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Ready made ver­sus cus­tom made Ready-made wheelsets trade on con­ve­nience and fancy looks to dom­i­nate com­plete bike and af­ter­mar­ket op­tions, but that’s a shame. Most wheelsets of­fer mid­dling per­for­mance and po­ten­tial spares is­sues that en­cour­age short, throw­away life­spans. Mean­while a good lo­cal wheel builder can of­ten se­lect the rims, spokes, spok­ing pat­tern and hubs to build you a beau­ti­ful feel­ing wheel that’s per­fect for your rid­ing, at a killer price. Be­cause they’re made by hand from read­ily avail­able com­po­nents they’re durable, eas­ily ser­vice­able and re­pairable. Ask around to dis­cover who your lo­cal wheel wizard is and see what they can magic up for you.

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