David from London asked me to build him a wheelset around a set of Hope Mono RS hubs he owned. The hubs needed the freehub changed and the internals cleaned and re-lubed. I built them on the new Mavic Open Pro UST rims using Sapim Race spokes laced 3X rear 32H and 2X front 28H.
Jon from Bristol went for a superb winter / audax combination of a rock solid DT Swiss 350 Classic ‘Hugi’ rear hub and SP Dynamo PD-8 front dynamo hub laced to DT Swiss RR440 rims using Sapim D-Light spokes and brass nipples. Total build weight came to under 2kg.
Sponsored rider, Tom from Glossop went for another set of my carbon rim builds, but opted for some deeper 50mm rims over his previous 38mm rims for their added stiffness and aero advantages for sprint finishes. He also opted for DT Swiss 240s hubs for reduced weight and the de facto best spokes available for racing, Sapim CX-Ray. The total wheelset weight was 1563g. E/1/2 next season, Tom – go smash it!
Claudio from Wales was after a reliable high performance alloy wheelset and I suggested one of my favourite American-slanted builds: HED Ardennes Plus (also known as the Belgium Plus) laced to White Industries T11 hubs. They were laced up in 24/28 configuration with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples. Total weight was 1606g.
Deep section quality carbon build for Paul in London. 60mm deep x 25mm wide U-shape 23MM-Wheels carbon rims build 28/28 and 3X (2X rear NDS) on Chris King R45 disc-brake hubs in Pewter colour scheme with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples.