These wheels were built with a customer’s Hope hubs, which are a good value. I can build with your hubs too. Here I supplied Pacenti SL23 rims, which I’ve fitted with Stan’s tape. DT Revolution spokes are used on the front and rear non-drive side to keep weight race-friendly. For strength DT Competition spokes are used on the rear drive side. 1600 grams of affordable awesomeness.
This weekend I updated my products section. I added a few new hubs and a few rims but there is much to do. As a reminder these products are just a highlight reel of component possibilities. Pricing is current as of today. For even more choice I can build wheels with your existing hubs.
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I listed a closeout Shimano Ultegra 6700 hub set I have in the shop. Both hubs are new and ready to be built into your next wheelset. Think about Ultegra hubs laced to DT Swiss RR 415 rims with DT Revolution spokes in front, a mix of DT Revolution and Competition for the rear, alloy nipples and Veloplugs. Think $400+GST. Pickup in Calgary or delivered anywhere in Canada for $29. Gone!
One thing needed since the beginning was the ability to visualize wheels with different spokes left and right. A rear wheel built with DT Revolutions on one side and DT Competitions on the other can be very balanced — a nice mix of lightness and strength. Until now you had to run the tool twice.
This requires more configuration to specify a wheel, which is always a concern. To help my spoke tension utility now remembers your last usage and uses that information for defaults. It accomplishes this by storing information in a cookie on your computer. If you disable cookies, the software will forget your configuration choices but otherwise works the same. Let me know if you encounter problems with this update or have ideas for future refinements.
Voilà a PowerTap G3 wheelset I built with Pacenti SL23 rims and Sapim CX-Ray spokes. The front hub is the understated Alchemy ELF. PowerTap hub prices have dropped lately, making the acclaimed power system accessible to a lot more folks. This is a nice build that doesn’t break the bank.
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