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Colin's Rouleur Mk4 All Rounders

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Colin's Rouleur Mk4 All Rounders

A mate of Colin's (Joe, actually) suggested he talk to us about some new wheels to replace some Fulcrums he'd started to wear out. Colin's Fulcrums were starting to break spokes after about 15,000km. Not great mileage, but about what you would expect. Colin needed some wheels for an upcoming trip to climb the Cols of Europe, and reliability and weight (and some added aero) were important. He was also keen to ensure more mileage from this set of hoops. The XLR8 Rouleur Mk4 is the latest generation of alloy "all round" road rims from XLR8. Made in Taiwan from...

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Bugs's 29er XC Hoops - Novatec and XLR8 on Alex Evo 2.3

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Bugs's 29er XC Hoops - Novatec and XLR8 on Alex Evo 2.3

Bugs races XC, and needed some new MTB wheels to update an older ride. Having ridden carbon hoops before, he wanted to revert back to alloy, as he felt that (at least with skinnier XC tyres) alloy rims offered a more "comfortable" ride. He'd seen a pair of wheels we built some time ago, and decided a very similar package would suit him. Novatec D811SB QR15 front hub and the XLR8 MD rear MTB hub, in 12mm thru axle guise. The XLR8 hub is a solid choice. It's convertible back to QR and 10mm thru axle. The freehub can be converted...

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Joe’s Carbon tubbies – 1310g with White Industries hubs.

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Joe’s Carbon tubbies – 1310g with White Industries hubs.

Another repeat customer, Joe got in touch about some light and aero wheels for Granfondo events. He’s been “tubular curious” and we encouraged him to make the leap – tubs are light, roll very fast and are super comfy. In fact,

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Sean’s new gravel wheels - Novatec hubs and Giant OEM rims

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Sean’s new gravel wheels - Novatec hubs and Giant OEM rims

Sean is one of our best customers. He’s open and honest about his needs and goals, and he listens carefully and provides great feedback on the solutions we propose. He’s the owner of quite a few unique XLR8 wheelsets as

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Grant’s Hplusson Hydra on Novatec

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Grant’s Hplusson Hydra on Novatec

Grant came to us after a recommendation from another customer, seeking some quality wheels for his gravel bike, that would be sexy, reliable, and light. He was on a bit of a budget, so sought our advice. We recommended the

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