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Bola Carbon Rim Review

Bola Carbon Rim Review

At KB Wheels we strive to provide the best wheels at the best price. For independent builders like me, the best prices for carbon rims are found in China, period. But do these rims also produce the best wheels? To verify the quality for myself I’ve been ordering from...
Do Inhalers Constitute Doping?

Do Inhalers Constitute Doping?

I’ve been riding bicycles since I was 5 years old.  In 1966 I became a fan of bicycle racing when a group of professional road racers came to an event in my home town.  I was 12 years old at the time and it changed my life.  I dreamed of becoming a professional...
Are Wide Rims Better?

Are Wide Rims Better?

Every year the bicycle industry comes out with new and “improved” products.  Honestly, most times I can’t tell the difference between the old and the new and improved versions.  Sometimes I even like the old version more.  A few years back the next...
One Size Fits All?

One Size Fits All?

Why are custom handbuilt wheels better than the OEM wheels that came on your bike? Imagine you went into a shoe store and said, “I’d like to try on a pair of shoes in size 11.” The clerk says, “Sorry, we only sell shoes in size 8.” Sounds...
Small Shop, Big Benefits!

Small Shop, Big Benefits!

KB Wheels is a small shop in the Sierra foothills located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. But being small doesn’t mean our wheels are in any way inferior to larger shops. In fact, we have an advantage over those shops since we are not carrying a lot of...
Sapim is Best!

Sapim is Best!

At KB Wheels we use Sapim spokes and nipples. These spokes are top in the industry, fabricated to the highest standards, and arguably the strongest spokes around. They come in various sizes and regardless of your riding style and build, one of them will be a perfect...