Built to order (may take a couple weeks before shipping). Further custom details can be arranged with Rich.
Need a lightweight sturdy wheelset for your road bike? Here it is! Shimano 105 5800 series hubs, 130mm rear spacing (8/9/10/11sp compatible). Silver Velocity A23 700c rims (offset rear for better dish), double-butted 14/15 DTSwiss Competition spokes. Built by Rich Lesnik (Hands on Wheels), our expert wheelbuilder. Ready to roll.
Quick release skewers and rim tape included.
Please contact Rich@rivbike.com if you have any questions or want something different than the options presented.
Our wheelbuilder, Rich Lesnik, is as good a wheel builder as we know, or have ever known. Every one of us rides his wheels, and we ride them hard and long, and are constantly amazed at the abuse they seem to slough off. Rich is meticulous and uses only the rims and spokes he likes and trusts. He doesn’t build superlight wheels, either (except for Mark here), so don’t ask.
All of our wheels are 3x (three-cross), use butted DT spokes, and…well, they’re just No Nonsense wheels for all-around hard use riding.
Sometimes somebody will think, hey, I’m getting some special wheels….might as well get super expensive hubs. That’s reasonable, but actually is unnecessary. The Shimano LX and XT hubs we have are rock solid, smooth, problem free, and keep the price down. If you want fancier (Phil, White Industries, DT, Onyx), we can do that, too. Rich can, that is.
There's an almost endless combination of hubs, rims, and spokes to assemble into wheels so for now we just have the standards listed below, but if you want something special by all means call or email email@example.com.