Tim from Warrington was after a new disc brake dynamo wheelset for his new road bike capable of running 32mm tyres. He went with a set of Kinlin XR-26RT asymmetric disc rims laced up to a SON 28 15mm thru axle dynamo and DT Swiss 350 142 x 12 thru axle rear hub. They were laced 28/28 with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples. Total weight came to 2010g.
Neil from Hampshire was after a set of robust disc-brake wheels for riding around the lanes and gravel tracks of the New Forest with a dynamo for charging devices on longer rides. We went with a set of DT Swiss RR411 rims laced to a Bitex BX106R rear hub and SON Delux 12 front hub with silver Sapim D-Light spokes. The build came in at a stunningly light (for a disc dynamo build) 1899g.
Kieran from Hampshire was after a set of adventure / gravel wheels with a dynamo for his 650b Sonder Frontier frame. I suggested looking at DT Swiss rims and rear hub with an SP dynamo. He went with DT XM401 rims and 350 rear hub with an SP Dynamo PD8-X front laced up with Sapim Race spokes in a 32/32 3X pattern. They weighed in at at just over 2kg.
Glenn from Nottingham came to me for a decent set of wheels to replace the standard fairly bulky set that came on his new bike. To keep within budget of under £400, he went with my suggestion of keeping it in the DT Swiss family and I built him a set of R460 rims laced up to 350 ‘Hugi’ Classic hubs and Sapim Race spokes in a 24/28 configuration. They weighed in at a fairly light 1762g.
Andrew from Bishop’s Stortford was after a strong wheelset for his commuting bike, a single speed disc brake Genesis Day One that would be ridden on gravel paths and carry panniers. He opted for the Surly Ultra New hubs laced to DT Swiss R470 rims with black Sapim CX-Ray spokes in a 32/32 build laced 3X. I also fitted a Halo clickster freewheel.
Ed from Surrey was after a value for money disc-brake audax build with a dynamo hub. He needed thru-axles and 650b rims. I suggested going for an SP Dynamo PD8-X and Bitex MTR12 rear hub and using a 28/28 spoke configuration laced with Sapim Race spokes to DT Swiss R500 650b rims. The build weighed in at just over 2kg.
Chris from Gloucestershire sent me his Shimano CX75 front hub for building into a set of wheels and asked for a Bitex R106 rear hub and DT Swiss R500 650b rims. They were built 28-spoke front 2X and 32-spoke rear 3X using Sapim D-Light spokes and brass nipples and weighed in at 1832g.
Greg from London wanted a set of bomb-proof wheels for his gravel bike and I recommended a wheelset which he went for: DT Swiss RR521 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 thru axle hubs in a 28/32 spoke configuration with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples. Greg also went for the 54T ratchet upgrade on the rear hub, making these very fast engaging and perfect for racing. They weighed in at 1837g.