Bicycle Wheels

Dave Thomas didn't earn a 4.94 out of 5 rating on mtbr.com by guessing what people wanted. He didn't get literally hundreds of positive reviews of his custom bike wheels by guessing at what might work for bicycle riders of differing sizes, weights, styles, preferences and all kinds of bikes. He built his reputation by talking to his clients. Asking questions. Listening. You don't get—and won't find—this level of customer service anywhere else. Call Dave at 800-275-5031 and get some awesome customized bike wheels. The whole process will surprise you and the wheels will blow your mind.

Hubs for Custom Bike Wheels

Chris King ISO

Custom Build a Wheel with Chris King Hubs

Custom Build a Wheel with Chris King Hubs

Options

Front
9 mm QR
15 mm QR
20 mm

Rear
10 mm QR
142 mm x 12 mm

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight (Front)
9 and 15 mm - 171 gm
20 mm - 211 gm

Weight (rear)
336 gm

Colors Black, Red, Blue, Pewter, Green, Gold, Violet, Mango, Silver

Dave Says

Innovative design and quality construction will make these hubs last forever with proper maintenance.
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Complete Wheel Price

Stan's or Velocity Rims
Front, 9 or 15 mm $350
Front, 20 mm $355
Rear $499
Nox Carbon Rims
Front, 9 or 15 mm $730
Front, 20 mm $735
Rear $879
Enve Carbon Rims
Front, 9 or 15 mm $995
Front, 20 mm $1000
Rear $1144

DT Swiss 350

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs



Options

Front
9 mm QR
15 mm QR

Rear
10 mm QR
142 mm x 12 mm

Specs

Spokes 32

Rotor Connection
6 Bolt (6B) or Centerlock (Cl)

Weight (Front)
9 mm 6B - 172 gm
9 mm Cl - 141 gm
15 mm 6B - 172 gm
15 mm Cl - 136 gm

Weight (rear)
10 mm 6B - 302 gm
10 mm Cl - 268 gm
12 mm 6B - 302 gm
12 mm Cl - 268 gm

Color Black

Dave Says

DT is the only hub other than Shimano that offers compatibility with the centerlock disc interface.
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Complete Wheel Price

Stan's or Velocity Rims
Front, 6B $263
Front, Cl $268
Rear $350
Nox carbon Rims
Front, 6B $643
Front, Cl $648
Rear $730
Enve Carbon Rims
Front, 6B $968
Front, Cl $913
Rear $995

DT Swiss 240s

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Options

Front
9 mm QR

Rear
10 mm QR
142 mm x 10 mm

Specs

Spokes 32

Rotor Connection
6 Bolt (6B), Centerlock (Cl) or both

Weight (Front)
9 mm 6B - 148 gm
9 mm Cl - 138 gm
15 mm both - 142 gm

Weight (rear)
10 mm 6B - 245 gm
10 mm Cl - 235 gm
142 x 10mm - 6B - 245 gm

Color Black

Complete Wheel Price

Stan's or Velocity Rims
Front, 6B or Cl $350
Front, 6B/Cl (both) $360
Rear $480
Nox Carbon Rims
Front, 6B or Cl $730
Front, 6B/Cl (both) $740
Rear $860
Enve Carbon Rims
Front, 6B or Cl $995
Front, 6B/Cl (both) $1005
Rear $1125

Industry 9 Torch

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Options

Front
9 mm QR
15 mm
20 mm

Rear
10 mm QR
142 mm x 12 mm

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight (Front)
9 mm - 152 gm
15 mm - 150 gm
20 mm - 145 gm

Weight (rear)
10 mm - 275 gm
12 mm - 270 gm

Colors Black, Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Violet, Orange, Silver

Dave Says

Weight, appearance, strength, ratcheting speed and smoothness, the Torch has them covered.
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Complete Wheel Price

Stan's or Velocity Rims
Front $330
Rear $460
Nox Carbon Rims
Front $710
Rear $840
Enve Carbon Rims
Front $975
Rear $1105

Stan's NOTUBES 3.30

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Options

Front
9 mm QR
15 mm

Rear
10 mm QR
142 mm x 12 mm

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight (Front)
9 mm - 158 gm
15 mm - 142 gm

Weight (rear)
10 mm - 277 gm
12 mm - 268 gm

Color Black

Dave Says

The hubs can be purchased, or retro fitted with most axle types, and are a lightweight bargain at the price.
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Complete Wheel Price

Stan's or Velocity Rims
Front $275
Rear $335
Nox Carbon Rim
Front $655
Rear $715
Enve Carbon Rim
Front $920
Rear $980

White Industries MI-6

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Custom Build a Wheel with DT Swiss Hubs

Options

Front
9 mm QR
15 mm

Rear
10 mm QR
142 mm x 12 mm

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight (Front)
9 and 15 mm - 195 gm

Weight (rear)
10 mm - 350 gm
12 mm - 368 gm

Colors Black, Silver

Dave Says

Polished to a bright luster or anodized to a deep black finish, the good looks and performance are a great value for the price.
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Complete Wheel Price

Stan's or Velocity Rims
Front $285
Rear $349
Nox Carbon Rims
Front $665
Rear $740
Enve Carbon Rims
Front $930
Rear $1045

 

Rims for Custom Bike Wheels

Enve Composites XC

Enve AM Rim for your Custom Built Bicycle Wheel

 

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 28 or 32

Weight
26" - 350 gm
650b - 365 gm
29" - 385 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
18 mm / 24 mm

Color Black

Dave Says

A composite rim that's strong and stiff but still has a vibration damping effect.
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Enve Composites AM

Enve AM Rim for your Custom Built Bicycle Wheel

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight
26" - 395 gm
650b - 420 gm
29" - 445 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
24 mm / 30 mm

Color Black

Nox Composites XCR-29

Enve AM Rim for your Custom Built Bicycle Wheel

 

Options

29"

Specs

Spokes32

Weight
385 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
23 mm / 30 mm

Color Black

Dave Says

Nox Composites delivers the latest effort to maximize weight, width, strength, and stiffness at the most reasonable cost possible.
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Nox Composites AM-275

Enve AM Rim for your Custom Built Bicycle Wheel

 

Options

650b

Specs

Spokes32

Weight
410 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
27 mm / 35 mm

Color Black

Stan's NOTUBES Crest

Stan's NoTubes Black Crest Rim for Custom Bike Wheels
Stan's NoTubes White Crest Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight (Black)
26" - 340 gm
650b - 365 gm
29" - 385 gm

Weight (White)
26" - 360 gm
650b - 385 gm
29" - 405 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
21 mm / 24 mm

Colors Black, White

Dave Says

The latest standard of bead-hook technology. A maximally compact sidewall designed to grip the tire from the very hard portion of the bead, allowing the tire to flex throughout the entire fabric giving the tire more floatation and stability over uneven rocky terrain.
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Stan's NOTUBES Arch EX

Stan's NoTubes Black Crest Rim for Custom Bike Wheels
Stan's NoTubes White Crest Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight (Black)
26" - 420 gm
650b - 440 gm
29" - 470 gm

Weight (White)
26" - 440 gm
650b - 460 gm
29" - 490 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
21 mm / 24 mm

Colors Black, White

 

Stan's NOTUBES Flow EX

Stan's NoTubes Black Crest Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight (Black)
26" - 500 gm
650b - 520 gm
29" - 550 gm

Weight (White)
26" - 520 gm
650b - 545 gm
29" - 570 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
25.5 mm / 29 mm

Colors Black, White

 

Velocity Blunt SL

Velocity Blunt SL Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

 

 

 

 

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight
26" - 380 gm
650b - 400 gm
29" - 420 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
20 / 25 mm

Colors Black, White, Silver, Anodized Red, Anodized Blue, Anodized Green and Anodized Purple

Dave Says

The reliability factor of Velocity rims has proven second to none, and they're made in the USA.
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Velocity Blunt

Velocity Blunt Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

 

 

 

 

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight
26" - 420 gm
650b - 440 gm
29" - 460 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
23 / 28 mm

Colors Black, White, Silver, Anodized Red, Anodized Blue, Anodized Green and Anodized Purple

 

Velocity Blunt 35

Velocity Blunt Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Spokes 32

Weight
26" - 540 gm
650b - 570 gm
29" - 600 gm

Rim Width (inner/Outer)
30 / 35 mm

Colors Black, White, Silver, Anodized Red, Anodized Blue, Anodized Green and Anodized Purple

 

 

Spokes for Custom Bike Wheels

Sapim of Belgium Laser, D-Light, Race, Strong

Stan's NoTubes Black Crest Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Laser Weight
26" - 4.4 gm
650b - 4.6 gm
29" - 4.8 gm

D-Light Weight
26" - 5 gm
650b - 5.2 gm
29" - 5.4 gm

Race Weight
26" - 5.7 gm
650b - 5.9 gm
29" - 6.1 gm

Strong Weight
26" - 7.6 gm
650b - 7.8 gm
29" - 8 gm

Colors Black, Silver

Dave Says

We have experienced complete reliability and performance with Sapim, when the spokes are fitted correctly to rims and hubs…
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Wheelsmith Spokes

Velocity Blunt SL Rim for Custom Bike Wheels

Options

26"
650b
29"

Specs

Weight
26" - 5 gm
650b - 5.2 gm
29" - 5.4 gm

Colors Black, Silver

Dave Says

Very reliable and they're the only butted spokes made in the U.S., allowing us to offer a completely "Made in USA" wheelset.
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How Do I Order?

Call or E-mail Dave

Call Dave or send an email to let him know you're interested.

Talk It Out

When you talk to Dave, he'll get the full rundown of your riding style, weight and budget. You send him a check or money order and you are on your way to two-wheeled glory.

Pedal, Pedal, Pedal

Turn around time is usually about a week. After they arrive all you have to do is put on the tires and go!

Why Choose Custom

Stronger. Stay true longer. Style/customization options. Hand built in the U.S. by someone who takes pride in their work, not assembled in a sweat shop. Custom doesn't always mean more expensive. A professional wheel builder considers cost, weight, strength, durability, aerodynamics, rider weight and riding style to make a cost-effective set of wheels that will outperform any stock wheels available. Dave uses a wide variety of hubs, rims, and spokes that can be mixed in almost endless combinations for your perfect custom wheels.

Why Dave's Wheels

Experience, expertise, knowledge. Unique lacing pattern. Expert in determining lacing patterns, spoke count and spoke tension based on the rider's weight and intended use. Turn around time. Makes sure you will get the exact wheel you need. Does not oversell. Quick turn around, good price, great wheels. We don't even need to point out a few good reviews, all you have to do is search for Dave Thomas wheel builder, Dave's Wheels, or Speed Dream Wheels. But we do love this quote: "Dave's knowledge is off the hook and he is a superb gentleman to deal with." ~ jeffj on mtbr.com

Other Services

Rebuilds

Do your wheels need some work and you're not ready to spring for new ones? Give me a call, I'll tell you what I can do and give you a quote.

Road Wheels

I also build custom road bike wheels ready for race day or daily training. Call me for a free personal consultation and quote.

Leftys

Need a custom wheel for your Cannondale Lefty? I build them with the same quality and craftsmanship as all my other wheels.

An excellent and durable custom wheel depends on the skill of the wheel builder and the quality of the components. As a client you should do research, read reviews and find a craftsman with a record of excellence.