Aero, time-sparing, lightweight, wind-cheating, low-spoke, stiff, and efficient, these are just a few of the claims listed by the current factory built wheels available on the market today. These claims, while true, are not the only attributes a rider may want from a wheel.
Reliable, comfortable, predictable, serviceable, and tunable, these are a few of the attributes found on a quality hand-built wheel. The value of a hand-built wheel is it rides to your specification not the factories. Whether you choose 32 or 36 spokes, bladed or double butted spokes, an aero rim or standard rim profile. Each of these factors effect the ride and durability of a wheel-set. Include the knowledge and “touch” a quality mechanic adds to the equation and one would be hard pressed to find a better option.
All our hand-built wheels are tagged “Handmade by Palo Alto Bicycles” and come with Free Truing and Spoke Replacement for the lifespan of the wheel.
Stop by Palo Alto Bicycles today to speak with one of our master wheel builders and discover the joys of a custom hand-built wheel.