Touring wheels do not get much nicer than this! Rohloff internally geared hub and SON dynamo front hub laced to Velocity's new, redesigned Cliffhanger.
I am really excited about this new Cliffhanger, Velocity finally made some BIG changed to address the issues they had with rims splitting down the middle when people tried to use wide tires at higher pressures. The former rim was great for heavy mountain bikers running low pressures but was not quite up to the demands of most touring riders who like to run higher tire pressures.
There is nothing more I love seeing than the crazy adventures (that may be an understatement for this his trip...) my wheels can take people on. Thanks so much for the great review Iohan, I will continue to live vicariously through your amazing trip!
945 grams for a disc brake ready dynamo wheel is not bad! The build is a SON28 ISO disc hub laced to a NoTubes Alpine rim tied together with DT Revolution spokes>
This wheel will be doing some big miles riding brevets.
Touring documentary, 3000k of some of the most harsh conditions I have ever seen a touring cyclist ride in!
You meet some rather amazing individuals doing what I do. When you specialize in building extremely durable wheels for people traveling long distances into some very harsh and unforgiving places all of your customers seem to be pretty great. Iohan is not only a great adventurer but also a fantastic rider to work with.
He runs the website over at bikewanderer.com and this video is just his warm up believe it or not! He is on his way to Alaska to work his way south all the way to Argentina so I highly suggest you try to follow along, he also runs a facebook page under the same name.
I just got a great pic from Shane Hunter of the bike polo wheels I built for him a while back. It is Velocity's 48 hole NoBS rims laced to Surly rear hub and a Milwaukee Bike Polo front disc hub. This should be one very tough set of wheels for a sport that is very hard on wheels.
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!