Custom built wheels have a distinct advantage over factory built and it's more than just how cool they look and the warm fuzzy you get from the owning something so cool. It's really about the ability to select the perfect combination of spoke/hubs/rims to meet your exact needs.
Hand built in our South Carolina workshop buy a small crew (Clive, Aaron & Patrick) these wheels take aprox 2 weeks for us to get out but each set is treated with care, built using the most modern and proven traditional methods and we guarantee our workmanship for 2 years.
Chris King R45 Lightweight Custom Clincher Wheelset is designed for daily use as well as hilly racing, this set does serve as a one wheel that does it all. At 1380g for the 2x 28H pair it's light but can easily manage a heavy rider.
Tubeless or clincher we use Stan's 340 Tubeless Clincher rim which can be used both ways, tubeless or clincher. These rims are 20mm wide and 22.6mm deep.
Hubs are the very latest Chris King R45 and available in a variety of colors.
We offer the wheels in 4 build options we find to cover most riders but for anything else connect with us and we can put it together.
The Allrounder - 32 rear build 3x and 28 front built 2x - this wheelset is a great combination of weight, aero and reliability. Ideal for riders 150-200 lbs and intended for everyday use and racing.
The Workhorse - 32 front and rear built 3x - intended for years of long miles. Ideal for riders 150-240 lbs. You cannot break these and they stay true for years.
The Hill Racer - 28 front and rear built 2x - intended for daily use and racing. Ideal for crits and anything where you need to rail the corners and get out of the saddle during the week on a fast ride and also on the weekend in a race. Ideal for riders 150-180lbs
The Aero Racer - 28 Rear built 2x and radial front - intended for racing and breaking away from the field. Ideal for the rider 150-165lbs
Control & comfort: The 20mm wide Stan's rims combined with the Sapim spokes built at a high tension create a ride quality unlike any other, the spokes brace each other at the contact point of the cross and this makes the rims stiffer then most factory built radial wheels yet the manner in which the wheels are laced makes them more comfortable to ride.
Tubeless & other tire options: We offer the Stan's road tubeless conversion for these wheels and we recomend this is the ultimate tire choice for speed, reliability and comfort. Many of our clients are reporting no flats for the entire life of the tire. The Hutchinson Fusion 3 is a perfect all-rounder and the new Schwalbe Ultremo ZX promises to be the fastest most reliable tire on the road. Veloflex handmade cotton open clinchers are a nice option as well.