Steven’s custom ENVE SES 4.5 clincher wheels

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’ ZIPP 404 upgrade

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

Kevin’s ENVE 45/65 wheelset

Kevin was looking for an all-rounder wheelset with an emphasis on aerodynamics. As a sponsored Pro City Racing road team member, Kevin took full advantage of the sponsorship deal courtesy Zed Wheels and ENVE Composites. The rear is an ENVE 65 clincher laced to a black Alchemy ORC 24h rear hub with CX-Ray spokes. The…Read more Kevin’s ENVE 45/65 wheelset

Matt’s customized Diablo SL wheelset

Matt, from Wisconsin, saw Rob’s Diablo SLs on this blog featuring the upgraded to CX-Rays and just had to have his own pair. The all-black Diablo SL wheelset has the usual 27mm niobium alloy rims laced to black ultralight hubs, but this model features the new wide-flange front hub for better later stiffness, and now…Read more Matt’s customized Diablo SL wheelset

Dylan’s Alchemy/Stan’s NoTubes 340 wheelset

Dylan carrying two sacks of potatoes is still lighter than the average cyclist. He wanted an über light climbing wheelset that would match his climbing prowess.  At just 1265 grams for the set, these clearly did the job as just a few days after he picked them up, he won the Mt. Doug Hill-climb. The front wheel features…Read more Dylan’s Alchemy/Stan’s NoTubes 340 wheelset

Alan’s Silver Diablo SL wheelset

Alan wanted light and affordable, with a tweak of personality. That’s what he got with his made to order “Silver Surfer” Diablo SL wheelset. At a verified 1390g, these are light and strong. . The all silver look provides a touch of retro with its silver SL hubs, silver niobium 27mm rims, silver Sapim Laser…Read more Alan’s Silver Diablo SL wheelset

Andrew’s Campy Hurricane Wheelset

Andrew was looking for a lighter wheelset to replace his rather hefty traditional 32 hole Ambrosio wheelset. A diehard Campagnolo fan, Andrew recently upgraded to 2011 Campagnolo Super Record components. At just 1493 grams for 24f/28r 30mm semi-aero wheelset, the weight loss continues with his new Campy-compatible all-black Hurricane wheelset.

Tom’s custom Alchemy/NoTubes wheelset

Tom wanted an very light climbing wheelset for his 2011 Trek 6.9 Project One.  These are an honest 1265 grams for the set. The front wheel features a black Alchemy ELF front hub, laced with 24 black Sapim CX-Ray spokes to a Stan’s NoTubes ZTR 340 Alpha 355 gram clincher rim with Sapim black alloy nipples. The rear…Read more Tom’s custom Alchemy/NoTubes wheelset

Jeff’s custom Alchemy / Stan’s NoTubes ZTR 340 wheelset – 1260g

Jeff wanted an über light climbing wheelset for his 2010 Madone 6.9.  His current wheelset is the excellent Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 carbon clinchers. These are great all-rounders, but not super light by today’s standards. He originally was thinking Bontrager XXX-Lite clinchers, but they are quite expensive. For about half the price, Jeff went with this…Read more Jeff’s custom Alchemy / Stan’s NoTubes ZTR 340 wheelset – 1260g

Cody’s Enve 65 + Alchemy ORC rear wheel – 842 grams!

Cody recently purchased two new Cervélo race bikes: an R3 for road racing and a P2 for Time Trials. When Cody bought these two bikes, the R3 came with Easton EC90SL 38mm carbon clinchers. The P2 came with basic Fulcrum wheels knowing he’d be finding some aero carbon wheels before the race season begins. It’s…Read more Cody’s Enve 65 + Alchemy ORC rear wheel – 842 grams!

Kevin’s Diablo SL Wheelset

Kevin wanted light and affordable, with a tweak of personalization. That’s what he got with his made to order Diablo SL wheelset. At 1390g, they are indeed light - perfect for ripping the legs off his rivals up any ascent. The all black look with black hubs, rims, DT Revolution spokes and black alloy and…Read more Kevin’s Diablo SL Wheelset