Technical Stuff

A little love …

Classic and Retro NOS Racing Retro Road Bike Wheel Builds Road Bike Wheel Repairs Shimano Wheel Builds Wheel Repairs

A little love …

We pride ourselves in offering the same level of service whether you buy all the parts for your build through us, or supply them to us. We are often rebuilding hubs for customers. We can even arrange a mirror like

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Why not?

Classic and Retro

Why not?

Are your wheels driving you crazy? Won’t stay true? Hubs loosen all the time? Keep breaking spokes? Well, let our lunatics at the XLR8 “Temple of all things Round” get their greasy little mits dirty, and sort them out for

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ENVE and the nipple corrosion issue

Aero Carbon Racing Time Trial or Tri Wheel Repairs

ENVE and the nipple corrosion issue

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

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DT Swiss – finest quality and engineering available now at XLR8

Aero Carbon Classic Cyclocross DT Swiss Lefty Mountain Bike Wheel Builds Racing Road Bike Wheel Builds Shimano Time Trial or Tri Wheel Builds

DT Swiss – finest quality and engineering available now at XLR8

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

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Introducing the XLR8 Rouleur rims – light, aero and 24mm wide – bellisimo!

Aero HED Road Bike Wheel Builds Time Trial or Tri XLR8 Hubs XLR8 Rims

Introducing the XLR8 Rouleur rims – light, aero and 24mm wide – bellisimo!

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

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