Latest Custom Builds — XLR8 Rims

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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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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Gavin's Economy Monstercross Solution

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Gavin's Economy Monstercross Solution

Gavin has an old school custom 29er. Back from the days when the geometry was still being tried and tested, but yet to be fully refined. It's fair to say that process did take some years to come to the stable, yet still quite nimble 29er geometry that exists today. His old ride has quite short top tube, and he decided to convert it to a monstercross (big tyre gravel) bike, as the geometry would be perfect for that, and he has a lot of old parts lying about. The only snag was that he didn't have a rear wheel...

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Christie Rattles a World Champ

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Christie Rattles a World Champ

You may remember that we’ve been helping Christie Sym get back to racing as a Pro Triathlete. Well, her persistence (and her XLR8 Mistral’s) paid off at last week’s Challenge Melbourne 70.3 Triathlon (that’s pretty much a half Ironman –

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Sean’s Gravel Grinder Wheels - XLR8 Rouleur on DT and XLR8 hubs

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Sean’s Gravel Grinder Wheels - XLR8 Rouleur on DT and XLR8 hubs

Sean’s a great supporter of XLR8. You might remember the superlight 29er build that we did for his Siren Twinzer? He got in contact regarding a new set of hoops for his gravel grinder. The factory wheelset freehub has given

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