Robert, a triathlete, wanted a beefy and aero rear wheel. He's a solid guy, does triathlons. After a back and forth consultation over emails, we landed on this build. It didn't take long to choose the Alchemy ORC rear hub, arguably the stiffest rear hub on the market with it's oversize axle, large bearings, 5th…Read more Robert’s Alchemy ORC/XR-380 wheel
Pro City Racing road team mates Alex and Jamie both bought Enve 3.4 tubular race wheels for the 2012 road racing season. They'd selected some very exotic and lightweight, made in the usa, C-4 hubs. This choice proved to be lacking durability that previous models had. So, Zed Wheels replaced the C-4 hubs on the…Read more Enve 3.4 updates
For the 2012 road racing season, Josh took advantage of the Pro City Racing road team pricing and purchased a Trek Madone team bike. For racing, he went with these custom ENVE 65 tubular wheelset. Features are: Enve 65 tubular rims Tune Mag 170 rear hub Tune Mig 70 front hub Sapim CX-Ray spokes Weight:…Read more Josh’s Enve 65/Tune Mag 170 & Mig 70 wheelset
Jamie, the team captain of Pro City Racing road team, was quite excited about Zed Wheels sponsoring the team in partnership with Enve Composites. After going back and forth between the Enve 6.7s and the Enve 3.4s, he settled on the Enve 3.4s. He did some research and asked for a very lightweight straight-pull hub…Read more Jamie’s custom Enve 3.4 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
A 2012 Pro City Racing road team member, Alex wanted a a fast all rounder racing wheelset for his custom Trek Madone Project One bike. He chose the light and very aero ENVE 3.4 tubulars. What he got was an 1150g custom hand built wheelset that will certainly cheat its way through the wind as…Read more Alex’s custom ENVE 3.4 team wheelset
Ryan, just spent several months traveling and when he got back, well, the wallet wasn't quite as thick as it had been. Still, as a member of the Zed Wheels' sponsored Pro City Racing road team, Ryan wanted a sweet wheelset for race season. He chose a pimped version of the popular Diablo SL. He…Read more Ryan’s team wheelset
Okay, I could not resist building these. The Enve 25s are some of the lightest hoops on the market at a mere 250g per rim. When I saw the review of the new Dash Cycles Nikki (front) and Monica (rear) hub set, at 174g per set, I had to try this build. I chose Sapim…Read more Custom ENVE 25 & Dash Nikki/Monica 935g!
I wanted to make use of a sample taiwanese Formula-like track hub that I received from one of my suppliers. It's well built and 32 hole drilling. I didn't want to build with carbon, deep carbon. Now 32h is kind of overkill for an 88mm deep carbon tubular rim, but why not? I scrounged up…Read more 88mm deep Carbon track wheel
John wanted a nice race wheelset for his Kuota road bike. He was looking for something reasonably light, good quality and strong. After discussing his needs, we landed on this sweet 1430g wheelset. A 30mm niobium alloy rim rear, 27mm deep niobium alloy front. C-4 satin black hubs, made in the usa, laced with Sapim…Read more John’s custom C-4 wheelset
I was looking for something a bit more aero for time-trials and fast road races. I have an Enve 45 laced to a PowerTap SL+ as my 'everyday' wheel, but I think the Enve 65 would provide extra versatility and would not add weight. I chose my favourite rear hub, the Alchemy ORC, 24 holes.…Read more Enve 65 Alchemy ORC rear wheel
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 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
Zed Wheel Works sponsors Emile de Rosnay, a 38 year old elite track cyclist. Emile will race on the track in 2011 with this Enve 1.65 tubular rim laced with Wheelsmith DB-14 2.0/1.7/2.0 butted spokes to a top-drawer black Phil Wood low-flange track hub. The wheel will be paired to an Enve 1.65 tubular rim laced…Read more Emile’s ENVE 1.65/Phil Wood track wheel
Brad snagged a super deal on a pair of Reynolds SDV66/T carbon tubular rims. He was looking for a wheelset to use exclusively for racing. These fit the bill. Laced to sweet red Alchemy hubs using Sapim CX-Ray spokes and pillar internal nipples these are light and aero. 1380 grams completed. Wheels like these need…Read more Brad’s custom Reynolds SDV66T carbon wheelset
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!