Our wheelsets are truly, fully hand-built in #sweetsussex and specifically selected for the individual rider, purpose and matched to their bike. Not to be confused with other brands who produce phony machine-built wheels with cheap components, we build lightweight, strong, racing wheels by hand for road, mountain-bike, gravel, ‘cross and TT. We also build heavy-duty wheels for stronger, bigger riders, adventure racing, touring, trans-continental, trails and enduro. We only use the finest components from trusted brands for a true handmade pair of wheels designed to carry you further, faster and for longer.
Born in Racing / Made in Sweet Sussex
Alongside our standard options listed below we're always very happy to discuss a fully bespoke wheel designed for you alone - if you feel that you require something even more special than our standard builds please get in touch using the Contact Page and we can advise on the perfect wheels for your racing, riding or adventuring!
The mile-munching wheelset with options for road, gravel and MTB
The Primo wheelset is designed as our All-Round / Winter training wheel whatever discipline you ride and whether you run discs or not. It features DT Swiss sleeved rims that are both lightweight and tubeless ready. We use double butted spokes to keep the weight and cost low but the strength high. We build these with a choice of Hope RS4/Pro4 (nice and noisy with a choice of colours) or DT Swiss 350 (quiet) hubs. These are built with 32 spokes in a 3x pattern – strong, light and reliable.
Racing wheelset with options for road, gravel, cyclo-cross and MTB
DELUX wheels are commonly built with DT welded rims which are slightly lighter and even stronger than the sleeved versions. Double butted spokes are perfect for racing, especially for off-road disciplines. Road, 'Cross, Adventure and Mountain bike versions all available with either DTSwiss 350 hubs or any colour of Hope hub. Perfect for a very strong wheel which won't break the bank.
The very best in lightweight alloy racing wheels for road, cyclo-cross, gravel and XC
The Supreme wheelset represents the very pinnacle of alloy racing wheels with options for road, cyclo-cross, gravel and XC. DT Swiss PHR style welded rims are the best quality alloy rims available. These are laced with bladed spokes which are both lighter and stronger are again the best available. Brass or alloy nipples are used depending upon riding style and to suit the rider. Hope Pro4/RS4 Hubs are tried and tested favorites and are available in most colours but we also offer an upgrade option to the lighter DT Swiss 240 hub which on average saves you 143g per pair, perfect for the road, cyclo-cross or XCO racing. Typically 24 or 32 spokes are laced 3x (dependant on usage) to build the best wheels, but other patterns are available by request.
Mechanical and Wheel-building courses the #aeightbikeco way.
We offer almost all of our #aeighttech services and many of our #aeightmanufactory builds as tutored sessions, so you can learn to build your bike, build a set of wheels or even just learn to adjust your gears, bleed your brakes or wash your bike like a pro. We offer a full bespoke custom build process which includes an initial consultation, precision building, bike sizing and a follow-up check to get your bike perfectly dialed in. Whatever you would like to learn, we can teach you so please inquire.
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If you are interested in chatting about our handbuilt wheels please get in touch below.