Magical wheel

Wheel building has a unwarranted reputation as being a skill that is almost magical. The truth is it is like any other mechanical process – repeatable and fully definable. Over the course of a few posts, I will hope to satisfy the intrigue and dissolve the mystery of the well built wheel into an achievable and repeatable process.


Fred’s Diablo SL

Like Al, Fred was aware of the racing results by Kevin last year using the Diablo SLs. He went for the popular all-black look. At an honest 1421 grams, these are truly lightweight and affordable. Fred took advantage of the discount he receives as a Tripleshot Cycling club member. Enjoy these wheels, Fred!


Al’s Diablo SL

Al had been contemplating a set of Diablo SLs for awhile now. After hearing of Kevin racing all year on his 1410 gram Diablo SLs, Al was convinced they’d be the right wheel set for him. I agreed, and so set out to hand build this set for Al well ahead of race season. All-black, the most popular choice for ZED wheels semi-custom wheel program, these will blend in with any modern road bike.