Latest Custom Builds — Kinlin

Brock's busted Easton EA70 - reborn with a Kinlin XC279

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Brock's busted Easton EA70 - reborn with a Kinlin XC279

Brock was having some woes with his Easton EA70 rear wheel. He'd pulled a spoke through the rim. We find the Kinlin XC279 is an excellent replacement rim for this kind of wheel - super robust, not heavy and wide at 23mm external. Being a few years old, and having some some miles on them, the spokes and nipples were seized. We rebuilt the fine Easton EA70 hub onto the Kinlin using Sapim Race double butted spokes on the non drive side, and Sapim Leader plain gauge spokes on the driveside. The heavier gauge spoke acts to somewhat equalise lateral...

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Ricky's Misfortune Results In A Great Opportunity - DT Swiss 240s on Kinlin XC279

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Ricky's Misfortune Results In A Great Opportunity - DT Swiss 240s on Kinlin XC279

Ricky asked what would be a good all alloy round rim to use his DT Swiss 240s hubs on - considering he weighs 95kgs. The hubs were 20h front and 24h rear, so in order to preserve stiffness and reliability, a sturdier deeper section rim is required. The Kinlin XC279 was an obvious choice. It's 23mm wide, 28mm deep, and tough as nails.

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Custom retro wheels on XLR8 Rouleur Mk3 hubs

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Custom retro wheels on XLR8 Rouleur Mk3 hubs

Back when we moved the workshop (10 dog years ago) we found a heap of stock we didn’t know we had. Partial hubsets, pairs of rims, and all manner of stuff. Rob called us up looking to replace an ailing

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Neil’s silver commuter rebuild on polished Kinlin XC279 rims

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Neil’s silver commuter rebuild on polished Kinlin XC279 rims

You might remember Neil? We put together a nice pair of premium Novatec hubs onto some Kinlin XC-279 rims, and shipped them off to him, last month. Well, he likes them so much, he saw a pair of XC-279 rims

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Neil’s well considered Kinlin’s on Novatec – strong, light, inexpensive (Keith Bontrager was wrong!)

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Neil’s well considered Kinlin’s on Novatec – strong, light, inexpensive (Keith Bontrager was wrong!)

We’ve been working with Neil for quite a while. He’s been building a couple of new bike from scratch, and knew that a factory wheelset was not going to cut it. He’s a big dude (but not specifically heavy at

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