Tuesday, 4 February 2020

"Do it all" wheels - DT Swiss 350 with Gigantex carbon rims

Wheels for Lucas, who was looking for "do it all" wheels - daily work commute with 50/50 tarmac/gravel and weekend's escapades. Wheels supposed to be strong, reliable, reasonably light and price attractive. It looked like "Mission impossible" but we made it and we made it very well.

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Zipp firecrest 303 marriage with Chris King

Zipp's rims are the best in class (period). They are light, braking well, made with quality and, honestly, I've never seen them overheating. Whole wheels are a different story. Build quality varies and hubs are not that great and long-lasting as adverts are saying. 
In this build, my job was to replace the Zipp hubs with something more decent and robust. See what came up from that project!

Sunday, 12 January 2020

The farewell of Chris King matte punch hubs!

Believe it or not, Chris King decided to discontinue their beautiful version of the "pink" hubs, called matte punch. From now on, these are becoming a true unicorn hubs. Here is my build using those and a new types of Duke Baccara SLS2 rims introduction...