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We use the 700C Ryde Sputniks on our Skyelander Rohloff. They are a well proven tough touring rims and well suited to the Rohloff hub.


We have chosen the 36 hole for increased strength. We use particular spokes specified by Rohloff for the Speedhub along with specific lacing, as well as brass nipples (we use brass nipples on all of our wheels).

Up front we fit Shimano LX 36 hole hubs - they have excellent sealing, they’re serviceable and have a steel axle for increased strength under loaded panniers.

Around-the-world cyclist Alastair Humphreys' ( biggest mechanical issue was broken spokes under the weight of the rear load – a strong rim helps minimise the stress on the spokes, and the Ryde Andra 30 is one of the strongest out there.

All of our wheels are handbuilt in Sussex. Wheels hand built by an experienced builder can significantly increase its strength versus those machine built. 

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