Blog: H Plus Son TB14 Rims

25 Jul 2014

Vintage but awesome

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I’m pretty attracted to vintage styling but I’m more attracted to things that work well. These ideals don’t always go together but this wheelset says you can have both.

The polished TB14 rims from H Plus Son are very shiny and look great without stickers. Unlike traditional box section rims the TB14 has a modern 23mm width, which is a better fit for wider tires. The quality is really high, which you see in the weld area. Or rather you can’t see any trace of the weld, neither on the face of the rim nor inside the rim channel. Because of the quality level I have no problem exceeding industry standards for tension balance by a factor of three.

28 Oct 2013

Shiny rims for vintage rides

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People get stuck choosing between the H Plus Son TB14 and the Pacenti PL23. Both look great on vintage-inspired bikes. The PL23 has a tubeless profile, which is the deciding factor for most of my customers. If you need tubeless, go PL23. Otherwise, and this is most people, go TB14.

Here are some photos so you can compare side-by-side. The PL23 polish is a little rougher but looks good. The TB14 is very bright when new but develops a terrific patina through use and cleaning. It’s a matter of taste — both rims are in stock today so choose according to your preference.