Handbuilt in Greenville SC, each pair laced and tensioned by hand using the very latest wheel building theory and tools.
Hubs: The White Industries T11 hub stands out for it's reliability and smooth rolling bearings. Further, the CLDS hub has considerably less side to side wheel flex than any of the other hubs we build with. We especially like the CLD for cross builds where stiffness is critical.
Rims: Hed Belgium Tubular Black stand out as the ultimate alloy rim for tubular builde The combination of width, weight and rigidity make it the clear favorite to combine with such a great hub.
Spokes: We recommend these built with Sapim Laser lightweight butted spokes on the front for the utmost road feel and low weight, and the Sapim Force on the rear. The Force is a thicker, stiffer and ultra reliable triple-butted spoke. This combination creates a wheelset that has it all. Low weight, great looks and reliability, as well as rear wheel stiffness. We also offer the build with the CX-Ray bladed spoke. The CX Ray is stiffer and creates a look of "lots of spokes" for this reason we recommend the round over the blades.
Weight: 1559g for the 28/28 Sapim Force alloy nipple build.
Control & comfort: The Hed tubular rims combined with the Sapim spokes built at a high tension create a ride quality like no other. The spokes brace each other at the contact point of the cross and this makes the rims stiffer than most factory built radial wheels, yet the manner in which the wheels are laced makes them more comfortable to ride.
Tubular for the ultimate ride. The Hed rim can be used with any size road or cross tire and offer ride quality and low weight beyond any clincher.
Wheels are built 28H 2 x front and 28H 2 x rear. This is adequate for riders up to 200lbs, contact us for heavier builds.
Nipples are optional - see drop down
Hubs are Center lock