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
Just received my wheels about a week ago. Took them out of the box and raced the state crit. Rode like a dream, they were true, stiff and built exactly as we discussed. Lead out times were spot on, service was great. Now I am looking at ideas for a second set!
CK hubs, 24/28 sapim spokes with Pacenti rims. Loooove the ride.