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.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Road / Cyclocross / Gravel: 700c Velocity Aileron w/ Rohloff

Road / Cyclocross / Gravel
 Intended use: Monster Cross or Drop Bar Adventure  Bike
    Features: Can be used with 23-28c road tires or large
      volume gravel and cyclocross tires. Tubeless ready;
      extremely low maintenance drivetrain.
   Recommended rider weight: < 200lbs
   Wheel Size: 700c

Wheel build details
   Rims: Velocity Aileron 700c, custom red anodize
   Front hub: White Industries XMR 15Q, 32H red
   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14, 32H red
   Spokes: DT Comp, silver
   Nipples: DT Brass, silver
   Lacing: front: 3 Cross // rear: 2 Cross
   Extras: Custom anodizing of rims to match hubs


Destination: Des Moines, Iowa

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cross Country: Velocity Blunt SS + White Indutries

Rims, Wheelset
X-Country Wheelset

Intended use: XC
Features: Wide and low profile for added strength, I-beam bead hook maximizes the internal rim width for optimum tubeless tire performance, translating to fewer tire burps at lower PSI. The advanced spoke bed design allows for higher tensioning
Recommended rider weight: 200lbs
Wheel Size: 29"

Wheel build details:
Rims:Velocity, Blunt SS 29",  Black
Front hub: White Industries CLD F, 28H green
Rear hub: White Industries CLD R, 36H green
Spokes: Race, Black + Washer
Nipples: Brass, Black + Washer
Lacing: Front: 3 Cross // Rear: 3 Cross

Destination: Bay Area Local

Friday, January 22, 2016

Road / Commuting / Single Speed: 700c Velocity Fusion

Commuting / Road Wheelset

Intended use: Road / Commuting
Features: Robust road rims with semi-aero profile
Recommended rider weight: 200lbs
Wheel Size: 700c

Wheel build details:

Rims: Velocity Fusion
Front hub: Suzue F, 32H
Rear hub: Suzue R Freewheel, 32H
Nipples: Chrome-plated brass
Lacing: Front: 3 Cross // Rear: 3 Cross

Destination: Berkeley, CA

Friday, January 15, 2016

Commuting/Touring: Velocity Dyad with Shutter Precision Dynamo and Rohloff

Velocity Rims, Disk brakes, Rohloff Speed Hub, Dynamo Shutter Precision PD8, internal gear shifting, touring wheels,
Commuting/Light duty touring wheelset

Intended use: Touring
Features: Generator hub provides battery-free lighting and  electronic device charging; Rohloff SPEEDHUB internal gear  hub provides reliable shifting for daily transportation use
Recommended rider weight: 200lbs
Wheel Size: 700c

Wheel build details:

Rims: Velocity Dyad, Black NMSW
Front hub: Dynamo -Shutter Precision PD-8, 32H
Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14, 32H red
Spokes: Race, Black
Nipples: Brass, Black
Lacing: Front: 3 Cross // Rear: 2 Cross
Extras: Schwalbe rim liner, 160 / 180 rotor

Destination: West Hartford, Connecticut