Latest Custom Builds — Sapim

Steve's Tough New Carbon Road Wheels

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Steve's Tough New Carbon Road Wheels

We’ve known Steve since the turn off the century when both he and XLR8 worked as bike messengers in Sydney. He’s a big unit and got in contact to discuss some new carbon hoops for his road bike, to service him on the rural roads of mid western New South Wales.Those roads are somewhere between awful and terrible, and Steve wanted a shallow depth carbon wheel that would still be stiff to accomodate his considerable power output. Having owned a retail bike store, and currently working as a mobile mechanic, he knows his stuff but appreciated our spec advice.Bigger guys...

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Nick's Hope Pro4 hubs and Spank Spike rims

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Nick's Hope Pro4 hubs and Spank Spike rims

We built a pair of Hope hubs on Spank rims for a mate of Nick’s and he was so impressed he came to us for advice. He advised us of a history of smashing wheels on Sydney’s Upper North Shore - trails we at XLR8 know well. Hope Pro4 hubs and Spank Spike rims are logical choices. Both are not the lightest product out there, but they are good value and super tough! Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples are all that is required to keep the front wheel together, laced in an uber reliable 3x pattern. On the rear...

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Marcel Nextie Premium and Ultralight Carbon on White Industries and Industry9

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Marcel Nextie Premium and Ultralight Carbon on White Industries and Industry9

We've helped Marcel out a couple of times now. He loves his new trail technology, and every time he buys a new bike, we get a call from him! This time he could not resist something very special, the new Mondraker Foxy 29er. Those Spaniards seem to know how to make a sexy bike! Such a sexy new frame needed some sexy and tough wheels for the heavy duty trails that Marcel rides on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Together we agreed that the Nextie Ultralight 34mm 29″ carbon rim would be a tough, wide, reliable and light front. It's 28mm internal...

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Bec's White Industries XMR+ Boost hubs on Nextie Premium Carbon

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Bec's White Industries XMR+ Boost hubs on Nextie Premium Carbon

Bec is a former Australian SingleSpeed National Champ who has decided to make the leap across to big travel and (gasp!) gears! She has a custom made steel Starling Murmur that she is putting together as her ultimate build, and asked for our advice on the best wheels.  We've known and ridden with Bec for years, so understand her riding style well. As a result, she asked us to spec "what you would spec - if you were me". Easy then! White Industries XMR Boost hubs laced to Nextie Premium Carbon 36mm wide 29er rims (29mm internal width) for double duty as an...

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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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