I just used them in October to build a set of road wheels (Velocity Aeroheads, Sapim Race, White Industries hubs and USE Spinsticks). I asked for 24 front 2x and 28 rear 2x and they built them as specified. They advised about 2 weeks before shipping, and they arrived in good order in two weeks. They appear to be built well and have remained true (for the two months I have been riding on them). Would I use them again, YES.
January 12, 2009
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.