Following on to my gushing on Aaron Gwin’s downhill run on DT’s EX471 rims sans tyres, I’ve built a set for Dan. Laced with Sapim Race spokes 3X throughout on Shimano’s solid Deore XT hubs, this will make a lovely set of MTB wheels. 26-inch for the rear and 27.5-inch for the front to fit the customer’s bike.
Choice Italian hubs from PMP on DT Swiss RR440 asymmetric rims built 24/28 using Sapim CX-Ray spokes 2X front and 2X/3X rear. Build weight 1623g.
Winter training wheels for Paul in Amsterdam – DT Swiss 350 Classic hubs on Mavic CXP Pro rims laced with Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples. 32-spokes per wheel and 2X throughout except rear drive side being 3X.
Solid race build for Ming in London: Chris King R45 hubs on DT Swiss R460 23mm wide rims, laced with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples. 24/28 configured – 2X front and 2X/3X rear.
Top end audax disc brake build for Rob in Essex: Pacenti SL25 rims on DT 240s rear hub with Campagnolo freehub body fitted and SON 28 front dynamo hub. Built 3X throughout with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Total weight 1981g.
ENVE Classic 25 rebuild for Alexis in London – 25mm profile sub-300g carbon ENVE tubular rims built 24/28 on DT Swiss 240s hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples. 1134g build – lightest wheelset passed through my hands!
H Plus Son TB14 rims used for Gavin’s rebuild using an old set of Shimano 105 hubs which are still in good nick (with a bit of bearing preload adjustment). Built 32-spokes and 3X throughout using DT Competition stainless steel spokes.
Solid all-purpose riding wheels for Bill in London: DT Swiss RR440 Asymmetric rear rim and standard front built 28H rear 3X DS/2X NDS using Sapim Race and 24H front built radially on Sapim Laser using Novatec F582-SL and A291-SL hubs.
Wide-rimmed touring wheel for Olaf in London – DT Swiss 240s 135mm axle hub on a Mavic A119 32-spoke rim built 3X with DT Competition spokes.
Slick carbon goodness for Paul in London – 38mm carbon rim-brake clinchers on Chris King R45 28-spoke disc hubs built rear drive side 3X / non-drive 2X and front 2X with DT Swiss Aerolite spokes.