Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Epic Wheels Come From Epic Wheel Works!

After some riding it became clear that the wheels on the GT3 needed a rebuild. The rims were single wall and just not "doing it" for me. After picking up a set of three CR-18 16" double wall rims, it was time to have the wheels rebuilt, and done up right. Enter Jude from Epic Wheel Works in SE Portland.

I have to give credit where credit is due, and it's due to Jude at Epic. Building small wheels comes with challenges. Two of these GT3 wheels are built around Sturmey Archer drum hubs that have no axles - the axles are a part of the trike kingpin. So the build is definitely different that your typical hub. I had decided with Jude's help to go with some sweet red spokes to set off the black rims and silver hubs. The bonus is that the spokes are a near exact match for the Greenspeed red.

Well, I was immediately impressed upon seeing the new wheels. It was clear that if they rode half as good as they looked I would be very pleased. After an initial test ride I can say they ride GREAT. They look incredible and really have added to the trikes "bling" factor. These are some stiff wheels and I  cannot wait to see them put through the paces.

If you are in the Portland area and in need of a set of wheels - either a rebuild of your old and tired ones or a new custom setup - check out Epic Wheel Works!  Fine work indeed!

1 comment:

  1. Nice bling! And functional to boot :)

    Do you know what make/model those spokes are?