Friday, 5 July 2019

Gravel wheels under 1400g

Laszlo came to me with clear objectives, solid gravel 650B wide wheels with weight under 1400g and reasonable price.
We went through many options and discussion and finally we've got the perfect setup. 

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Triplet hubs from BORG

Triplet lacing is kind of specific. It requires carefully selected components in order to deliver what it supposed to deliver - equal spoke tension between NDR and DR side, higher radial, torsional and lateral stiffness comparing to traditional lacing. 
Today, triplet is used by Campagnolo, Fulcrum and Mavic but not so much in custom building as there are no good hubs available on the market designed for such lacing.... until now... Ladies & Gentlemen, let me introduce to you the BORG 16:8 hubs!

Monday, 1 July 2019

Triathlon wheels

What are the first thoughts you have thinking about triathlon wheels? Deep profile, aero benefits and... weight. Yes, usually deep aero wheels are linked to significant weight, even in big brands. What's my take on this? Read to find out.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Red Tune build - finally some colours!

Tune are well known from their lightweight, however there are plenty of posts on forums showing hub's broken flanges. How was the build in my case and how to cheat physics a bit? Read further to find out. 

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Carbon disc wheels - 28 or 24 spokes?

My recent build using carbon gigantex disc rims is a good example to open a discussion regarding number of spokes in disc wheels. Is the new trend 24/24h safe for most of the riders? Well, let's try to find out.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Fixed February

A small recap from February: two selected fixed wheels projects
  • Gigantex 50mm with Miche pista hubs 
  • H+Son Archetype with Miche pista flip-flop hubs
What's so unusual about these? Well, mainly the weight and type of spokes but to find out why, you'll need to read further.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Mavic Open Pro UST - the most beautiful aluminum rims?

Many people say that aluminum rims are pretty boring comparing to carbon ones. I can't argue with that as indeed the high profile of carbon rims give nice look to almost every road bike, however with the latest Mavic Open Pro rims the situation turns a bit different. Actually I found new Open pro rims the most beautiful aluminum rims I've ever seen...

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

January builds and road carbon rims review

The good news is that recently I'm really busy with various builds. Comparing to last year when my wheel-building season started in March, this time it started already in January. The bad news is that I have less and less time for this blog. I'll do my best to keep you guys updated at least one a month so you get the insights of nicest on-going builds.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Spoke tensiometer calibration jig - production version!

First post in 2019 with great update: finally the spoke tensiometer calibration tool has been released and first batch of devices manufactured!
Beginning of the New Year could not be better for Blackcat wheels!