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
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
Graham had heard about the Pacenti rims, their ride quality, build quality and decent weight for a wider alloy rim (450g). Built with an affordably light and durable DT350 straight pull front hub, Sapim CX-Ray spokes all around and an 11 speed compatible PowerTap G3 hub. 28 holes rear, cross-three and 24 front radially laced.…Read more Graham’s PowerTap/Pacenti SL23 build
Lawrence, having previously had a Pacenti SL23 build done, For this build he asked for another wheelset featuring this fine rim but was keen to use Shimano's highly regarded Dura Ace 9000 hubs. He provided a set of Shimano Dura Ace 9000 series hubs, 28f/32r. This time the color scheme was murder! Black everything. Shimano…Read more Dura Ace 9000/Pacenti SL23 Build
Rob picked up a wicked deal on a Specialized Tarmac frame set. He then bought the Shimano Ultegra 6800 mechanical 11 speed group set. The last bit to pick were wheels. Robs' timing was spot on. I had a 28h Tune Mag 170 with a tiny scratch that I was clearing out. Rob preferred a…Read more Rob’s Pacenti/Tune Wheelset
Lawrence decided to replace his Velocity A23 rims, which had shown some cracking at one of the nipples. Cracking has been problematic for certain brands largely due to their alloy choices: too hard and they'll crack. Too soft, and they'll wear quickly and need lower tension. The Velocity A23, a wide rim is very shallow…Read more Pacenti SL23 Chris King R45
This custom wheelset built around a used but perfectly good Saris Powertap SL+ rear hub, 28h. The front hub is the always solid and reliable DT Swiss 240s, 24h. Laced with our favourite Sapim CX-Ray spokes using Sapim 14mm alloy nipples. Radial front, Cross 3 rear. The wheelset comes in a hair over 1600g.