We've been doing this bike wheels thing for a while now, and there's one constant .... hubs are an investment. Buy wisely, and buy once. A good set of hubs will last several sets of rims. We recommend spending at least as much on hubs as the rest of the wheelset. Why? Aren't the rims the core of a wheelset? As we see it, rims are somewhat consumable. Certainly in the case of rim brake rims, as wear on the brake tracks will one day compromise rim integrity, and they'll need to be replaced. With the emergence of disc brakes...
For many years, the fastest road wheels in the world have been the result of the drive of one man, Steve Hed. He and his wife built up their small business from building wheels in their garage, to a global
We’re seen a few ENVEs in the workshop lately, all with a similar problem, and all needing rebuilds. It seems that the first ENVE factory built wheelsets (or at least with factory supplied build kits) used an internal alloy nipple
DT Swiss traces a lineage back to drawing wire at a facility in Biel, Switzerland in the mid 1600s. in the early 1900s the first bicycle components were produced. By 1934 products ranged from spokes and rims to dust shields
The new XLR8 Rouler rims are here for the road. These are a black anodised 700c rim, with a machined brake track, and (importantly) 24mm wide! We’ve been riding these on a cyclocross bike for a while now, and they