*when buying let me know freehub required and axle standard needed* I know better photos are needed.
The HED Belgium+ disc brake rim is one of the roundest and flatest disc brake rims about and given the price it better be. It is also wide with an internal width of 20.5mm. It is based on the rim brake version with a anodised non machined sidewall. It looks spot on and is a robust stiff rim.
I build these like all other disc brake wheels I build in 28 spoke form but 32 spoke is possible.
Sapim CX-ray spokes are used but round Sapim Force are available and it saves money. The spokes are black and black sapim alloy self locking nipples are used.
Hub choice is limited to the best. There is no point messing around with hubs that dont quite meet the mark.
BORG DX - 5 bearings in the rear hub, a 17mm alloy axle and Shimano 8/9/10/11speed, XDR 12 speed driver, Campagnolo 9/10/11/12 speed freehub or Campagnolo N3W 13 speed freehub are available. The BORG DX use specially made SKF bearings for the best performance in adverse condtions.
Please choose from Q/R 100/135mm, 100x12mm, 100x15mm or 142x12mm axle standards. Add a note at checkout to let me know which one you need. Other standards like 100x9mm, 135x10mm and 135x12mm are available but DT Swiss hubs need to be used.
Carbon Ti X-Hub Disc - Very light 303g disc brake hubs available with a variety of axle standards Q/R or 100x12mm, 100x15mm or 142x12mm. Any combination can be ordered let me know at checkout. Conversion kits are available. These hubs have proper bearing preload adjustment and are reliable every day hubs. Shimano 8/9/10/11 speed, Campagnolo 9/10/11 or SRAM XD 11/12 speed compatible freehubs are available.
Colours are available with the carbon ti hubs. Just ask.
Wheelset weight is with
Miche hubs -1640g
DT swiss 240s hub - 1560g
Carbon Ti hubs - 1515g
Chris King R45 Disc hubs - 1640g
The wheels are supplied with tubeless rim tape, tubeless valves and IRC tyre levers.
HED rims are not ones I consider fully tubeless compatible as the tyre wont stay seated without air but tubeless tyres do seat and seal. If you do buy tyres they will be fitted.
Continental GP5000TL 25mm, 28mm or 32mm
IRC Aspite Pro Dry clincher 24mm or 26mm (for use with tinner tubes)
IRC Roadlite X guard 25 mm tyres (for use with tubes).
IRC Jetty 23mm, 25mm or 28mm (for use with inner tubes)
COVID 19 update. Overseas shipping is now with a courier only. UPS or Parcel force.
Orders placed in the afternoon normally get sent the next workday where possible. Orders placed before noon are often sent the same day but this is not guaranteed. Priority is given to Royal Mail Special delivery items always.
Same day disptach is not guaranteed due to volume of mail order. In general we are not operating with big delays in dispatch if any.
- Standard shipping is with Royal Mail using there 24 service. Cost £3. This is not a guaranteed service and takes 1-7 days normally but can be longer. The tracking number is not tracking but is a conformation of delivery code. If the item has been delivered to you or a neighbour then the tracking shows something otherwise it won't. If the item is needed urgently then pay for the courier/special delivery.
- For a £7 surcharge, a next day (not sunday) tracked service (from dispatch) with Royal mail special delivery is used. You get an hour delivery slot by text. It's a fine service and worth the money. This only works for items up to 2kg. beyond that it gets very expensive and Parcel Force 24 tracked is used.
- Rims are sent by courier only- cost £10. UPS is used. A phone number and email address must be supplied to allow me to book in. This service can also be picked for smaller items that you want delivered by UPS.
- Wheels shipping cost is £15 (cost of courier + cost of the box) next day. To NI, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and that is a two day service.
Due to the disruption in postal services during 2020, misdeliveries, customs issues and long delays all overseas shipping is now with UPS or Parcel Force. Parcel mass and destination affect price. So the following applies. I do not offer cheaper slower mail services anymore. Please don't ask as it means you have not read this page. There is no circumstance where i will use a cheaper service.
The website will provide shipping rates and estimated delivery's times for the services offered at checkout.
The import charges you will face are and these will be levied by the shipping carrier or by your customs authority in advance of delivery. Customs clearance will add to shipping times. Carrier like UPS operate there own customs in line with the deliveries countries laws in most jurisdictions and will bill you directly.
You will be billed for
Import duties which are set by the tarrif code i declare. Most cycling goods have a tarrif rate of 4.7%. Clothing however has higher duty rates, socks face a WTO tarrif rate of 12%. Free trade agreements affect this and for EU customers there are no duties as tarrifs are set at zero. The declared value in GDP will be converted to your countries currency by the monthly rate published by your tax authority.
Customs clearance fees -these vary from country to country and also vary by declared value in some juristictions.
VAT or sales taxes and applied to the total of the declared value of goods, customs clearance charges and import duties.
This shop declares the total paid for the goods for customs value, no exceptions. We will not declare low values as thats fraud and we will not be party to it.