Just wondering how many folk on here bother to built their own wheels and why?
I've probably made 4 or 5 wheels so far and to me it was the last step in being able to fully maintain / build my bike for me and I was sick of dinging rims and then having to tweak to remove wobbles etc.
The wheels I have now (only 1 set shared for 2 bikes) were built about 2 years ago and have been all over the UK on my hardtail and DHing for 4 days in the Alps, and 4 days singletracking in the Alps on the Enduro. I've only had to twist a few nipples to take a ding out once.
I love the fact that I've built my wheels. They were built to be tough
CK rear hub (my 40th birthday prezzie) , ACI stainless DB spokes Mavic 729 rim
Superstar 20mm front hub, ACI stainless DB spokes Mavic 729 rim.