As you know, bicycle and wheel technology have developed considerably over the last few years: the increasing use of materials such as carbon-fibre, different aluminium alloys, titanium and stainless steel, means you continually need to update your wheel building skills. Lighter wheels and lightweight bikes create new demands. Twenty-one speed gearing and disc brakes has affected wheel geometry and added to material fatigue.
Sapim Research and Development Department is able to offer you advice on wheel building which conforms with Product Liability and Customer Safety Regulations. This check list was prepared with the assistance of professional mechanics working in MTB and Road racing.