David’s carbon and HED wheelsets

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David from Kent sent me two sets of hubs to have some wheels built – one a set of Hope Pro III’s for building onto a set of Farsport 38mm carbon rims and the other, a set of Chris King R45 hubs for building onto HED Belgium Plus rims. They were both laced up with Sapim CX-Ray black spokes and brass nipples and weighed in at 1565g for the Hope / carbon wheels and 1499g for the Chris King / HED wheels. 


David used the HED wheels for a trip in the USA – a multi day ride in the Rocky Mountains and thought they were ‘smooth as silk’.

Special project – Hope and Stan’s

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A local bike shop, Leisure Lakes Nottingham, approached me to build wheels for a special project – three front wheels using Hope Fatsno 135mm disc hubs and Stan’s NoTubes Hugo 52mm wide 26-inch MTB rims. I laced them 3X with DT Swiss Competition spokes and DT Prolock brass nipples. Turned out pretty light: 1169g each. More details to follow as the project gets media attention…