• Why hub gear wheel builds are the way forward 26 February 2016 | View comments

  • Physical exercise has become a significant talking point among the majority of the population in recent years and we here at Practical Cycles couldn't be happier about this. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical and one way you can help this is by cycling more - particularly when you do so on cargo bikes like the ones that we are helping to popularise here in the UK!

    While there are a number of different elements that go into a bicycle's construction, one of the most important will always be the wheel.


    All that you need to know about hub gear wheel builds

    Hub gear wheel builds are very popular choices when it comes to building wheels. Of course, the way we go about the process here at Practical Cycles will differ depending on the bike itself, but hub gear wheel builds are particularly notable, alongside dynamos and drum brakes. They differ from derailleur gears in that the gears and such are concealed in a shell as opposed to being exposed.

    This wheel build type provides quite a few benefits that will most likely have you looking towards using this method as a way of constructing your bike. One of the main positives is that there is less maintenance involved, which isn't surprising given that everything is sealed and therefore the gears won't be able to get dirty from any outside forces.

    As they don't have to endure the elements, hub gears mean that your gears are protected from any water or dust. Thus, the chances of damage are greatly reduced. All of this means that going with the hub gear method of wheel building could save you quite a bit of money in the long run.

    Practical Cycles is the place to be for wheel building

    The best thing that we can offer you here at Practical Cycles is quality service, so that you are guaranteed to leave us with a smile on your face. Becoming a healthier person is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your body and we are proud to be a part of that through providing the wheel building service that we do. We may be a small business, but our work can have a big impact.

    If you are interested in a hub gear wheel build for your own cargo bike, or any of the other services that we provide here at Practical Cycles, please don't hesitate to get in touch so that we can be of assistance.


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