BICYCLE SHOP servicing bicycles in the greater Portland area.
Tune-Ups, Suspension service, Custom Builds & Hand Built Wheels
KB Wheels is located in Yarmouth Maine, half way between Portland and Freeport. Our specialty is designing and hand-building the finest custom wheels and bikes for road, mountain, gravel and fat applications – but that’s not all we do!. We perform tune-ups, suspension service, and stock the essentials to keep you on the road, like tubes and tires, lubes and lights, Castelli cycling apparel and Wahoo trainers. We believe in personal service and we’re hoping you’ll stop by and visit.
Have a great ride today!
“Casey – the wheels were great! The Hope hubs rolled really smooth, and the Pacenti rims held the tubeless tires really well. Being a gravel novice I really appreciated your valuable advice on component selection and spec. First event was Dirty Kanza 200, which apart from storm delays, mud, wind and then train delays went really smoothly – equipment wise at least! I ran Clement 36 mso tubeless on the wheels and thankfully had no issues with punctures or burping. Despite a relentless headwind on the homeward leg, I hit my target of beating the sun. So thank you again, and I will certainly recommend you where I can.” – Brian
“Casey, Rode to Panera on Bell Road this morning with the new wheels. Results: Ran about 5 lbs less pressure on both tires – ride was more smooth and felt very secure. I noticed was I rolling faster – when all were coasting downhill I would have to brake. On my old wheels I would typically lag. On the way down Mt. Vernon I passed the lead rider about half way down – never touched the brakes again. It was like the bike was on rails, solid and secure. Bottom line – I love ‘em.” – Bob
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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)
Tu – Fr 9:30 to 5:30
Saturday 10:00 to 2:00