Wheel House & Cycle Monkey

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Commuting: Rohloff SPEEDHUB and Schmidt SON28 dynamo on Velocity Dyad rims

Rohloff SPEEDHUB and Schmidt SON28 dynamo on Velocity Dyad rims
   Intended use: Commuting and Touring
   Features: Self contained Rohloff SPEEDHUB 14-speed internally geared hub with belt drive sprocket and efficient SON28 dynamo hub built onto tough and durable rims for every day riding.
   Recommended rider weight: <175lbs
   Wheel Size: 700c

Wheel build details
   Rims: Velocity Dyad, 32 hole polished silver
   Front hub: Schmidt SON28 dynamo polished silver
   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14, 32 hole polished silver
   Spokes: SAPIM Laser
   Nipples: SAPIM brass
   Lacing: 3x front // 2x rear
   Extras: Gates Carbon Drive CDX belt sprocket, Schwalbe rim liners

Destination: Waterford Cycles, Waterford, Wisconsin


  1. less than 175 lbs? why?

    I have a SON 28 with 28H DeepVs, been reliable since 2007, I weigh 270. Maybe people just need to do a better job avoiding potholes, I dunno.

  2. Mainly due to the use of the thin Laser spokes. The recommend weight is a little conservative, but the wheels start to feel a little soft under heavier riders with these spokes. With thicker spokes, the same wheels would work fine for a much heavier rider.