In the last little while I’ve done a couple wheelsets using DT Swiss hubs and rims. In both cases the hubs and rims were ordered from www.bike24.com with delivery to SpokeService HQ, where I put them together using spokes from my inventory. The result is great wheels with global parts pricing. Both sets use DT 350 hubs; one rider selected R470db rims while the other chose RR521db rims. If you’re thinking about building a set of wheels yourself, I can testify these rims make the work painless.
Blog: DT Swiss 350 Hubs
This is another build using China-direct carbon rims. These are tubulars from Light-Bicycle, a brand featured on this blog a few times. They’re nice rims. The new infosheet from LB says special skills are required to build carbon rims but I can’t agree. If you’re smart enough to use a tensiometer, you can build carbon. I like nipple washers with carbon but otherwise my process is the same.
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