I just spent the weekend riding on my new wheels(Dt Swiss RR585 rims/ Chris King R45 hubs). Wow, it was like being on a different bike. The wheels rode smoother and were stiffer than the set that they replaced(Fulcrum Racing 1), and cost $300 less! I am sold, will be ordering from you guys from now on.
April 21, 2013
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.