John from Bristol came to me for another set of wheels. He was taking his first plunge into dynamo disc-brakes on a road bike. I built him a set of Pacenti Forza disc rims laced to an Ultegra RS770 rear hub and SON Delux 12 front hub with silver Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples in 32/32 3X spoke configuration. The build came to a total weight of 1929g.
Disc-brake wheelsets, Dynamo wheelsets
Sam from Surrey was looking to replace the stock wheels on his Giant Contend SL 1 Disc. He went with my recommendation of Pacenti Forza disc rims laced in a 28h/28h configuration to a set of DT Swiss 240s centerlock hubs using Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Total weight came to 1635g.
John from Bristol wanted a top-end alloy build and went with a set of Pacenti Forza rims laced to a set of Shimano Dura-Ace hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes in a 24/28 configuration. Total weight was 1630g.
Alistair from London wanted a low-cost good set of replacement wheels for his old Pacenti SL23’s and I suggested going for the rims that have replaced the SL23’s – Pacenti’s Forza rims. Laced up with a set of value for money light weight Bitex RAR9 / RAR10 hubs and Sapim Laser spokes (Sapim Race on the rear drive side) laced 20/24, the build came in at 1487g and cost him £374 for the set.
Guy from Peterborough wanted his faithful old rear Hope hub built up along with a SON 28 dynamo onto a set of Pacenti TL28 29er MTB rims. Laced with Sapim Race spokes, the wheels came in quite light for such a solid build.
Getting the week’s last built in before some riding this weekend: a rear disc wheel for Mark in Oxfordshire to complete a stunning wheelset with a front SON dynamo. Pacenti SL25 disc rim laced to DT Swiss 240s rear with Sapim CX-Ray spokes 32H and 3X. Weight – 884g.
Lightweight disc-brake build for Phil in Cardiff: Pacenti SL25 rims on Novatec D771/772 hubs built 24/28 using Sapim D-Light spokes. Total weight: 1680g
A lovely set of wheels for Richard in London: Pacenti SL23 rims on Novatec F482/A291-SL hubs built 20/28 with the front wheel radially laced. Sapim Race spokes used throughout. Total weight: 1510g.
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.
Inexpensive yet top quality build for Stuart in Staffordshire: Pacenti SL23 rims on Miche Racing Box hubs built 32/32 3X with a mix of Sapim Laser and Sapim Race. 1670g total weight.