After a long & fruitless search for a prebuilt wheel with the specs and price I wanted, I came across PWB. In just a few minutes on their well designed website I put together a wheel with exactly what I'd been looking for, and at a good price. The wheel came nicely packaged and perfectly tuned. I've put about 1000 miles on it and am 100% satisfied. I'll be back for more!
September 13, 2018
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.