Greetings Pro Wheel Builder dot com I tried out my new wheels today on the New Mexico Velo Sport Saturday Team ride. We went from Albuquerque, to Bernalillo, to Placitas, up over the dirt/rocky road (8-miles) up to ~9000 ft above the Sandia Peak Ski Area, descended down (pavement) back to Tijeras, and then returned to Albuquerque [70+ miles]. The wheels are straight & true like brand new after a thorough test out. Thanks for your attention and professional assembly of a very fine and enjoyable wheel set. Sincerely, JSR
August 29, 2012
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.