Latest Custom Builds — Novatec

Bugs's 29er XC Hoops - Novatec and XLR8 on Alex Evo 2.3

29er Alex Rims All Mountain Cyclocross Gravel Novatec Racing Sapim Specials Wheel Builds XLR8 Hubs

Bugs's 29er XC Hoops - Novatec and XLR8 on Alex Evo 2.3

Bugs races XC, and needed some new MTB wheels to update an older ride. Having ridden carbon hoops before, he wanted to revert back to alloy, as he felt that (at least with skinnier XC tyres) alloy rims offered a more "comfortable" ride. He'd seen a pair of wheels we built some time ago, and decided a very similar package would suit him. Novatec D811SB QR15 front hub and the XLR8 MD rear MTB hub, in 12mm thru axle guise. The XLR8 hub is a solid choice. It's convertible back to QR and 10mm thru axle. The freehub can be converted...

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Ben's Powertap and Novatec Carbon Tubular goodness

Aero Carbon Nextie Novatec Sapim Testimonials Time Trial or Tri TT and Triathlon Wheel Repairs

Ben's Powertap and Novatec Carbon Tubular goodness

Ben had a Powertap lurking, not being used. He heard that Cam was getting some new carbon hoops so he felt a need to get some too! He is one of the last bastion of tubular users. We honestly think that tubs still ride nicer than even the nicest and most supple wide clinchers, but it's also fair to say they can be a hassle. Ben thinks they are worth the effort ... We specced tried and true tubular carbon hoops from Nextie in 45mm, specifically the NXT45RT. We laced Ben's Powertap into a 32h rear rim, and supplied a...

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Sean’s new gravel wheels - Novatec hubs and Giant OEM rims

29er Cyclocross Mountain Bike Wheel Builds Novatec Sapim Specials Supplied Rims Wheel Builds

Sean’s new gravel wheels - Novatec hubs and Giant OEM rims

Sean is one of our best customers. He’s open and honest about his needs and goals, and he listens carefully and provides great feedback on the solutions we propose. He’s the owner of quite a few unique XLR8 wheelsets as

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Grant’s Hplusson Hydra on Novatec

Cyclocross Gravel Hplusson Novatec Sapim Specials Wheel Builds

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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You get what you pay for … the Chinese Fake Campagnolo Bora Rebuild.

Aero Carbon DT Swiss Novatec Racing Road Bike Wheel Repairs Time Trial or Tri Wheel Repairs

You get what you pay for … the Chinese Fake Campagnolo Bora Rebuild.

We do a lot of repairs here at XLR8. It seems the jobs your local bike superstore has no idea how to deal with, we’ve usually seen and fixed before. We also take on the jobs they have been unsuccessful

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