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Will's Tailwind Carbon Hoops on Red Anodised White industries T11 hubs

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Will's Tailwind Carbon Hoops on Red Anodised White industries T11 hubs

Will had a pair of carbon wheels that had failed, and left him with a pair of beautiful White industries T11 hubs, in stunning anodised red. He asked us for our advice on what was the best rim to put these fantastic hubs into. We suggested a pair of Tailwind Carbon clinchers - 45mm front, and an offset 50mm rear. These rims are very high quality, with great warranty, and nicely wide for modern road tyres. The braking surface is a consistently smooth but high friction, and last extremely well. The price is competitive as well. We laced these hubs...

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Retro Mavic Aksium Race rebuild - but why bother?

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Retro Mavic Aksium Race rebuild - but why bother?

A customer dropped by the workshop to see us in the middle of this Mavic Aksium Race wheel rebuild. He asked why we would spend all this time on an older mid level factory wheelset?Like much older Mavic, these wheels were 11s capable from before 11s was a thing. The hubs are very reliable (though not super light). This particular set of rims had seen very little use, but the spokes had become rusty (whilst sitting in storage) and started breaking.We replaced the basic rusty flat bladed spokes with lovely new Sapim Sprint straight pull spokes (a bit thicker Race on...

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Luke's Everyday Road Wheels - Hplusson Archetype on Shimano hubs

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Luke's Everyday Road Wheels - Hplusson Archetype on Shimano hubs

Luke got in contact, and claimed that he'd been "breaking wheels for ten years now". His most recent purchase had been an Italian mid level factory wheelset, and he came to us after these had broken quite quickly. He's a bigger guy, and uses his wheels for both commuting and weekend rides. He needed 100% reliability, but was on a bit of a budget. We worked with him to come to a spec based on a Bitex lightweight front hub, and a Shimano 105 11s rear hub. We love Shimano hubs. The cup and cone system works really well and...

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Neil's DT Swiss 350 on Specialized Alloy Allroad wheel

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Neil's DT Swiss 350 on Specialized Alloy Allroad wheel

Neil had a 24h DT Swiss 350 hub lurking in a drawer, and a new Specialized Axis alloy rim, also 24h. He got in contact thinking these two should be mated for a spare rear wheel for his disc road bike. Being a bigger guy, we advised that a plain gauge spoke would be the best solution on this rear wheel, in order to control lateral felxure of the wheel under load (both pedalling and cornering). So Sapim Leader in black it was. He's a sucker for the all black aesthetic, so we used Sapim black 12mm brass nipples for...

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Thelittlestrocketeer's New Triathlon Hoops - Alexrims 650c on Rebuilt Cheapo hubs

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Thelittlestrocketeer's New Triathlon Hoops - Alexrims 650c on Rebuilt Cheapo hubs

Jett is a little 11 year old who loves to run, surf and ride. As a result, he's pretty bloody quick in Triathlon, even riding his MTB! Keen for more speed, he came to us and asked what we could do. We found an old 650c road bike on the local classifieds, and stripped and rebuilt it with smarter and lighter parts (but nothing too special, as he will grow out of this bike pretty soon). Being in an age group where he's not yet allowed to use aero bars, fast wheels and tyres are his only real aero advantage....

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