Everyone has different ways of judging the end of summer. It could be the official date we find in the calendar, maybe the first snowfall of the year or by the changing leaves and crisp nights. At the WMD bunker I know the sunny season has ended because the summer wreath has been taken off the front door and replaced by the fall wreath. The Wife of Mass Destruction has a full collection of wreaths for every season and holiday you can imagine. No matter how you determine the end of summer it still sucks, unless you like to ski, which I don’t.

Fall is still a week away and there’s still plenty of good riding time left, but I’m already starting to think about and prepare for next season. This winter I’ll be busy adding a full line of Mountain Bike and dedicated Cyclo-cross wheels to my line up. It takes me months to photograph and edit photos, build the pages for the site, and get the first component orders together. I’ll have 29′er, 27.5 and 26 inch MTB wheels with the option of Chris king or WMD hubs and carbon or alloy rims. I’ll post more info in a few weeks with pictures, specs and prices.

Below are Chris King MTB ISO Mango hubs. These will be laced to a set of 30mm wide, tubeless compatible, carbon rims.10615361_10152231536716105_7297327531482507680_nMy carbon Cycle-cross wheels will be built on a wide tubular, disc only rim laced to a set of R45 Disc hubs (135mm rear spacing).  This will be a dedicated CX wheel set, built to withstand rough riders and rougher terrain. I’ll also have a wide alloy clincher version.


Full view of the CX front wheel (weighs in at 710g).


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