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Pete Pelychaty Owner Of Pete's Wheels

A new set of wheels is the single best upgrade a cyclist can make. Whether by improving durability, reducing the weight of your bicycle, or increasing aerodynamics in a time trial, a good set of hand built wheels can make a huge difference in your riding experience. Pete’s Wheels offers some of the highest quality wheel components for you to choose from when building your perfect set of wheels. Even if you are just looking for the right color wheels to match your bike a professionally hand-built wheel will make you happy.

Pete’s Wheels are hand-built to the highest standards. Accuracy and uniformity of spoke tension will increase the life of your wheels. A wheel that is built of strong, high quality components can easily be damaged without uniform spoke tension. At Pete’s Wheels considerable time is spent on the tension and true of each and every wheel. Spoke tension uniformity is 5% for most wheels. Pete’s Wheels incorporates numerous building techniques to keep your wheels true for thousands of miles.

Similar to a custom built bicycle, custom built wheels are designed to meet the requirements of the rider. Variables such as rider weight, intended use, and riding environment should be considered when determining your ideal build. A 200 lb all-mountain racer will put a lot more stress on a wheel than a lightweight cross-country mountain biker. Both customers can have wheels built that will last many years.

The wheel components you see on this website have been selected based on quality and availability. These products are all from reputable manufacturers and have a history of reliability. Pete’s Wheels builds custom road, mountain and cyclocross wheels. Other types of wheels will be built as more components become available. As new components become available they will be added to the website. Pete’s Wheels also accepts some customer hubs for custom builds. Please call for special requests.