Gwen from the Belgium ordered a pair of wheels for his new Kona Jake the Snake. We opted for H Plus Son SL42 rims, Hope hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes. It was featured on the Kona Facebook page too which was great. Here is Gwen’s report:
Hi Jonathan, Ben and Darren,
Sorry it took so long to send you guys a picture of the wheels, the bike I originally ordered kept being delayed so I cancelled the Cannondale and got a Kona Jake the Snake instead. Not a bad move I must admit, bike looks stunning (thanks to your wheels).
The wheels passed the first true test with flying colours. I took them for a 2 ½ hour ride including a bad stretch of cobbles near my house, some serious off road bashing and the infamous Bosberg of the tour of Flanders. No matter what the terrain, they ran like dream.
On the commute to work this morning same story, once you get them up to speed they just keep going so the urban jungle of Brussels wasn’t a problem at al. And then there is that divine rattling sound from the Hope hubs…
It’s a very comfortable wheelset, despite being built around a set of 42mm high rims. Very stiff, responsive and smooth rolling. In short the wheels far exceed my abilities as a rider and they definitely look the part, they compliment the bike making it look fantastic.
So once again, thank you very much for the expert advice before and during the build and providing me with a high quality set of wheels at a fair price.
I’ll recommend you guys to anyone looking for any kind of custom built wheels.