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Roval 142+ rebuild onto Light Bicycle 38mm Carbon Asymmetric 29er rim

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Roval 142+ rebuild onto Light Bicycle 38mm Carbon Asymmetric 29er rim

If you are running a Specialized MTB dually from a few years ago, you may have a proprietary "142plus" hub. More details in a recent post, but essentially, if you have one of these, it makes sense to keep using it. The idea was a good one (a wider flanged hub), but came along just as the Boost standard emerged, and was thus eclipsed. Only certain Specialized frames can use these hubs, and these hubs cannot be used in normal 142mm spaced frames. Another retailer approached us to help out one of his customers. The customer hadpurchased a Light Bicycle...

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Hernando's Bontrager Nextie 29er Asymmetric Carbon Rebuild

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Hernando's Bontrager Nextie 29er Asymmetric Carbon Rebuild

Hernando rides a Trek All Mountain 29er. It's a fine bike, and he's decided that he'll keep it for a good few years yet. Being a 29er, he felt that the standard Bontrager Rhythm Comp alloy wheelset was a little too flexy for his liking. They are also a little narrow at 21mm wide internal. He felt this to be the only issue with the bike. So, after a couple of years abusing the alloy wheelset, he came to us looking for advice on a wide carbon wheelset to breathe a bit of new life (and lateral stiffness ) into...

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Ben's Roval DT Swiss 142+ Rebuild onto Nextie Asymmetrical Carbon 29er

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Ben's Roval DT Swiss 142+ Rebuild onto Nextie Asymmetrical Carbon 29er

We performed a Specialized Roval DTSwiss 240s 142+ hub rebuild for Ben - disassembly, internal and external clean, new bearings, springs, grease(s), and she's back in action and ready for another 5 years of abuse! Then we do what we seem to be doing to a lot of Roval wheels lately - replaced the rim. We replaced the cracked Roval with a Nextie Asymmetrical 25mm internal width rim, to match the width of his surviving front. We used DT Swiss Competition double butted black spokes and black brass nipples on this rebuild, and of course setup the tubeless tape for...

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The XLR8 World MTB Championship Connection

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The XLR8 World MTB Championship Connection

Elite riders are no stranger to XLR8. Listed as repeat customers are plenty of Ironman competitors, an ex-German National Champ, National level road and MTB racers, and over the last few years a very vocal Aussie MTB racer. She's ridden both MTB Marathon XC Worlds and more recently UCI MTB Worlds in Cairns. She's been riding our hoops for several years now, quietly. Not like her really, but I suppose that's what happens when you are sponsored by a multinational bike company! Driven in all aspects of her busy life, she has a "take no prisoners" riding style, and recently cracked...

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Ted's Hope Pro4 on Nextie Carbon Asymmetric Rims

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Ted's Hope Pro4 on Nextie Carbon Asymmetric Rims

Ted was keen for some new hoops and approached us for advice on wheels to replace the alloy Roval 29er wheels on his 2017 Specialized Enduro. He was specifically after a wider rim and had a weight target in mind. He rides technical and rocky trails, and had smashed up his Rovals, so reliability was paramount. Following some discussions, we suggested a Nextie Carbon rim build with silver Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples. The silver spokes always look classy and help to recover some of the additional cost of going carbon - not that the additional cost over premium alloy...

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