What We Ride – Van Can’s Knolly Chilcotin 170 Bike Check

What We Ride – Van Can’s Knolly Chilcotin 170 Bike Check

Van Can’s Knolly CHilcotin This is a big update for the Knolly Chilcotin and to celebrate I put some pretty fun parts on. To add some extra bling, I’m running a 50mm titanium 5Dev Stem and 167.5mm titanium 5Dev cranks. I also went with GX transmission because,...
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...
What We Ride – Rachel’s Yeti ARC Bike Check

What We Ride – Rachel’s Yeti ARC Bike Check

Rachel’s 2023 Yeti ARC Typically, I ride a bike from my husband’s collection, but found that shredding the roads and gentle walking trails within a 15km radius of my house doesn’t work when perched on an oversized frame set up for cross-country racing. Happy to...
On Our Way – VIBC

On Our Way – VIBC

Getting to Know the Van Island BikePacKing Collective In July, we joined NOBL ambassador Kelton Doraty and a lively bunch of riders at Ruckle Park on the idyllic Salt Spring Island to get a first-hand taste for the community he has created with the Vancouver Island...
NOBL G2 – The Next Generation

NOBL G2 – The Next Generation

Introducing NOBL G2 Rims Elevating Performance & Style   Our Generation 2 rims are the best-looking and toughest products we’ve ever made and retain the exceptional quality and ride feel our customers have come to love.   As of August 2023, all new NOBL...
BERD Spokes: A Quick Buyer’s Guide

BERD Spokes: A Quick Buyer’s Guide

Are you in the market for new spokes for your bike wheels? BERD spokes might be the right choice for you, but it’s essential to evaluate if they align with your cycling preferences and needs. Below, we’ve summarized some considerations to help you...
What We Ride – Macky’s Custom Niner RKT Bike Check

What We Ride – Macky’s Custom Niner RKT Bike Check

Macky’s NINER RKT Bike Check My goal with this bike was to create the perfect bike for BC Bike Race and Downieville. I wanted something that was light and climbed well but could also handle rough, high-speed descents.  With these things in mind, I opted for a...
What We Ride – Van Can’s Knolly Chilcotin Bike Check

What We Ride – Van Can’s Knolly Chilcotin Bike Check

Van Can’s Knolly CHilcotin I’m on the Chilcotin 167, which is a big, slack bike born to ride the North Shore! It loves to romp and so do I. I’ll ride most things, but I love a good shuttle or park day. Crankset + Pedals Crankset: 5DEV Enduro,...
Mark Matthews Joins NOBL

Mark Matthews Joins NOBL

Mark Matthews Joins NOBL When Mark Matthews reached out with an opportunity to build up some custom hoops for his new Marin prototype DH bike, we simply couldn’t say no. Mark hails from the Comox Valley where NOBL HQ is located, and he’s become a household name around...
What We Ride – Trevor’s Allied Bike Check

What We Ride – Trevor’s Allied Bike Check

Trevor’s Allied BC40 Bike Check In seeking the ultimate BC marathon race build, I constantly tweaked the parts specs until arriving at what you see before you. For me, this was the best blend of weight and performance in a sleek package. I started the build with...
What We Ride – Roxy Lapierre Bike Check

What We Ride – Roxy Lapierre Bike Check

Roxy’s Lapierre XR 7.9 I chose the Lapierre XR because it is exactly the light, full-suspension XCO bike that I have been dreaming of since I started riding! I am a full-time coach and for both my own daily riding and coaching riders at all levels, I enjoy...
An Ode To Spring Riding

An Ode To Spring Riding

An Ode To Spring Riding Something special happens to trails in the Pacific Northwest as the seasons turn to Spring. Slick rocks and root clusters become friendlier, flat corners suddenly inspire confidence inspiring, and muddy singletrack dries up to reveal a bed of...