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.
November 12, 2016
I purchased a set of Reynolds DV46C's with a PowerTap wireless 2.4 in March of 08. It's now 11/1/08 and the wheels are still running perfectly true after 6,000+ miles...no issues. My riding partner has the same wheels with the same miles and no issue with his either. If you want a bombproof FAST carbon wheelset that can be used daily, this is a great choice. The PowerTap has worked perfectly as well. I will definitely purchase any future wheels from Pro Wheel Builder. Richard was very helpful and provided great service.