Here is one of my latest builds. Limited Edition Chris King sour apple hubs laced to a set of NOX Composites XCR-29 rims. Wheelsmith DB-14 spokes were used along with sour apple alloy nipples. I’m not a weight weenie but for those who might want to know, weight came in at 1650gr.
You might not be able to tell from the picture but the front is a Chris King Lefty hub. Quite a bit heavier than a stock Cannondale Lefty hub, but you get the quality, reliability, and colors of Chris King. I use Wheelsmith DB-14 spokes for a lot of MTB builds. When DT Comps or Sapim Race spokes are too much and Revolution or Lasers are not enough, the DB-14 slots in close to the middle. Perfect for disc applications.
The NOX XCR-29 rims were the first in the NOX lineup. They now have many new models including the Skyline, Teocalli, Farlow and the brand new Kitsuma 27.5 42mm wide rim.
As both a Chris King and NOX Composites dealer I have access to all their models. Except the limited edition Sour Apple, of course.
Apparently there is a durability problem with some of the older Zipp hubs. I rebuilt this pair of 404 Firecrest wheels with Chris King R45 hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes back in January and I have done three more sets just like it since then.
If you have a set of Firecrests with hub issues feel free to give me a call to discuss options. Zipp makes one of the best carbon rims on the market. Don’t let them sit around collecting dust, they have a lot more life left in them
Wheel Werks carbon wheels have been on the podium the last two races of the Florida State Championship Series, courtesy of Karl Fele. Karl races in the 40-49 class and has placed 1st and 3rd in his only two FSC races so far this year. Karl placed 3rd in the 40-49 class at Markham Park on the 26th of October and 1st in the latest race at Haile’s Trails.
Karl came to Wheel Werks looking for a new wheelset for his 29er HT race bike. He is currently racing a custom built wheelset with Wheel Werks carbon rims and XTR hubs to match his full XTR build
To celebrate Karl’s Victory this past weekend Wheel Werks is offering $200 off any custom wheelset featuring Wheel Werks carbon rims. All other items in stock are on sale as well.
Please give us a call for your custom wheel and accessories needs. We feature brands like Chris King, White Industries, Novatec, Wheel Werks carbon, Pacenti, Stan’s, NOX Composites, Lupine bike lights, Dumonde Tech, Rubena, S
While website construction is slow going, wheel building is still in full swing. Recent builds include a 29er set with Extralite hubs and rims from Nox Composites that weighed only 1361g
Parts are arriving for a 27.5 build with Pacenti rims and Chris King hubs.
i know it didn’t happen unless there are pictures.