Wheel House & Cycle Monkey

Welcome to our Wheel House! Wheel building is central to Cycle Monkey. Here, we feature hand-built wheels that are made to order for our customers - either for existing bikes or complete bike packages. Check out The Monkey Lab to see complete bikes that feature Cycle Monkey wheels and other products.

Friday, June 24, 2016

MTB: 29+ WTB Scraper Rims with Rohloff & Hope Hubs

MTB: 29+ WTB Scraper Rims with Rohloff & Hope Hubs  
   Intended use: MTB Trail riding
   Recommended rider weight: <225 lbs
   Wheel Size: 29+

Wheel build details
   Rims: WTB Scraper Rims
   Front hub: Hope Pro2 EVO Fatsno
   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14
   Spokes: Sapim Race
   Nipples: Brass
   Lacing: 3x front // 2x rear

Destination: San Antonio, TX

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fatbike: Surly Marge Lite Rims on Shimano Alfine and Nexus Hubs


Fat Touring Wheelset with IGH
- Intended use: Fatbike touring, trail riding
- Features: Wide but light fatbike rims enable bike to float over obstacles; Shimano Nexus gearhub 
- Recommended rider weight: <230 lbs.
- Wheel size: 26"

Wheel build details
- Rims: Surly Marge Lite
- Front hub: Shimano Alfine
- Rear hub: Shimano Nexus
- Spokes: Sapim Race
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Lacing: 2 cross front / 2 cross rear

Destination: El Cerrito, CA


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Touring: Halo SAS Rim with Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14

Rohloff Touring Rear Wheel
   Intended use: Bikepacking & Touring
   Features: Disc brake
   Recommended rider weight: <250 lbs
   Wheel Size: 26"

Wheel build details
   Rims: Halo SAS
   Hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14
   Spokes: Sapim Race
   Nipples: Brass
   Lacing: 2 cross

Destination:Humboldt County, CA

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Commuting Wheelset: Velocity Rims with Schmidt Dynamo & DT Swiss Hubs

Dynamo-Powered Commuter
   Intended use: Commuting & Touring
   Features: Dynamo hub to power lights
   Recommended rider weight: < 200 lbs
   Wheel Size: 700c / 29er

Wheel build details
   Rims: Velocity Dyad
   Front hub: Schmidt SON28
   Rear hub: DT Swiss 350
   Spokes: Sapim Race
   Nipples: Brass
   Lacing: 3 cross

Destination: Newark, CA

Monday, May 30, 2016

MTB: 29er Derby Carbon Rims with SP Dynamo & DT Swiss hubs

MTB: 29er Derby Carbon Rims with Shutter Precision Dynamo & DT Swiss 350 Hubs

Intended use: Bikepacking & trail riding with dynamo charging and/or lighting option
Features: Light-weight carbon rims, dynamo, and bladed spokes
Recommended rider weight: <200 lbs
Wheel Size: 29er



Wheel build details
   Rims: Derby Cycles Carbon
   Front hub: Shutter Precision PD-8X dynamo
   Rear hub: DT Swiss 350
   Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
   Nipples: Aluminum
   Lacing: 3 cross

Destination: Mammoth, CA

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cargo Trailer: Velocity Dually Rims with Velocity Thru-Axle Hubs

29" Cargo Trailer Wheels
   Intended use: Serious hauling
   Recommended cargo wt: ~200 lbs
   Wheel Size: 29"

Wheel build details
   Rims: Velocity Dually
   Hubs: Velocity
   Spokes: Sapim Race
   Nipples: Sapim Brass
   Lacing: 3 cross

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MTB: 26+ Velocity Dually Rims with Profile Racing Hubs

26+ MTB Wheel Set
   Intended use: Sand, snow & trail riding
   Features: Double-wall rims for increased stiffness and tubeless ready
   Recommended rider weight: <200 lbs.
   Wheel Size: 26"

Wheel build details
   Rims: Velocity Dually Rim
   Hubs: Profile Racing Elite
   Spokes: Sapim Race
   Nipples: Sapim Brass
   Extras: Surly Dirt Wizard 26" Tires (not shown)

Destination: Burnham, PA