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.
Shimano Dura Ace combined with the H Plus Son Archtype is the wheel of choice for us here at Glory, this combination we feel is the ultimate in ride quality, price and looks. H Plus Son Archetype Clincher Rim is the exact same materical, weight and shape as the Hed C2 yet looks a little sleeker and comes at a better price.
Tubeless or clincher these wheels can go both ways, we use them tubeless with the Stan's tubeless tape and would not consider riding conventional tires because of the conveniance, reliability and saftey of tubeless.
Nipple and spoke colors can be customized and we can also do variable nipple color patterns. Contact us here for this.
Control & comfort: The 23mm wide H Plus Son 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 Schwalbe One Tubeless Clincher Tire or the Hutchinson Fusion 3 is a perfect all-rounder and the new Hutchinson Intensive 2 Tubeless Road Tire promises to be the most reliable tire on the road. Veloflex handmade cotton open clinchers are a nice option as well.