Short answer: small businesses, like mine. There are two types of credit card fraud. The first is the classic one that we all think about. Someone has stolen your card, or your identity or both, and goes on a shopping spree buying up everything in sight until the real cardholder contacts their issuing bank. The…Read more Credit Card Fraud: who is the real victim?
Steven had previously purchased a set of custom hand built ENVE SES 8.9 clinchers with red Chris King R45 hubs. He uses them for Ironman and triathlon competitions. This fall, he ordered this set. Sticking with the same red CK R45 hubs, he chose the very balance all-rounder ENVE SES 4.5 clincher rim, a new…Read more Steven’s custom ENVE SES 4.5 clincher wheels
James asked to have his ZIPP 404 clincher wheel set upgraded to DT240s hubs. This would allow him to run 11 speed Shimano/SRAM cassettes on this older set of ZIPP wheels. The black nipples and black Sapim CX-Ray spokes definitely indicate a custom ZIPP build. ZIPP has done well over the years, but I have…Read more James’ ZIPP 404 upgrade
After 5 years of use, my Park Dial Indicators (Park TS-2Di) started to show their age. They no longer moved smoothly across the range, but jerky and the dial shaft would stick. This would cause incorrect roundness or trueness readings. I had to replace them. When I started looking into precision dial indicators, a Japanese brand…Read more TS-2Di Truing Stand Hack
I had ordered a set of Hope Mono RS 11 speed compatible road hubs awhile back and had been meaning to build up a set. If you've seen my builds with Hope disc hubs, you know I am a fan of Hope Technologies. Hope hubs are manufactured in the UK, not China or Taiwan and…Read more Hope Mono RS | Pacenti SL23 wheels
Pacenti SL23v2/Tune wheels: Just did my second day on the wheels. 100% pleased. Braking surface works extremely well. I just set PR’s on almost every segment I rode today so it’s gotta be the wheels. (plus my incentive to climb the ladder on sranks) Thanks again. Brian
Custom DT350/Archetype wheel set: Hey Brad, As expected I'm real happy with these wheels both product wise and build quality. I probably have 750km on them now. Thanks a lot Jason
As I posted earlier, Brent had a set of Hadley disc hubs built onto two rear ENVE SES 3.4 clincher rims, the 45mm tall rear version, 24h. He figured they'd do him better on his road bike so asked ZED to build the rims onto Tune Mig 70 front (72g) and Mag 170 rear 11…Read more Brent’s ENVE SES 45/Tune build
Brent had a pretty cool set of custom built ENVE 3.4 45mm rear rims 24h, laced to made in the USA Hadley disc hubs. Front and rear, 24 holes. He found the ENVE's would be better utilized on his road bike and asked ZED to build put the Hadley hubs on some disc rims and…Read more Brent’s Hadley/Pacenti SL25 Disc wheelset
David, a repeat customer of ZED Wheels, picked up a used set of 28 hole Chris King R45 hubs and asked me to build them up with his favourite rim, the Pacenti SL23. David likes the look of silver stainless spokes and so, like his previous build, went with silver Sapim CX-Ray spokes laced with…Read more David’s Pacenti SL23/CK R45 wheelset
In the era of 11 speed hydraulic disc brake/shifters from SRAM and Shimano found on cyclocross bikes, like my very own Focus Mares CX 2.0, the bicycle manufacturers seem to be charging ahead of most aftermarket hub manufacturers. This makes it challenging when you're looking for a custom, lightweight, wheelset for cross racing. Right or…Read more What disc hub for cyclocross?
N+1 be damned... Screech! The sound of the needle on that old Dual turntable scratching across Coltrane. Velominati be damned! Is N-1 the future? Our spouses would love to hear this. For so long, N+1 was the perfect number of bicycles in your stable. N being the number of bikes you currently own, of course. So, what…Read more What about N-1 Velominati?
For this second set of two, David asked to murder out this set. All black, including my choice to add stealth black Zed decals. Rim:23mm wide 38mm deep tubular carbon. Toray 700 carbon. 330gm Hubs: Hope Pro2 EVO 28h, 11speed Shimano/SRAM. ISO Disc. Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray aero-bladed front and rear non-drive side; Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 butted drive side. Skewers:…Read more David’s Hope/Carbon Cross wheelset
Tim requested a Shimano 11 speed setup with Hope Evo Pro2 hubs and our CrossRock CX 38mm wide carbon tubular rims. The new Hope Evo Pro2 40 tooth engagement supports conversion to an 11speed setup using Hope's HUB528 11 speed freehub body. The wheels are laced with Sapim Race butted spokes and Sapim 14mm deep…Read more Tim’s CrossRock CX carbon tubular wheels
Brad … Loving the wheels. Bike corners like its on rails! – Graham on his custom built PowerTap G3 and DT 350 straight pull hubs on Pacenti SL23 rims with CX-Ray spokes.