LTD1 Road Build
Every so often, we come upon a situation that allows us to do a special deal on one of our handbuilt wheel sets. This is one of those times, featuring some of our favorite components and as always, handbuilt in house by us.
Novatec A291/F482 hubs have long been one of our favorites for a value-oriented road hub. With the Anti Bite Guard and EZO bearings, they bring elements of boutique quality to budget hubs. Unfortunately, their distribution has become a pain in the butt, so we are left with a limited stock that we don't quite know what to do with, hence these LTD builds. 20/24 and 24/28 builds for Shimano/SRAM drive only.
For those who prefer a more traditional, slightly narrower (but still wider than traditional rims), non-tubeless rim, the H+Son Archetype is hard to beat. At 25mm deep, 23mm wide, and 470g, it is tough, light, stiff, and good in the wind. The welded joint ensures smooth braking. The underrated graphics and all black anodized finish are sexy as, but be aware that the black brake tracks will fade over time.
Sapim D-Light spokes are a fantastic choice for all purpose wheels. They are light, strong, stiff, durable, and allow us to build extraordinarily true, round, and stable wheels. Wheelsmith's brass nipples are our favorites, and they are what we use here. Spokes and nipples are black.
Supplied with rim tape installed, does not include skewers.