Fat Tire Farm-Portland's Premier Mountain Bike Shop

The Pacific Northwest's Premiere Mountain Bike Shop

Fat Tire Farm is the premiere mountain bike shop in the Pacific Northwest.

We carry Santa Cruz, Yeti, Ibis, Juliana, Devinci, Deity, Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Kona, Pivot and Salsa. 

The Farm has expert mechanics who can service and repair any bike, or build the custom bike of your dreams.

Dialed - Mike's White Industries/H Plus Son TB14 Wheelset

Just built up a beautiful wheelset for a friend's cyclocross bike.  He went with H Plus Son TB14 rims and White Industries H2/H3 road hubs. A modern take on the classic box-section wheelset.  The rims are double-walled with double eyelets for strength.  Unlike box-sections of yore, these have machined side-walls for even, powerful braking.  The wider box section (23mm) will give a cross tire a nice wide footprint.  Mike keeps it classy with an all silver build--DT Comp spokes and brass nipples.

There are some really nice details here.  The hub has a titanium freehub body which is almost as light as aluminum, but won't notch like the softer metal will.

Check out the Ambrosio-style counter weight in the form of a valve badge.  This bit is used to offset the weight imbalance created by the rim weld on the opposite side of the wheel.  The weld by the way is beautiful--you can hardly see it.

Double-eyelets make for an easier and stronger wheel-build, and if you want to use alloy nipples, you don't run the risk of them fusing to the rim.

I've got serious wheel-envy after building these and anticipate adding a set to my quiver soon.