Suggested builds

These are my suggested build options to get you started, they cover builds for most people in most situations. If you are more of a Passista than a Racing Snake then things will need to be beefed up a bit and likewise if you weigh less than an empty crisp packet and want to go lighter/less spokes then on your own head be it. Before I build you anything we'll have a good chat about what is going to be built and why.

All wheels are built by hand by me, they are stressed, bedded in and tweaked until they settle into their finished state.
Leadtime is currently a week to 10 days depending on the build required.

Drop me an email to get current prices and answers to your questions:: wheelhouse@thehappycog.co.uk

CX

Disc

Hubs
  • Hope Pro 2 Evo 28/32
  • Shimano CX75 (center lock only) 28/32
Rims
  • H+ Sons Archetype
  • Stans NoTubes ZTR Iron Cross
  • Stans NoTubes ZTR Alpha 400
  • Stans NoTubes ZTR Grail 700c Disc
Spokes
  • Sapim Race Silver - For Black add .35p per spoke
Lacing
  • 3 cross Front and 3 Cross Rear
Nipps
  • Sapim Brass silver - For Black add £9

Approx weight for a pair of H+ Sons Archetype on Hope Pro2 Evo is 1885g laced 3 cross 32 hole only.

Rim brake

Hubs
  • Hope Mono 28/32
  • Shimano Dura Ace 9000 28/32
  • Shimano Ultegra 6800
  • Campagnolo Centaur
Rims
  • H+ Sons Archetype
  • Stans NoTubes ZTR Alpha 400
Spokes
  • Sapim Laser and Race (drive side rear only) Silver - For Black add .35p per spoke
Lacing
  • 2 cross Front (Radial can be done if you're a racing snake < 72kg ) and 3 Cross Rear
Nipps
  • Sapim Brass silver - For Black add £9

MTB (all disc)

26, 650, 29

XC race

Hubs
  • Hope Pro 2 Evo
  • Shimano XTR (Center Lock)
  • DT Swiss 240 (CL or 6 bolt)
  • DT Swiss 350 (CL or 6 bolt)
Rims
  • Stans NoTubes ZTR Crest
  • American Classic 101
  • DT Swiss EX 500 SBWT
  • Mavic XC 717
Spokes
  • Sapim Race or D-Light Silver - For Black add .35p per spoke
Lacing
  • 2 cross front and 3 cross rear
Nipps
  • Sapim Brass silver - For Black add £9

'nduro

Hubs
  • Hope Pro 2 Evo
  • Shimano XTR (Center Lock)
  • DT Swiss 240 (CL or 6 bolt)
  • DT Swiss 350 (CL or 6 bolt)
Rims
  • Stans NoTubes ZTR Flow EX
  • DT Swiss EX 500 SBWT
  • Mavic EN 521 disk
Spokes
  • Sapim Race or D-Light Silver - For Black add .35p per spoke
Lacing
  • 3 cross front and rear
Nipps
  • Sapim Brass silver - For Black add £9

Doonhill

Hubs
  • Hope Pro 2 Evo
  • Shimano Saint
  • DT Swiss 240 (CL or 6 bolt)
Rims
  • Stans NoTubes ZTR Flow EX
  • DT Swiss FR 600
  • Mavic EX 729
  • Mavic EX 823
Spokes
  • Sapim Race or D-Light Silver - For Black add .35p per spoke
Lacing
  • 3 cross front and rear
Nipps
  • Sapim Brass silver - For Black add £9