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Open and honest discussion is the foundation for building better wheels.

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 big thing was wider...

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One Size Fits All?

Why are custom hand built 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 silly but guess what, when...

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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. In fact, we have an advantage since we are not carrying a lot of overhead and don't need to sell hundreds of...

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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...

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