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So as unhappy as I am about it, there's no avoiding the fact that winter is coming... If you live in an area like I do, that means snow. Which in turn means yucky roads. Which then means you probably don't want to ride your super nice wheels outside! No worries about that, I can build you a nice set of winter wheels that won't break the bank!!!
Pictured above is a set of winter commuting wheels that I built for a client in Boston. He specifically wanted disc brake, tubulars to ride. Being a big dude, weight wasn't a primary concern so we beefed things up! These wheels feature 23 mm wide Kinlin tubular rims, 32 stout 14 gauge Sapim spokes with brass nipples and finally, 6 bolt mountain bike hubs. All said, these wheels will be super strong and weigh in at a respectable 1700 grams (did I mention how stout these are)?
So you're probably wondering "why tubular"? Well, these hubs have the ability to run many axle configurations. They are currently set up for standard 9 and 10 mm axles but simply changing endcaps will convert the front to 15mm thru axles. The rear is almost as simple to change to a 12mm thru configuration. Back to that "why tubulars" question... The client is mounting up super tough Tufo Tubulars with sealant, virtually eliminating flats and also meaning... the ability for these wheels to serve as pit wheels at the local cx races!!! Win, win, win!!!
As you can see, the ability to change configurations makes it easy to switch these wheels between bikes.
I've been saving the best part for last. The price... As configured, this set of wheels sells for $490. Want something different??? Let me know and I can give you a quote!!! Tubeless compatible clinchers more your style? I have tubeless road wheels starting at $450!