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Ben's Bontrager Alloy 29er wheel rebuild

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Ben's Bontrager Alloy 29er wheel rebuild

Ben is a repeat customer. We've built a couple of carbon rims for him and he has been so happy he asked us to rebuild some Bontrager wheels that came on his hardtail. They had been unreliable, and the local bike shop had been unable to keep them true for him. As with the majority of our builds, we custom cut Sapim spokes using our Morizumi spoke machine to an accuracy of +/- 0.1mm and laced the wheel in a reliable 3x pattern. The outcome is a set of much more evenly tensioned wheels, using far superior quality spokes, that...

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Kwesi's Ultimate Disc Road Wheels - White Industries CLD on Nextie Carbon

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Kwesi's Ultimate Disc Road Wheels - White Industries CLD on Nextie Carbon

Kwesi was piecing together his ultimate road bike - a Wilier Cento 10NDR. Another customer recommended he seek our advice. He needed some light and aero disc road wheels, that would be stiff and super reliable (he's a big guy). We chose the White Industries CLD hubs for this build, as they are light, tough and dependable. The finish is awesome and seems to weather far better than other premium offerings. Add to that an indestructible titanium freehub, simple maintenance, and they're a solid bet if you want to still to Centrelock rotors. The Nextie Classic 45mm deep and 25mm wide...

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Adam's Red Project 321 hubs on Nextie Asymmetric Carbon XC hoops

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Adam's Red Project 321 hubs on Nextie Asymmetric Carbon XC hoops

Adam needed some new XC wheels for his Scott Spark. He had been checking out the Asian carbon wheel "trading houses", but was pleasantly surprised when we discussed our consultative process and pricing. We don't cost much more, for a wheelset that is specced for the rider, 100% Australian handbuilt, by people who love what they do! He could not resist the Project 321 Boost hubs in candy red (who can?) and seeing he prefers XC speed a 25mm internal width asymmetric carbon rim from Nextie was the light and tough choice. The Asymmetric drilling of the rim enables left...

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Ian's Nextie Carbon on White Industries XMR+ front wheel

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Ian's Nextie Carbon on White Industries XMR+ front wheel

Ian phoned with a requirement to replace an ageing and unreliable front 29er wheel. He's a rider from the nearby Gold Coast, so we knew well the tracks he rode. Initially we discussed an alloy replacement for his wheel, very similar to what he had. However, Nextie carbon offerings are so well priced, the cost to upgrade to wider, stiffer and lighter carbon is not great. Together we decided that a 30mm internal width rim would be a great choice for the XC/Trail style usage he needed. Coming in at just over 500g, these rims are light for their sturdiness,...

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Matt's Light Bicycle Carbon XC hoops on Hope hubs

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Matt's Light Bicycle Carbon XC hoops on Hope hubs

Matt is an old friend from way back. He's an avid singlespeeder and very very handy down hill. He was keen to build some new XC wheels for his old singlespeed and came to us for this, his fourth set of XLR8 wheels. Matt likes the Light Bicycle product and selected their 27mm wide 29er rim, that comes in at a scant 360g! On his supplied Hope hubs we used plain gauge Sapim Leader spokes on the rear wheel (to ensure optimum stiffness - he rides hard) and double butted Sapim Race spokes on the front - both in no frills...

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