**Update 4/25/14** David Reid has completed his trip through the Arctic and you can get a lot more details here An Arctic First
This was a fun project, building a set of wheels heading to the Arctic Circle for a pretty epic adventure. Not sure how much detail I can go into so I will just leave it at, this will actually live up to the word epic, despite how over used it is. I will update with more details once I know if it is OK.
The build is pretty much our standard build at Borealis except instead of aluminum nipples I used brass. It was Turnagain FR-80 rims, Borealis hubs, double butted Wheelsmith spokes. Even though it is a standard build, it should be more than up to the task, our Turnagain rims have been super solid as are Wheelsmith spokes and our hubs worked well all the way to the South Pole so I have lots of confidence in their ability to handle this trip.
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!