Blog: May, 2019

19 May 2019

Recommended parts


If you’re after new wheels but need advice on parts selection, these brands have become popular thanks to good customer outcomes and low failure rates. In my terminology the difference between mid-range and high-end is not a difference of precision but of materials and machining time. And cost. With good options at difference price levels, I avoid economy parts.

Except those brands marked with an asterisk, most are not sold here.

Mid-range hubs

Mid-range rims

High-end hubs

High-end rims

  • HED
  • Light-Bicycle
  • Nextie

For pricing on products marked with an asterisk, please email.

03 May 2019

Silver revival


Pictured below are two wheelsets built with 650b Pacenti Brevet rims, one built in March and another more recently. I was happy with the steadiness of the rims and would recommend them if they meet your needs. The first set uses Campagnolo hubs; SON and Shimano hubs on the second. The hubs were supplied by their owners except for the SON dynamo, which I provided. The Rene Herse (formerly Compass) tires were provided as well, an option for wheelbuilding customers.