Bicycle wheel building courses
There’s something satisfying about riding a set of wheels you’ve created yourself, especially when they’re substantially stronger than factory built wheels (or rushed hand built wheels..) Some (including me!) find wheel building quite therapeutic. A 1:1 wheel building course will give you the knowledge & practical skills to build your own.
We’ll advise you on components that suit your riding style. We’re happy to source components you need as part of the service and Sapim spokes are in stock in the common sizes so no need to stress about working out spoke lengths. There’s a lot of discussion about who makes the best spokes. Sapim seem to be one of the lightest & strongest brands, with sensible prices. If you just want to learn, we can supply practice components. You’re also welcome to bring your own parts if you already have them.
No need to worry about making mistakes, you’ll be expertly guided every step of the way. You only get to leave when we’re happy with the final product! Wheel building courses are more commonly booked as 1:1 days as customers generally feel they will need focused attention, but attending with a friend (1:2) has also worked well and lowers the cost per person.
1:1 – from £175
1:2 (book as a pair) – from £225 (total)
Booking a Wheel Building Course
Book your tuition using the form below. Select a date & pay by card (with or without a PayPal account).
Alternatively phone or email to book and pay by online bank transfer if you prefer. Please get in touch if you need any info that’s not on the site.
If DIY isn’t your thing and you want a no compromise wheel-building service, see the pro wheel building page for info.