Amazing wheels, great price, and incredible customer service. Could not be happier with my purchase of HED Belgiums with Chris King hubs. I am a 23mm rim convert now. Comfort and handling are greatly improved and the wheels truly are faster. At 3000 miles now the wheels have been virtually bombproof and that is for a bigger guy that rides aggressively. That being said NO wheel is designed to handle the crash I had yesterday. Now PWB is replacing my rear rim at a discount with no charge for other parts or labor. Cannot recommend PWB enough. I will continue to buy my wheels from them.
September 03, 2013
I can't say enough good things about PWB. My road bike gets daily abuse on a long, hilly commute over bad roads and gravel trails. I was looking for something that was light enough to climb well, tough enough for gravel, and precise enough to handle long descents through mountain switchbacks. The ride has chewed up two stock Bontrager wheelsets and even a set of Mavics. Local wheelbuilders weren't able to quote me anything they thought would work for less than a grand.
I considered a wide range of rims, hubs, and wheelbuilders before Debra at PWB suggested I take a look at the Ventus Premium wheelset. Watching a YouTube video of them bombing down trails gave me confidence that they might fit the bill. I'm glad I took her advice. They are light, responsive, and hold true even after a few months on gravel, and the custom red hubs look really sharp to boot.