Nick from London was after a set of wheels that could be used for a number of purposes: audax, light touring and faster club runs, and budget was flexible. After my recommendation we went with best alloy rims available, HED Belgium Plus, laced to DT Swiss 240s rear hub and a SON 28 front hub with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples in a 32/32 3X configuration. Total weight was under 2kg – ideal for a dynamo-based wheelset.
With the UK’s premier audaxing event, London Edinburgh London, taking place this summer, I’ve been asked for quite a few dynamo builds, most of which I’ve not had the chance to take photos of, though here are some I did manage to photograph before sending during April and May:
Greg’s DT Swiss RR511 32mm deep rim laced to a SON 28 with silver CX-Ray spokes.
Charlotte’s Mavic Open Pro rim laced to an SP Dynamo PV-8 with black Sapim Race spokes.
Mark’s Ryde DP Comp Disc rim laced to an SP Dynamo PD-8 with black Sapim Race spokes.
One of last week’s builds for Jamie in London – a beautiful audaxing wheelset for a Genesis Datum: Velocity Aileron 28mm deep disc rims laced to a SON 28 15mm thru axle dynamo front and Shimano XTR standard QR on the rear. Used Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples.
Quality audax disc build for Andrew in Hertfordshire: HED Belgium Plus disc rims laced 3X with Sapim CX-Ray spokes to a SON 28 15 thru axle dynamo hub up front and a White Industries CLD 142x12mm thru axle rear with Campagnolo freehub.
Classy audax build for yours truly – Ryde Pulse Comp symmetric front and asymmetric rear laced to Chris King R45 Ceramic bearing rear hub and SON Delux front hub with silver Sapim CX Ray spokes. 32-spokes on each wheel and 3X lacing.
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.
Dynamo audaxing wheelset for Tomas in Sweden: Pacenti SL23 rims on Shimano Ultegra rear hub and SON 28 front dynamo hub built with 32-spokes and 3X throughout using Sapim Race stainless steel spokes.
This morning’s audax build for Chris in Derbyshire: Ambrosio Excellight rim on SON 28 dynamo hub built with 32-spokes and 3X lacing using Sapim Race stainless steel spokes and Sapim Polyax brass nipples.
Audax ready build for Johan in Sweden: Pacenti SL23 rims on Shimano Dura Ace FH-9000 11-speed rear hub and SON28 dynamo front hub built 32H and 3X throughout with Sapim Race black spokes. Also included an Ultegra 11-28 cassette and Schmidt Edelux II headlight.
Top end audax build for Olaf in London: Chris King R45 rear hub and SON Delux dynamo built onto H Plus Son Archetypes with black Sapim CX-Ray spokes 32H and 3X.