2016 prices go into effect on Monday the 18th, and as previously announced, we're including (in some cases re-including) new options for this year. Mike was recently heard saying that "the only way we could keep our prices as low as they are, and keep quality and service as high as they are, is if we were a money laundering front for a meth ring." We may be prone to a bit of hyperbole on occasion, but he's not totally off base. The traditional route to gaining a bunch of exposure for our Nimbus Ti builds would have been to spend a lot of money on ads, sponsorships, "brand ambassadors," and other stuff that doesn't add any value to the people who matter - you, who might actually buy them. Instead, we put all of that and more into giving people a phenomenal deal, getting them out into the market, and getting people talking about them. As George W Bush so effectively taught us, "mission accomplished" can be a regrettable thing to say, so instead we will say "mission well under way" on that.
While I may have put you into full pucker mode with that, the 2016 pricing is still great in a noteworthy way. Bear in mind that Nimbus Ti hubs are every little bit the functional equivalent of their T11/CLD equivalents - there is no compromise other than aesthetics (can I admit here that I actually prefer the Nimbus look?). If you compare our spec, build quality, and service to anything out there, we're much more than comfortable with what you'll find.
Okay, enough of that, let's drop the robe...
Standard Builds (Nimbus Ti or Nimbus Ti CLD hub, black Laser/D-Light spoke mix, black brass nipples)
Rim Brake - Pacenti SL23 rim: $645
Disc Brake - Pacenti SL25 rim: $665
Open Builds (Nimbus Ti or Nimbus Ti CLD hub, black Laser/D-Light spoke mix, black brass nipples)
DT Swiss R460 (rim): $595
DT Swiss R460 (disc): $615
Stan's Grail (disc): $675
Stan's 340 (rim): $685
Ryde Pulse Comp (rim): $715
Ryde Pulse Comp (disc): $735
HED C2 (rim): $740
HED C2 (rim, tubular): $740
HED C2 (disc): $760
HED Belgium+ (rim): $780
HED Belgium+ (disc): $800
HED Belgium (disc, tubular): $800
All clincher builds come with tubeless tape installed. All rim brake builds come with skewers. Disc builds are available in all known axle formats. Tubeless valves are available as an option. All builds are available for Shimano/SRAM, Campagnolo, or XD driver formats.
All of the above will be available in custom builds, which give a greater range of hub and spoke options. Custom options start at $60 more than the Standard or Open build, and as ever, there's no "contact us for best price" BS going on here.
While we hope that people choose to buy from us for reasons other than, or at least in addition to price, we obviously realize that price is an important consideration. We may or may not be the lowest available price on any given option, but we know that each option is a great value, is built by hand with exceeding care, and backed by people who care more than you could possibly imagine about how good your experience with us is. We also respect you and you rmoney enough to create unusually equitable pricing, and to have a frank discussion about it.
Semi-Noob here…Is there a brief rundown of the new offering coming soon? Or, would you recommend a call/email to determine which build is best for me? (Pacenti vs C2 vs Belgium)Thanks!
Just joshing you, Dave.Great stuff for the price.
Hey man, people are touchy about prices. And yes, we're tightly wound. Thanks
So, prices are up a paltry ~ $30, from last year (for example; Nimbus Ti CLD, w/ SL25)? Big whoop. You guys really ARE tightly wound…. An awesome deal, no change there.
Sorry. I stand corrected. In any case, keep up the good work.