Building the best e-bike wheels

Building the best e-bike wheels

E-bike wheels: component guide Building the best e-bike wheels The modern eMTB. Capable, powerful, and if we’re honest, somewhat heavyset most of the time. While building up a sub-1200g XC wheelset is certainly impressive, selecting the most robust and reliable...
Brass vs Alloy Nipples

Brass vs Alloy Nipples

Brass Vs Alloy Nipples What’s the difference between brass and alloy nipples? Why are there two material types, and which one is better?! It’s a question as old as time, or at least as old as the bike wheel. Because every wheel we build at NOBL is fully custom, we...
Microspline on a Road Hub?!

Microspline on a Road Hub?!

Microspline on a road Hub?! With Shimano’s release of their new gravel-oriented GRX 12 speed groupset, a lot of riders may be asking themselves “Do I really need to run a Microspline cassette on my new gravel wheels?”. The answer could be yes.  The new...
End of Season Wheel Care

End of Season Wheel Care

Treat your Bike After a long season of riding, we always encourage customers to do a full inspection of their wheels to address any potential concerns, and ensure they’ll be ready to roll at full speed next season. Moving parts such as bearings and freehubs are prone...

Shimano XTR M9100 Test

I’ve been a big fan of SRAM’s drivetrain components since they released the XX1 10-42t group. The pricing was steep but the weight, reliability, longevity and performance of their top tier group has kept me coming back year over year. Yes, there have been some issues,...