By now most of us have seen a good number of Santa Cruz Reserve wheelsets. They always look great because the rims just look so good, but they they also tend to be pretty uniform: black hubs, black spokes, etc. Now we've got nothing against some wheels that are going to look like they mean business on any bike on any occasion, but we also love a bike that isn't afraid to make a statement!
This is latest Wheel Build of the Week, built with pink White Industries CLD hubs on one of the last sets of Santa Cruz Reserve 25 rims we'll be able to get for a while is definitely one that will stand out–but in a very classy way.
Fresh from the Chris King tech team are these new exploded diagrams of the R45D Rear and Boost Centerlock Front & Rear hubs. Essential if you're looking to upgrade or service your hub and need to know which specific part numbers to buy.
This week's wheel build of the week is another super versatile gravel set up that's equally at home on road or CX.
Astral's Wanderlust Carbon rim is originally designed as a lightweight adventure / gravel rim capable of running up to 2.5" tires. But given their rim profile (23mm internal, 29mm external) they can perform double (or triple) duty as a pure road rim or cyclo-cross race wheelset.
When you think of high end bike components, sustainability is maybe not the first thing that comes to mind. But it's always been a big motivation for us here at AVT as the majority of the brands we sell are manufactured in a pretty sustainable way, just check out this video from Chris King himself explaining the company's commitment to sustainability.