KB Wheels is a small shop in the Sierra foothills located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe (UPDATE – We are now a full service bicycle shop in Yarmouth Maine!). 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 overhead and don’t need to sell hundreds of wheels to make ends meet. That means we can offer our wheels at a great price and take our time with each build. For example, we apply anti-corrosive paste to spoke threads when building with aluminum nipples. This time consuming procedure would sink a business that had production schedules and high overhead, but we believe it really improves quality so we do it. As far as the components we use go, they are the same ones used by the largest wheel building shops around. We have accounts with all the major brands like Chris King, ENVE, White Industries, Industry Nine, NOX, Boyd, Pacenti and many more. So yes, we are small, but we are big in quality and big in savings.