Blog: May, 2019

19 May 2019

Recommended parts

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If you’re after new wheels but need advice on parts selection, these brands have become popular with SpokeService customers thanks to good value, good performance and low failure rates — good outcomes! The following lists divide hubs and rims into different price brackets. Any of these products can make great wheels but the more expensive versions often have more machining time or finer materials, which reduce weight. None of these are economy products, however.

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

Mid-priced hubs

Mid-priced rims

Top priced hubs

Top priced rims

  • HED
  • Light-Bicycle
  • Nextie

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

03 May 2019

Silver revival

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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.