Latest Custom Builds — Mountain Bike Wheel Builds

Andy's Stunning Project321 on Nextie Premium Enduro Wheels

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Andy's Stunning Project321 on Nextie Premium Enduro Wheels

Andy's Yeti SB5.5 needed a new wheelset. The spec wheelset was proving to be a little underwhelming, and Andy wanted more width, and lower weight. Better hub reliability and longevity would be a bonus if possible. We discussed all aspects of the built with him - including his weight, riding style, trails ridden and potential tyre choices. Just part of the extensive process we can go through to ensure our customers get the best wheels for their needs and aspirations. Following this, we had a few calls to discuss the options regarding hubs and rims. Both White Industries XMR Boost...

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Dan's Superlight Nextie Carbon CX/Gravel wheels - White Industries XMR hubs

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Dan's Superlight Nextie Carbon CX/Gravel wheels - White Industries XMR hubs

Dan gets around Melbourne on his Specialized Crux CX bike and needed some new wheels to replace the heavy original wheelset. Being a bigger guy, we discussed the pros and cons of alloy, deep road carbon, and narrower width 29er hoops, and after some consideration the Nextie Premium Asymmetric 27mm carbon 29er rim was selected. It would be a perfect match for the 38c CX tyres that he likes to run. He appreciates quality and it took no time for him to realize that the White Industries XMR hubset is a killer deal. They are light, super tough, and the finish is...

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Gavin's Economy Monstercross Solution

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Gavin's Economy Monstercross Solution

Gavin has an old school custom 29er. Back from the days when the geometry was still being tried and tested, but yet to be fully refined. It's fair to say that process did take some years to come to the stable, yet still quite nimble 29er geometry that exists today. His old ride has quite short top tube, and he decided to convert it to a monstercross (big tyre gravel) bike, as the geometry would be perfect for that, and he has a lot of old parts lying about. The only snag was that he didn't have a rear wheel...

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Dan's Project321 Singlespeed hubs on Stan's Flow EX Mk3 rims

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Dan's Project321 Singlespeed hubs on Stan's Flow EX Mk3 rims

Dan rides a very unusual Enduro rig. The Kiwi made Zerode Taniwha uses the Pinion P1:12 frame mounted gearbox, and thus only a single front chainring, and one rear cog. This gearbox provides 12 gears, evenly spaced apart to give a total gearing range of 600 percent. Setup appropriately, this can offer gearing as high as a SRAM 11s 32x10t set-up, but with a super low ratio that’s even lower than a 46t cog! This special bike requires special wheels. Dan's old 26" wheels had been serving him well, but the bike was designed to accomodate 27.5" and he was keen to try...

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Geoff's DT Swiss 240s Carbon wheel rebuild

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Geoff's DT Swiss 240s Carbon wheel rebuild

Geoff has been running a Rockshox RS-1 on his Trek, but was unhappy with the reliability. He worked with our friends at Cyclinic and decided to migrate over to Fox. Unfortunately the DT Swiss hub that was implanted in the OEM front wheel was not strictly compatible with the Boost standard. Rockshox had specified a unique hub for the RS-1. As a result, Geoff needed a rebuild to use his wheel in his new fork. Into a DT Swiss carbon hoop, it was only natural to use a DT Swiss 240s hub. We used DT Swiss Competition spokes in black to...

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