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    online source for Alfine 11 wheel

    Anyone know of a place to get an Alfine 11 wheel built up online? None of my LBS are places where I'd get a wheel built so I'm limited to online. Can't seem to find a source for an 11 speed Alfine hub built up with my choice of rim. Any custom builders online deal with these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz View Post
    That's how I did mine, before I learned how to lace wheels. It ended up being REALLY expensive, since you can't use the 15% coupon on any of the wheel components when you use their on-line wheel builder. I ended up paying full retail for all spokes, nips, rims, and hubs, which all added up very quickly, then about $40 labor or so. Also, the custom wheelsets don't qualify for free shipping, so it ended up being a few hundred dollars more than if I just did it myself.

    They did a great job building my wheels though, no complaints there, just the cost of paying someone else to do the thing, and full retail pricing really hit my wallet hard.

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    online source for Alfine 11 wheel

    Email or call Steve at SRLPE. He is building me an Alfine 8 wheel now and has done 3 other wheelsets for me. Super good, experienced wheel builder, great prices, way easy to work with. Very conscientious and detail-oriented.

    All my wheels from him are bombproof. I bought the Alfine 8 hub online from Modern Bike (at a great price) and had them send it straight to Steve. It will be paired with a WTB i23 29er rim.

    Steve goes as 4Slomo on MTBR and is a seasoned voice in the Wheels and Tires forum.

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