Why Hand-built Wheels?

Hand built wheels are more relevant now than ever; with the increasing number of cycling disciplines and differing user requirements, a custom approach is needed to ensure all aspects of a rider’s needs are met. When you order a set of hand-built wheels from Leadout Cycles, you are getting a bespoke product made to the highest of tolerances with a quality guarantee.  We offer wheelsets for Road, gravel, mountain, commuter and eBikes.

A quality wheelset upgrade will transform your bike and riding experience.  A bespoke product tailored to your unique riding style and requirements will outperform an “off the peg” product designed to meet a broad spectrum of rider needs.  Lighter, stronger custom built wheels will improve all aspects of handling, acceleration, and ultimately your enjoyment of the bike.

Hand-built wheels are a long term investment, designed and built with serviceability, reliability and sustainability in mind.  Worn rims can be replaced, as can hub bearings to keep the wheels running smoothly and keep you going for longer. All our wheelsets come with a comprehensive warranty and are built with cutting edge truing technology

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What Next…?

Have a look at our suggested wheelsets for some ideas, you may find something there that you like to look of. 

Then please get in touch with the following information:

  • What you intent to use the wheels for and terrain to be ridden?

  • Rider weight and any requirements, such as bike touring/packing etc

  • What bike the wheels will be used on and the hub/axle measurements (if known)

  • What tyres you intend to use (if known)

  • Budget you have in mind

We can then confirm the wheelset you like is suitable or provide some suggestions within your budget to give your perfect custom built wheelset.

 

Components: We use a number of carefully chosen components including: DT Swiss, Bitex, Kinlin, VAR, Miche, Aforce and Sapim.

 

Pricing: £45 labour per wheel plus the price of components. 

We are able to provide a discount of between 5-10% on rims and hubs. 

UK shipping £15, or collect directly from the workshop.

Once we’ve settled on the final build we provide an electronic invoice to take a deposit, with the remainder to be paid once the wheelset is ready for shipping.

Wheelsets

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Road Wheelset - Rim Brake

Road Strong

All year round mile munchers, super strong and durable:

  • Kinlin XR26 rim, 24mm wide

  • Miche Primato Hubs

  • Sapim Race Spokes

  • 1700g

£310

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Road Wheelset - Disc Brake

Road Strong Disc

4 season strong and reliable disc wheelset at a decent weight:

  • Kinlin XR26RTS rim, 24mm wide

  • Bitex 106 Centrelock Hubs

  • Sapim Race Spokes

  • 1725g

 

£335

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Gravel Wheelset - Disc Brake

Gravel Strong Disc

Great value tough gravel wheelset in 700c or 650b:

 

  • Kinlin TL23 rim, 28mm wide

  • Bitex 106 Centrelock Hubs

  • Sapim Race Spokes

  • 1730g

£330

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Road Wheelset - Rim Brake

Road Light 

Super light, yet stable wheelset to zip up the climbs:

  • Kinlin XR22 rim, 24mm wide

  • Bitex RAF/R 12 Hubs

  • Sapim D-Light Spokes

  • 1465g
     

£325

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Road Wheelset - Disc Brake

Road Light Disc

Lightweight disc option at a great price, with our favourite Bitex hubs:

  • Kinlin XR22RTS rim, 24mm wide

  • Bitex 106 Centrelock Hubs

  • Sapim D-Light Spokes

  • 1575g

 

£345

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Gravel Wheelset - Disc Brake

Gravel Light Disc

Performance Gravel wheelset based on the fantastic do it all RR481 rim:

  • DT Swiss RR481 rim, 26mm wide

  • Bitex 106 Centrelock Hubs

  • Sapim D-Light Spokes

  • 1625g

 

£420

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Road Wheelset - Rim Brake

Road Aero Carbon

Our rim brake aero wheelset.  51mm deep, 28mm wide Venn carbon rims:

 

  • Venn 51mm rims, 28mm wide

  • DT Swiss 350 hubs

  • Sapim CX Ray Spokes

  • 1580g

£1025

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Road Wheelset - Disc Brake

Road Aero Carbon Disc

Our disc brake aero performance wheelset, superb Venn toroidal rims:

  • Venn 51mm rims, 28mm wide

  • DT Swiss 350 CL hubs

  • Sapim CX Ray Spokes

  • 1650g

£1050

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Gravel Wheelset - Disc Brake

Gravel Strong DT Disc

Super tough DT rims and hubs available in 700c or 650b:

 

  • DT GR531 rim, 28mm wide

  • DT 350  Centrelock Hubs

  • Sapim Race Spokes

  • 1795g

£495

Get in touch 

Whatever you need, just drop me a message using the contact form below 

Thanks for getting in touch!