Custom Wheel Building
We offer off the shelf hand built wheels. We will generally have stock of the road and touring/disc road wheels built up and ready to take away on the day.
For our Seabass prebuilt wheels we chose Kinlin rims, Bitex hubs and Sapim Race spokes. Kinlin offer many very competitive rim options with the features of much more expensive brands. The majority of the rims are tubeless compatible, under 500g and have a very long life breaking surface. Most of the disc rims are offset to which helps to have a much more even spoke tension.
Bitex hubs again are very competitive with pricing and performance features. They are very light offer a 6 pawl engagement system, hard wearing bearings and are very easy to service. We have tried and tested many hub brands and for the money we feel Bitex are a really solid choice.
We also have the choice of Hope Tech hubs for the next level up of our pre-hand built wheels. We do however stock and have access to many other rim and hub brands.
Wether it is a light weight road wheel or heavy hitting mountain bike wheelset you are after we will have the stock to build you the right set for you.
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How It Works
We stock a good range of rims from Kinlin, H Plus Son, and Stans. If there is a specific you require we will be able or order it with in a couple of days. Mavic, Enve, Venn, Hed, WTB are to name a few.
Hope, Bitex, DT Swiss and Shimano are the hubs we stock and generally sell the most of. Similar to the rims, if there is a hub that you specifically want we will be able to order it.
We have a spoke cutting and treading machine at Seabass Cycles. Ensuring we always have the correct length spokes and they are always exact to the millimetre. We always use Sapim spokes. For our Seabass Wheels we use Race spokes, but do carry stock of D-Lite and C X-Ray.
We have created a range of wheels which are built onto Kinlin rims, Bitex hubs and Spokes which we custom cut for every wheel. For road, gravel/CX , mountain and track we can hand build you a very solid set of wheels without breaking the bank.