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Bob's Stiff and Light Classics - White Industries T11 on Hplusson Archetype

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Bob's Stiff and Light Classics - White Industries T11 on Hplusson Archetype

Bob came to use with a need to replace his carbon Reynolds wheels. He was unhappy with their lateral stiffness, and unsure of their longevity on the rough roads he rides around Armidale.  He knew that an Archetype build would be just the ticket, having read our musings on these rims. A pair of White Industries T11 hubs also seemed to make sense - tough, light, and super reliable. We had a couple of conversations with him to ascertain the best solution for his 95kgs weight. As a result, we specified 24 light weight Sapim D-Light spokes on the front...

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David's Hplusson THE HYDRA Disc on White Industries XMR all road wheels

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David's Hplusson THE HYDRA Disc on White Industries XMR all road wheels

David contacted us via Facebook, looking for some assistance and advice for his new wheelset. His titanium Lynskey was being moved across to commuter and gravel duties, and the old road focussed wheels were just not going to cut it. As usual, we discussed his budget, riding and specific needs, the differing options, and their features and benefits. He was looking for ultimate hub reliability, and low rotational weight.  The White Industries XMR is the hub of choice in such a case. Light, super well built and ultra reliable, we think there are few better hubs (if any) out there. There...

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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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