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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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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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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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Dan's new Singlespeed Enduro Wheelset - Custom Project321 on Stan's Flow Mk3

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Dan's new Singlespeed Enduro Wheelset - Custom Project321 on Stan's Flow Mk3

Dan has been riding his Zerode Taniwha (Māori pronunciation: "tanifa") on 26" wheels for some time now, and felt the need to move up to 27.5". The bike is quite special, utilising a centralised 12 spd pinion gearbox that offers a very large spread of gears beyond today's 1x systems. A special Singlespeed rear wheel is required (as there is no rear derailleur). Dan wanted a bombproof hub, that is Singlespeed specific, with instant engagement, and silent. It's not easy to find all those things in a hub, but Project321 offered everything he needed, just not in s Singlespeed version. Yet. We contacted Project321...

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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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