Latest Custom Builds — Road Bike Wheel Builds

Rob's dynamo touring wheels - Shutter Precision and Shimano Deore XT

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Rob's dynamo touring wheels - Shutter Precision and Shimano Deore XT

Rob wanted two pairs of wheels for his touring and commuting bikes. Both needed dynamo hubs on the front, and he wanted utmost reliability for the rear hub. Ideally standard ball bearings and cones, and a steel freehub. The Shutter Precision PD-8 hub fit the dynamo need perfectly. They are inexpensive, robust, and work well. Also well supported here in Australia. The Shimano Deore XT hub is the perfrect rear touring hub. It's very well made, the bearings are beautiful (and easily serviced) and the freehub is steel, so super tough and resistant to the gouging that can occur with...

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Ben's Hplusson Archetype on White Industries T11

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Ben's Hplusson Archetype on White Industries T11

"Perfect. Exactly what I wanted. Amazing ride quality - like having a new bike. Cant get over how harsh my old wheels were!" Great feedback after Ben's first ride on his new wheels. Ben travels a lot, and needed a reliable light wheelset to travel with. His higher level Fulcrums had proven a little unreliable, and he was never completely happy with the "feel" of them. In particular he was looking for a wheel that was more comfortable to ride. Not needing tubeless, the Hplusson Archetype is a logical choice. At 23mm wide, they work really well with 23 and...

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Peter's new disc road wheels - Bitex on Hplusson THE HYDRA

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Peter's new disc road wheels - Bitex on Hplusson THE HYDRA

Peter contacted us after buying his new Scott disc road bike. He was unhappy with the weight of the wheels. Following some consultation, where we discussed his riding style, surfaces, and goals, he decided on the Hplusson THE HYDRA tubeless disc road as the perfect rim for his build. They are light, nicely finished, tubeless ready, and certainly great value.  Bitex MTR and MTR hubs were selected for their easy parts availability, and solid economy performance. They are a really light MTB hub, so certainly up to the task of road disc usage. Of course, dependable Sapim Race spokes and...

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Bob's Nextie Road Carbon build on XLR8 hubs

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Bob's Nextie Road Carbon build on XLR8 hubs

Bob needed a new set of wheels for Ultra Endurance riding. They needed to be light, strong and not too expensive. These days, the hubs are the most expensive part of most builds, so the XLR8 MD hubs fit the bill nicely. They are made in Taiwan by one of the world's largest hub manufacturers, feature ABEC 5 grade Enduro bearings, an alloy freehub, and readily available parts (not that they are often required). For rims, the Nextie classic series offer great value. The 45mm version is very aero, yet still rather light. Tubeless ready, toroidal aero shape, quality high Tg...

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Calvin's BikePacking and Big Ride Wheels

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Calvin's BikePacking and Big Ride Wheels

We built some wheels for Calvin some time ago. He claims they are the only wheels he's owned that have never required any attention. We're happy with that! This time Calvin needed a pair of bikepacking and gravel wheels for his new ride. We discussed at length the differing options, and Calvin was really keen to ensure utmost reliability. As a result, we decided the White Industries CLD hubs were a natural choice - super reliable, super tough and absolutely beautiful! For rims, the Spank Oozy Trail 295 was selected. Such a versatile rim! We have been using these rims for purposes from XC...

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