec

Grant came to us after a recommendation from another customer, seeking some quality wheels for his gravel bike, that would be sexy, reliable, and light. He was on a bit of a budget, so sought our advice. We recommended the

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