This wheelset is offered with the H Plus son Achetype black rim. The rim is 23mm wide 25mm deep stiff 480g and well a really good rim to build with and ride.
Shimano make some of the best hubs about and the Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11 speed hubs or Shimano Ultegra 6800 are no exception. They come with a spacer for 8/9/10 speed cassettes. Both hubs use angular cup and cone bearings for long life. Keep the serviced and the mileage you can get from them is huge. The Cycle Clinic recommends that all high end Shimano hubs are serviced every ~5000 miles (depending on conditions).
The Dura Ace hubs are cup and cone and have a Ti freehub. The Ultegra 6800 hubs are very similar but have a steel freehub. The Ultegra hubs are grey and the Dura Ace 9000 hubs are black.
The dark grey H Plus Son Archetype rims is a good colour match for these Ultegra 6800 hubs. Silver spokes just set of off well. Ultegra 6800 hubs like all Shimano hubs are cup and cone. Black rims and spokes are also offered. They need servicing but do that and the will out last the rim many times over.
The spokes chosen reflect the use intended for the wheels. As the Ultegra 6800 hubs are not the lightest I opt for sapim race all round. The Dura Ace 9000 hubs though are lighter hubs so thinner spokes are selected to create a lighter wheelset but one that is still reliable. Heavy riders should pick a higher spoke count although I don't put weight limits of these wheels.
Dura Ace 9000/Archetype build option are
1)24F/28R DA9000 wheelset black sapim laser spokes front and NDS rear black sapim race spokes DS rear, brass nipples weight 1650g
2)28F/32R DA9000 wheelset black sapim laser spokes front and NDS rear black sapim race spokes DS rear, brass nipple weight 1700g
3) 24F/28R DA9000 wheelset black sapim CX-ray spokes 1600g
Ultegra 6800/archetype build options are
4) 32F/32R black rims black sapim race spokes, brass nipples 1920g
5) 32F/36R black rims black sapim race spokes, brass nipples weight 1950g
6) 32F/32R Grey rims silver sapim race spokes brass nipples weight 1920g
7) 32F/36R Grey rims silver sapim race spokes brass nipplesweight 1950g
Radial lacing is used for 24 spoke wheels.
2x lacing is used for 28 spoke wheels.
3x lacing is used for 32 spoke wheels
4x lacing is used for 36 spoke wheel
Alloy nipples in silver, black, gold, purple, green, blue and red can be used at extra cost.
I can use Sapim CX-ray spokes too but at extra cost. There is no weight limit on these wheels but obviously be sensible.
This wheelset speaks for itself - freedom to whoever ride's them.