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, July 25, 2014

Mountain: WTB i23 KOM Rims on Rohloff & White Brothers Hubs

Mountain bike trail wheelset

- Intended use: Mountain biking, trail riding.
- Features: Lightweight aluminum rims are tubeless-ready, Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL provides reliable shifting in all conditions.
- Recommended rider weight: < 250 pounds
- Wheel size: 26"

Wheel build details

- Rims: WTB i23 KOM
- Front hub: White Brothers center lock disc QR
- Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL
- Spokes: Sapim CX Ray
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Lacing: 3 cross front / 2 cross rear

Destination: Marin, CA




Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL Fat Bike Wheel Build Specials Through August 31


Now through August 31, when we anticipate our first delivery of Rohloff's new fat bike-specific SPEEDHUB XL internal gear hubs, Cycle Monkey is offering specials on bikes and wheels built around these hubsDetails on wheelset specials can be found below. Details for complete bike packages can be found here.

Rims are available in carbon fiber or aluminum in widths from 50-100mm for trail or sand/snow use. Wheels can be set up with tubes or tubeless using tires from Vee Rubber, Surly, and 45NRTH. All wheels are built to Cycle Monkey's exacting in-house standards and come with our standard two-year guarantee on craftsmanship.



During our pre-sale, receive 10% off bike and wheel packages. In addition to this special pricing, existing SPEEDHUB owners can trade in their Rohloff hubs for $700 in credit towards a complete bike or new wheelset. With the anticipated late August delivery date for the new SPEEDHUB, we expect to start shipping wheels by the middle of September.

Wheelsets starting at $2,379


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fatbike: Sarma Naran 80 Carbon Rims to Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL and Hope Fatsno Hubs

Carbon fatbike trail wheelset

- Intended use: Fatbiking, mountain biking, trail riding
- Features: Extra-wide rims for traction and comfort, Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL provides reliable shifting in all conditions
- Recommended rider weight: < 250 pounds
- Wheel size: 26"

Wheel build details

- Rims: Sarma Naran 80 (80mm)
- Front hub: Hope Fatsno 150
- Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL
- Spokes: Sapim CX Ray
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Lacing: 3 cross front / 2 cross rear

Destination: Cycle Monkey Local Demo



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mountain: Carbon Rims to DT Swiss 240s Hubs

1x11 speed carbon mountain bike wheelset

- Intended use: Mountain biking, trail riding
- Features: Lightweight carbon rims, XD driver for 1x11 drivetrain
- Recommended rider weight: < 200 pounds
- Wheel size: 29"

Wheel build details

- Rims: Imported carbon 29"
- Front hub: DT 240s
- Rear hub: DT 240s with XD driver
- Spokes: Sapim Race
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Lacing: 3 cross front / 3 cross rear

Destination: Berkeley, CA






Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Touring: Velocity Dually rims on Rohloff and Schmidt Hubs

Wide, comfortable off-road touring wheelset

- Intended use: Off-road touring, commuting, trail riding
- Features: Extra-wide rims for traction and comfort, Rohloff SPEEDHUB provides reliable shifting in all conditions, Schmidt hub offers bright battery-free lighting
- Recommended rider weight: < 250 pounds
- Wheel size: 29"

Wheel build details

- Rims: Velocity Dually
- Front hub: Schmidt Son 28
- Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB
- Spokes: Sapim Race
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Lacing: 3 cross front / 2 cross rear

Destination: Seattle, WA


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mountain: Velocity Blunt 35 rims on Surly New Hubs

Singlespeed mountain bike wheelset

- Intended use: Singlespeed mountain biking
- Features: U.S. made rims and freewheel; wide rims provide traction.
- Recommended rider weight: < 200 pounds
- Wheel size: 29"

Wheel build details

- Rims: Velocity Blunt 35
- Front hub: Surly New
- Rear hub: Surly New
- Spokes: Sapim Race
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Lacing: 3 cross front / 3 cross rear

Destination: South Carolina




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fatbike: Surly Marge Lite rims on Shimano Alfine and Nexus hubs

Fatbike commuter wheelset with generator hub

- Intended use: Fatbiking, commuting, trail riding
- Features: Front hub provides battery free lighting, rear hub features three speed internal gear hub
- Recommended rider weight: < 215 pounds
- Wheel size: 26"

Wheel build details

- Rims: Surly Marge Lite 26"
- Front hub: Shimano Alfine Dynamo disc
- Rear hub: Shimano Nexus 3 speed disc
- Spokes: Sapim Race
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Lacing: 3 cross front / 3 cross rear

Destination: Berkeley, CA