Handbuilt Bicycle Guide

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Bicycle Wheels

June 2018

Bicycles

March 2017

Cake Bikes: Let them have cake

A recent collaboration between HED Wheels and Peacock Groove Cycles has cooked up Cake Bikes, a new type of fat bike with 24" wheels.

Parts

February 2016

DT Swiss: Precisely Crafted

DT Swiss produces the full array of wheel components (hubs, spokes, nipples, rims) and wheel building tools, and recently introduced suspension forks to its line-up of products. And while they arrive to your shop today fully assembled, all of DT Swiss' wheelsets are built entirely by hand, rare in today's world of sophisticated wheel-building machines.

Parts

February 2016

Boyd Cycling: Power to the Design

Self-taught component designer Boyd Johnson studied at the institute of speed and pain known as pro cycling while others were in the classroom and lab. Now he taps an expert engineer friend to help translate his ideas into working prototypes.

NAHBS

February 2016

Wheel Fanatyk: Wood Crazy

Wheel Fanatyk returns to the 2016 NAHBS in Sacramento with its wooden rims and classic designs. Story is from their previous appearance at the show in 2012