Latest Custom Builds — Sapim

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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Another smart Nextie and XLR8 build - light and stiff!

Aero Carbon Classic and Retro Gravel Nextie Racing Sapim Tubeless XLR8 Hubs

Another smart Nextie and XLR8 build - light and stiff!

Here's another custom Nextie carbon road wheelset for a customer who wishes to remain anonymous! But we're happy to describe the outcome. The new Nextie Premium range of road rims improves on their already excellent value offerings. Toray T700 and T800 carbon is used, and higher Tg resins for the entire rim construction (not just the braking surface like many others).  There is a more complicated layup process for even more stiffness and strength, and the braking surface is built to event tighter tolerances. Road tubeless ready as well. Plus, the warranty period is now extended to 3 years. These are...

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Paul's Nextie Aero Road Wheels using XLR8 MD hubs for a super light solution.

Aero Carbon DT Swiss Nextie Racing Sapim Time Trial or Tri TT and Triathlon Tubeless

Paul's Nextie Aero Road Wheels using XLR8 MD hubs for a super light solution.

Paul is local rider who excels in the hills. He's very light and climbs like a "mountain goat". After hearing about our wheels from other riders in his training group, he approached us to help him with some aero hoops.  As with many pure climbers, their power to weight ratio may be strong, but their power to frontal area (aero coefficient) may not be as high. They can suffer on the flats and in headwinds. This often explains why the big guys can mash on the flats (high power to frontal area), but suffer in the hills (low power to...

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Josh’s Carbon Wonder Hoops on White Industries ENO Eccentric Disc and XMR

All Mountain Carbon Cyclocross Enduro Gravel Mountain Bike Wheel Builds Sapim Supplied Rims Wheel Builds White Industries

Josh’s Carbon Wonder Hoops on White Industries ENO Eccentric Disc and XMR

Our chief wheelbuilder has been threatening to build a new singlespeed for years now. He considers his ’08 Santa Cruz Chameleon to be the finest handling hardtail he’s ever ridden, but it is getting long in the tooth, and those

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Andy’s HED Belgium C2 on White Industries T11

Classic Classic and Retro HED Racing Road Bike Wheel Builds Sapim Wheel Builds

Andy’s HED Belgium C2 on White Industries T11

Andy worked out pretty quickly that the original wheels supplied on his new Trek were really not to the same standard as the rest of the bike. It’s not uncommon for factory specced wheelsets to be quite low quality, in

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