PROFESSIONAL WHEEL BUILDER SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM HANDBUILT WHEELS for MOUNTAIN, ROAD and GRAVEL BIKES
Wheel Building Tip
Find a local wheel builder; you will be supporting your local cycling community and have immediate access to repairs if necessary. Staying local also means you can visit shops and possibly observe wheel building in action. Before you visit, do your resesearch and be prepared to ask a lot of questions. A good wheel builder will be asking questions too. When local isn’t possible be sure to ask your questions by phone or email. You should be able to get a sense of their ability through the answers they provide.
At KB Wheels we like answering questions and talking about wheels, so even if you’re not ready to buy don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by.
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“Hi Casey. Had my first ride yesterday and it was fantastic. Thanks again on yet another great wheelset. You’re talented at what you do!
Happy Holidays” – Cody
“Casey, I mounted new Continental Gatorskins (28s) on the wheels. I did my normal short training ride at lunch today. Felt like a new bike. Very sturdy and smooth wheels. The White Industries hub has an excellent sound as well. Very pleased and job well done.” – Dave
“Casey, All is good with the wheels. I have put 1135 miles on them and they are still completely true, as near as I can tell. I like them very much. I plan on bringing them to you in May (or so) before I do my annual trek from SF to LA, if they need any work. Thanks.” – Tom
“Hi Casey, I hope you had a great fourth of July. I just wanted to drop you a note about how great these wheels are now that I’ve had some time with them. They roll beautifully and climb even better! Thanks again for your skills and advice throughout.” – Toby
“If you’re ever considering custom wheels, or any wheels, for that matter, I really recommend Casey Ford from KB Wheels. I started talking with him because I couldn’t get the hub/rim combo I wanted on a stock wheelset; he convinced me that this combination was a better choice (Boyd Altamont Lite aluminum rims with Powertap G3 and 20/24 Sapim CX-Ray spokes). And it’s beautiful!” – Eric
“Last fall I had Casey Ford of KBWheels.com build up a set of race wheels for my son. We used the CarbonCycle.cc Asymetric 29er rim with a 22mm inner diameter, hookless, 360 gram, a set of hubs from Onyx Racing Products, and Sapim D-Light spokes. During the course of a long season of racing and training my son managed to break the axle and crack the rear drop out of the frame. Despite the high volume rough riding that broke everything around the wheel, the wheels are still in super shape. Over all we could not be happier with the results from this build.” – Jared
“Hey Casey, the wheels are holding up tight! Absolutely fantastic! This wheel set is totally eye catching and I still haven’t seen anyone came close to mine.” – Toshi (Japan)