Wheel building parts suppliers

Discussion in 'Wheel Building' started by Lost Kiwi, Aug 23, 2021.


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  1. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portola Hills
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    Anyone got some supplier recommendations for wheel building parts? Looking for places that actually have stock of DT Swiss Competition spokes (black) and 14mm nipples (black brass)

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    If you haven't yet, try Universal, they're considered the go-to: https://www.universalcycles.com/
     
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  3. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    what size are you looking for?
     
  4. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portola Hills
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    294mm (14) and 295mm (42) DT Swiss Competition 2.0 / 1.8 and 14mm 2.0 (56) brass nipples to go with, all in black.
     
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  5. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portola Hills
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    They have the spokes and at what looks a good price but no nipples unfortunately.
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I generally go with Colorado Cyclist when it comes to spokes/nipples.....as you can order just what you need. Some places only sell by the box.
     
  7. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
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  8. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portola Hills
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    Colorado Cyclist show the only stock of spokes they currently have to be titanium ones. Bit over the top for what I need :D

    Thanks for the link Dan! I decided to go with these guys, but changed to Sapim race and 14mm nipples. I've always used DT but a bunch of people smarter than me say there is no difference so I may as well give them a try. Hopefully their version of "in stock" isn't a 6 week wait like the "in stock" hubs I ordered direct from a certain CA manufacturer ended up being :mad:
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Why 14mm nipples? Just curious.

    12mm are generally easier to locate.
     
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  10. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portola Hills
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    Cos I bought rims made by cheese eating surrender monkeys* and they said that is what is required.

    *Joking about the French, I actually know some top people from there. But I do hate Paris, that place is a sh!thole
     
  11. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Epic Evo
    Have you built your wheels, and if so Which do you prefer?
    As your in LA, ever ride the Gabe's?
     
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