International

Australia

Defcon Cycles
Deagon, Queensland   4017
Australia
+61 413724484
info@defconcycles.com.au
www.defconcycles.com.au

Discovery Cycles
1-4 24 Florence Street
Cairns, Queensland  4870
Australia
+61 740283836
www.discoverycycles.com.au

Discovery Cycles
3/14 Mount Milman Drive
Smithfield, Queensland  4878
Australia
+61 740381186

www.discoverycycles.com.au

Jonny Sprockets Bike Shop
103 Russell St
Toowoomba, Queensland   4350
Australia
+61 417603541
www.jonnysprockets.com.au


Canada

Kootenay Mountain Works
250 Spokane St
Kimberley, British Columbia   V1A2E4
Canada
(250)427-4449 
www.kootenaymountainworks.com

Blacksmith Cycle
345 Sorauren Ave
Unit 4
Toronto, ON M6R-2G5
Canada
(416)853-9852
www.blacksmithcycle.com


Chile

Sublime Cycles
Campos #117
Rancagua, Chile
+56 9 4204 0552
Email: head@trailcollective.com

France

CYEN BICYCLES
7 rue Parisienne
57220 BOCKANGE
France
+33 03.87.35.80.79 
www.cyen-bicycles.com

Germany

Superlight-Bikeparts.de
Kaninenberghöhe 16
Essen, 45136
Germany
+49 201 899 47 443 
www.superlight-bikeparts.de

New Zealand

Two Wheels One Gear
22 Ranui Avenue
Ranui
Auckland 0612
New Zealand
+64 21 611967
email: allan@interspace.co.nz

Wheelworks Handcrafted Wheels
64b Kingsford Smith St
Lyall Bay
Wellington, 6022
New Zealand
+64 4 3873592 
www.wheelworks.co.nz
www.flitewheels.com

Philippines

Island Cyclery Enterprise
262 Aguirre Ave.
BF Homes, Parañaque City 1720
Philippines
+63915 573 0921
www.facebook.com/islandcycleryenterprise


Singapore

Yap Bicycle Compania
Mr Chris Yap
64 Tai Hwan Grove. S(555496)
Singapore
Mobile: +65 91113130
https://www.facebook.com/YapBicycleCompania08082015/
www.yapbicycle.co

South Africa

Trail Tech Cycles 
Crossings Center 
Shop 89a
Nelspruit 
Mpumalanga 1200
South Africa
+27824511037
www.trailtechcycles.co.za


Spain

LTMRACING.COM
C/ Lanzarote, 15
San Sebastian de los Reyes, Madrid   28703
Spain
+34 915 618 572
www.ltmracing.com

Switzerland

Fusion World GmbH
Steinhausstrasse 4
CH-6056 Kägiswil
Obwalden, Switzerland
+41 (0)41 671 00 30
www.fusion-world.ch

Torpedo Cycles
Ernastrasse 20
Zürich, Zurich   8004
Switzerland
+41 76 567 99 29

United Kingdom

Just Riding Along
The Old Rolling Mill
Langsett Rd South
Oughtibridge
Sheffield S35 0GZ
United kingdom
+01142864900
www.justridingalong.com    ​   


The Riders' Guild
13 market road
Chichester
West Sussex, PO29 1JW
United kingdom
+01243775125
www.theridersguild.com

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​USA

Alaska

Paramount Cycles
1320 Huffman Park Dr. 
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 336-2453
www.paramountcyclesak.com

Arizona

Dave's Wheels
13235 N. Verde River Dr.
#172
Fountain Hills, AZ   85268
(480)816-0472
www.daves-wheels.com

California

G2 Bike
27101 Aliso Creek Rd. Suite 146
Aliso Viejo, CA   92656
(949)891-8900
www.g2bike.com

Bicycle Emporium
483 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA   95603
(530)823-2900 
www.bicycleemporium.com

Auburn Bike Company
13417 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
(530)887-8888
www.auburnbikecompany.com

Wheelbuilder.com
1291 Mountain View Circle
Azusa, CA   91702
(626)442-4444
www.Wheelbuilder.com

Passion Trail Bikes
415 C Old County Road
Belmont, CA   94002
(650)620-9798 
www.passiontrailbikes.com

Wrench Science
1022 Murray Street
Berkeley, CA   94710
(510)529-3054
www.wrenchscience.com

Bronson Silva Cycles
901 Camden Ave Ste 6A
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 871-1430

www.silvacycles.com

Bike Bling
333 E Grand Ave 
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 317-5450
www.bikebling.com


Cycleogical
34102 La Plaza Suite A
Dana Point, CA   92629
(949)542-4777 
www.cycleogical.net


Bike Religion
34150 Pacific Coast HWY
Dana Point, CA 92629
(855)433-8806
www.bikereligion.com


Danville Bike 
175 Hartz Ave. 
Danville, CA   94526
(925)837-0966 
www.danvillebikes.com

Bicycle Engineering
2318 Poppy Lane
Davis, CA   95616
(916)835-1163 
www.bicycle-engineering.com

PROJECT 321
3188 N Marks Unit #104
Fresno, CA 93722
877.584.7321
www.project321.com

Jax Bicycle Centers 
14210 Culver Dr.
Suite 6H
Irvine, CA   92604
(562)421-4646
www.jaxbicycles.com

Trail's End Cycling Center
17145 Von Karman Ave, Suite 108
Irvine, CA 92614
(949)863-1982
www.trailsendcc.com

Kentfield Fitness
941 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Kentfield, CA 94904 
(415) 455-8018
www.kentfieldfitness.com

Golden Saddle Cyclery
1618 Lucile Ave
Los Angeles, CA   90026
(323)661-1174 
www.goldensaddlecyclery.com

Peninsula Bike Works
1271 10th St Suite C
Monterey, CA 93940
(831)643-2453
www.peninsulabikeworks.com

Inglis Cycles
3186 Laurel St.
Napa, CA   94558
(707)258-2203
ingliscycles.com

Napa River Velo 
680 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559  
707-258-8729
www.naparivervelo.com

Worldwide Cyclery
3481 Old Conejo Rd. STE 105
Newbury Park, CA   91320
(805)768-4309
www.worldwidecyclery.com

​GravyWheels
1648 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA 94947
(415)454-9000
www.gravywheels.com

Cycle Monkey
855 Marina Bay Parkway #B30
Richmond, CA 94804
(510)868-1777
www.cyclemonkey.com

The Hub
953 Pleasant Grove Blvd
Ste 100
Roseville, CA   95678
(916)771-4821
www.norcalhub.squarespace.com

Olympic Bike Shop
620 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 581-2500
www.olympicbikeshop.com

Roseville Cyclery
404 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-1100
www.rvcyclery.com

North of the Border bike Shop
4204 Sorrento Valley Blvd 
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92121
(858)452-1230
www.nbbikes.com

Elevation Bike Co.
2648 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
415-702-6132
www.elevationbikeco.com

High Trails Cyclery
1825 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA   94109
(415)814-3216 
www.hightrailssf.com

Trail Head Cyclery
14390 Union Ave
San Jose, CA   95124
(408)369-9666 
www.trailheadcyclery.com

Robinsonwheelworks
1235 MacArthur Blvd
San Leandro, CA   94577
(510)352-4663
www.robinsonbikeshop.com

Santa Cruz Cycle Works
1420 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831)316-7671
cycleworks.bike

Another Bike Shop 
2361 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
(831)427-2232

www.anotherbikeshop.com


Family Cycling Center
914 41st. Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA   95062
(831)475-3883 
www.familycycling.com

3 Ring Cycles
538 San Anselmo Ave
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
(415)259-5704
www.3ringcycles.com

NorCal Bike Sport
425 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA   95401
(707)571-2426 
www.norcalcycling.com

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works
3430 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe Ca. 96150
(530)541-7505
www.sierraskiandcycleworks.com

Diverse Spring
28150 Ave. Crocker #208
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 775-3775
www.diversespring.com

Stix & Stones
18 Pleasant Ct.
Walnut Creek, CA   94597
(925)864-0964 
www.stxandstones.com

Mike's Velo City
41 Main Street
Winters, CA 95694
(530)795-3454
www.velocitybicycles.com

Colorado

High Gear Cyclery
82 East Beaver Creek Blvd
Avon, CO   81620
(518)932-8907
www.highgearavon.com

Vecchio's Bicicletteria
1833 Pearl Street, 
Boulder, Colorado, 80302 
303.440.3535
www.vecchios.com

Zinn Cycles Inc.
7437 S. Boulder Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303
(303)499-4349 x4
www.zinncycles.com

​RideCo Bike Shop
9625 Prominent Point 
Suite 170
Colorado Springs, CO 80924
(719)282-9844
www.ridecobikeshop.com

Maverick suspension Inc.
999 Vallejo St, Unit 5A
Denver, CO   80204
(970)470-4126
www.mavericksuspension.com

Yawp Cyclery
2521 Sheridan Blvd
Denver, CO  80214 
(303)232-3165
www.yawpcyclery.com

Mojo Wheels
5790 W Dartmouth Ave
Denver, Colorado 80227
(303)985-4487
www.mojowheels.com


The Singletrack Factory
1005 S Gaylord St
Denver, CO   80209
(303)733-3334 
www.singletrackfactory.com

Pedal The Peaks
598 B Main Ave
Durango, CO   81301
(970)259-6880
www.durangobikeshop.com

Peloton Cycles
Harmony Road
3027 East Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970)449-5595
www.peloton-cycles.com

Lenz Sport
3302 Weld County Road 27
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
(303) 857-9151​
www.lenzsport.com

Big Ring Cycles
600 12th street, Suite 170
Golden, Colorado 80401
303-216-2000
www.bigringcycles.com

Big Wheels
2497 Power Rd.
# 5
Grand Junction, CO   81507
www.lacemine29.com 

Ski Haus
1457 Pine Grove Rd 
Steamboat Springs CO 80487
(970)879-0385
www.skihaussteamboat.com/cycling/

Boot Doctors
213 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO   81435
(970)728-4525
bootdoctors.com


Deleware

Garrisons Cyclery
5801 Kennett Pike
Willington, DE   19807
(302)384-6827
www.garrisonscyclery.com

Georgia

Southern Wheelworks
3040 Riverside Drive
Suite C1
Macon, GA 31210
(706)814-0089 
www.southernwheelworks.com

Iowa

World of Bikes
723 S. Gilbert St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319)351-8337
www.worldofbikes.com

Idaho

TF Bikes
58 E Rich Ln
Blackfoot, ID   83221
(208)681-2378

Power House
502 N Main Street
Hailey,ID 83333
208 7889184
www.powerhouseidaho.com

Backwoods Mountain Sports
711 N Main
Ketchum, ID 83340
(208)726-8818
www.backwoodsmountainsports.com

MCR
251 Northwood Way, Unit J
Ketchum, ID   83340
(208)720-8562
www.mobile-cycle-repair.com

Maryland

Princeton Sports
6239 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410)828-1127
www.princetonsports.com

Minnesota

Angry Catfish
4208 28th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN   55406
(612)722-1538 
www.angrycatfishbicycle.com

Montana

Red Rover Bicycle
Bicycle Shop
11 S 30th St
Billings, MT 59101
Phone:(406) 254-2453
www.facebook.com/redroverbicycles/

Red Barn Bicycles
399 McCarthy Loop
Hamilton, MT   59840
(406)369-0487 
www.redbarnbicycles.com

The Garage
334 Jackson Street
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 422-5388
www.thegarage.bike

Missouri

Maplewood Bicycle
7534 Manchester Rd.
St Louis, MO 63143
(314) 781-9566
www.maplewoodbicycle.com

The Hub Bicycle Company
40 West Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314)963-0300
www.thehubbicyclecompany.com

Nevada

Black Rock Bicycles
7875 North Virginia Unit B
Reno, NV 89508
(775)972-3336 
www.blackrockbicycles.com

High Sierra Cyling
1141 Steamboat Parkway
Suite 920
Reno, NV   89521
(775)852-8850 
www.highsierracycling.com

New Mexico

Mello Velo
132 East Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505)995-8356
www.mellowvelo.com


New Hampshire

​Buchika's Ski & Bike
340 S. Broadway
Salem, NH  03079  
(603)893-5534
www.buchika.com

New York

Cycle Wheels USA
443 Schiller St
Buffalo NY 14212
(716)390-8341
www.facebook.com/cyclewheelsusa

Pete's Wheels
101 Merwin Ave.
Rochester, NY   14609
(585)797-3858 
www.peteswheels.com

The Bicycle Planet
340 Robbins Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
(516)364-4434
www.thebicycleplanet.com

North Carolina

The Cycle Surgeon
1256 NW Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC   27513
(919)819-1060 
www.carycyclesurgeon.com

Ohio

All Around Cyclery
46 Ravenna St Unit C-5
Hudson, OH 44236
(330)653-8299
www.allaroundcyclery.com

Oregon

Sunnyside Sports
930 NW Newport Ave
Bend, OR   97701
(541)382-8018
www.sunnysidesports.com

Peak Sports
135 NW 2nd St.
Corvallis, OR   97330
(541)754-6444
www.peaksportscorvallis.com

Life Cycle Bike Shop
1733 Pearl st. suite B
Eugene, OR   97401
(541)686-2994 
www.lifecyclebikeshop.com


Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair
1235 State Street
Hood River, OR   97031
(541)308-0420 
www.dirtyfingersbikes.com

Vertigo Cycles
3811 SE 72nd Ave
Portland, OR   97206
(503)347-8473 
www.vertigocycles.com

Santiam Bicycle Inc.
388 commercial St NE
Salem, Or. 97301
503-363-6602
www.santiambicycle.com

Sandy Bicycle
17390 Smith Ave
Sandy, OR   97055
(503)826-1070 
www.sandybicycle.com

Santiam Bicycle Inc.
9009 SW Hall Blvd. #140
Tigard, Or. 97223
503-431-2644
www.santiambicycle.com


Pennsylvania

Wilco Cycleworks
2495 Chestnut Rd
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(302) 635-0326
www.wilcocycleworks.com


Human Zoom Bikes 
4159 Main street
Philadelphia, PA   19127
(215)487-7433 
www.humanzoom.com


Texas
 
West End Bicycles
5427 Blossom
Houston, TX 77007 
713-861-2271
www.westendbikes.com

Texoma Bicycle Works 
5629 Texoma Pkwy 
Sherman, TX 75090 
(903) 893-2453 
www.TexomaBicycle.com 

Utah

Biker's Edge
232 North Main St
Kaysville, UT   84037
(801)544-5300
www.bebikes.com 

Jenson Outdoors
1189 west 1700 north Bldg 1
STE 150
Logan, UT   84321
(435)760-6458
www.jensononline.com

Rim Tours
1233 S. Highway 191
Moab, UT 84532
(800) 626-7335
(435) 259-5223
www.rimtours.com

Hubsessed Cycle Works
6273 S 2125 E
Ogden, UT   84403
(801)564-2783
www.hubsessedcycleworks.com

Waltworks Custom Bicycles     
Park City, UT
(303) 359-9392
waltworks.blogspot.com
www.waltworks.com

Wild Rose Sports
702 Third Ave
Salt Lake City, UT   84103
(801)533-8671 
www.wildrosesports.com

Bountiful Bicycle
2482 S. Highway 89
Woods Cross, UTAH 84087
801-295-6711
Location 2:
151 N. Main Street
Kaysville UTAH 84037
801-444-BIKE
www.bountifulbicycle.com

Vermont

Fit Werx
4312 Main St.
Waitsfield, VT 05673
www.fitwerx.com

Virgina

A-1 Cycling
2451-I3 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(802)496-7570 
www.a1cycling.com

Carytown Bicycle Co
3112 West Cary St
Richmond, VA   23221
(804)440-2453 
www.carytownbikes.com

Just the Right Gear
2265 Catawba Valley Dr
salem, VA   24153
(540)384-7800 
www.justtherightgear.com

Washington

The Downhill Zone Bike Shop
485 Front Street N., Suite D2
Issaquah, WA  98027
425.295.7084
www.downhillzone.com

Kirkland Bicycle
208 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA   98033
(425)828-3800 
www.kirklandbikes.com

Progression Cycle
25112 SE 30th Street
Sammamish, WA   98075
(425)698-3360
www.progressioncycle.com

The Bike Hub
12505 E Sprague
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 443-4005
www.thebikehubspokane.com

Wisconsin

Art Doyle's Spokes and Pedals
607 2nd St.
Hudson, WI
715-386-8500
www.spokesandpedals.com

SpeedGear Bike Shop
309 S 6th Ave
Wausau, WI 54401
715-551-7210
www.speedgear-bike-shop.myshopify.com

NEWS


New: CX cyclocross and gravel-bike rim

April 2016

Derby Rims has long been asked by many riders and dealers to produce road rims. And the first Derby road rim is now introduced, for gravel roads and cyclocross racing, called the CX rim. And like Derby Rims pioneered the world's first wide carbon fiber rims, the road rims are also wide (for road rims), for very noticeable improved performance from any road or gravel tire.

The CX rim specs: disc-brake only, 430 grams, 23mm inside wide, 32mm deep, 3mm thick hookless rim walls with tubeless-ready bead-seat retention ridges (no-burp bead-seat channels, like the mountain rims), with maximum load bearing structural strength and aerodynamically shaped parabolic rim profile. This CX rim is for tubeless-ready tires only, with up to 95 psi (more commonly much lower psi for CX racing and gavel riding).

This rim will fit 23C to 45C tubeless-ready tires (TR) only (tubeless or with tubes), most quality brand TR tires can be installed by hand without levers and air up tubeless with sealant very easily. And the CX rim can fit small mountain tires, however, the 29" x 35mm outside (29mm inside) wide Derby Rim is almost the same weight and durability, and far better performing using any mountain tire from 2.0 to 2.4.

New: 700c 'RC' Canti-brake and 'RD' Disc-Brake 22mm internal width Road rimS!

December 2016

Derby Rims introduces a 700c RC 22mm inside wide road and smoother gravel-road rim with rim-brake surface for both tubed tires and tubeless-ready tires.

Also a disc-brake version 700c RD 22m inside wide rim for newer road bikes with disc brakes and smoother gravel-road bikes, also compatible with both tubed and tubeless ready tires.

These two new tube and tubeless compatible road and smoother gravel-bike use rims, both add to the tubeless-ready-only disc-brake CX 23mm inside wide road and gravel/cyclocross-race  rim.

700c RC 22i clears all older and new road bikes that can clear 25mm tires. This rim can securely fit up to the largest gravel tires also. Tires become wider than the labeled width (as when mounted on the narrowest aluminum 14 to 15mm inside width rims). Campy calipers 10 years old clear and fit normal thickness pads easily, and Shimano and Sram available during the last 3 years with double-pivot canti's also fit pads easily. Earlier Shimano or Sram canti's might not open wide enough to clear full sized pads easily, unless in very good condition.

As common with all new production Derby Rims since Spring 2015, the new 700c RC 22mm internal wide and the new 700c RD 22 internal wide rims, both have water drain holes to immediately eliminate water after washing, rain, or crossing streams, otherwise trapped inside for many months adding many ounces of rolling weight and conducting electrolysis between steel spokes corroding alloy nipples. 

The 700c RC 22i and 700c RD 22i both have spoke angles compatible with the long standard road hub widths.

Click the "Buy Now" button at the top of the page to order your wide 700c RC 22i and 700c RD 22i road and/or gravel rims and all Derby Rims.

New: 27+ 50mm wide rim!

May 2016

Derby Rims introduces a 27.5 (650b) x 50mm (44mm inside) wide rim, adding the maximum 27.5 rim width to the other Mid-Fat/Plus size tire compatible wide Derby Rims available already in 29 x 45mm, 29 x 35mm, 27.5 x 40mm, and 26 x 40mm sizes.

27-Plus tires 2.8 and 3.0 are optimized in volume and profile with these 27.5 x 50mm rims. 

The 27.5 x 50mm is designed and appears like all the other well proven durable Derby Rims, with parabolic rim wall profile, and Derby Rims original design features, quickly adapted by many well known brands, having the world's first 3mm thick hookless bicycle rim walls with bead seat retention ridges forming bead seat channels for maximum tube and tubeless tire retention security and no tubeless burps, also an optimized deep center channel enabling easy tire install and tubeless air-up with a floor pump.

As common with all new production Derby Rims since Spring 2015, the new 27.5 x 50mm has water drain holes to immediately eliminate water after washing, rain, or crossing streams, otherwise trapped inside for many months adding many ounces of rolling weight and conducting electrolysis between steel spokes corroding alloy nipples. 

The 27.5 x 50mm has 5mm offset and angled spoke holes to better angle towards Fat and Plus wider hubs, as well spoke angles with the long standard hub widths.

Click the "Buy Now" button at the top of the page to order your wide 27+ 50mm rims and all Derby Rims.

Recommended expert wheel builders of Derby Rims

Water Drains

Spring 2015

Derby Rims is excited to offer all new production rims with water drains. Yet again, another world's first bicycle wheel production rim innovation. In 2013 Derby Rims innovation produced the first carbon-fiber trail bike rims over 30mm wide, having the innovative stronger thick bicycle rim walls, also innovating the first hookless tire bead retention design for bicycles.

Small water drain-holes are drilled into the hollow "double-wall" rim next to the valve to locate easily, with extra reinforcement layers added inside the rim to maintain Derby Rims well proven excellent durability. While riding water will spin out of Derby Rims immediately after crossing a stream, or riding in the rain, or after washing the rims with a hose. And at rest water will drain quickly when locating the easily seen valve located drain-holes towards the ground.

Only Derby Rims, with patent-pending water drains, will remain light weight without accumulating and holding from 50 to 100 grams of water in a pair of rims many months after simply washing the bike, or riding through streams, or riding in the rain. Also electrolysis occurs between steel spokes and alloy nipples when water is present inside rims. Derby Rim's water drains will greatly improve alloy nipple life.  

ProCore Evaluation

March 2016

Schwalbe has only tested ProCore with aluminum rims, made by Syntace. Schwalbe ProCore published documentation for outer tire pressures is only valid for aluminum rims.

ProCore is experimental with any brand of carbon rims. Aluminum rims can flex and spring back much more than carbon rims can flex without cracking. When using Derby Rims with ProCore is installed, NEVER USE LOWER TIRE PRESSURE in the outside threaded tire compared to the same tire without ProCore installed.

Derby Rims have a deeper rim than recommended by Schwalbe for ProCore use. But the valve lock nut does barely screw in about 2 turns, and is possible to install ProCore in Derby Rims.

Derby Rims recommends a maximum of 4 bar (65 psi) ProCore pressure no matter how heavy the rider weight. Because if the ProCore is compressed by a hard hit with any higher pressure, then ProCore is very hard and transfers all impact to flex the rim. And carbon rims will crack from too much flex.

Experienced Downhill lighter body weight racers never go below 2 bar (or 28 psi) pressure in 2.3 or 2.4 size tires. Any use of lower pressures than 28 to 35 (maximum) psi in Derby DH rims reduce knob edge traction at DH speeds. 

The Derby Rims warranty is published on the Warranty page of www.DerbyRims.com, and the warranty will be honored if ProCore is used and rims are damaged. No refund is possible for used rims, after the rim is built into a wheel.

Custom Order Wheels Builds with Derby Rims and Project 321 hubs!

April 2017

Available to order now in the Derby Rims web store!

Project 321 premium hubs and Derby Rims are collaborating to offer custom order wheelsets.

Project 321 will build Derby Rim wheel sets with all Derby Rims models and all possible Project 321 hub options. High quality builds with Sapim Race double-butted black spokes with standard bearing hubs with many spoke hole and hub and nipple color choices, are only $1749 retail.

Project 321 hubs has patent-pending drivers with 216 engagement steps. Build options include: Lefty hubs, CX-Ray spokes, ceramic bearings, many colors for hubs and nipples, loud or quiet driver.

New 29-Plus 45mm wide Rim!

June 2015

Derby Rims introduces another new rim size, a 29" x 45mm (39mm inside) wide rim, adding the maximum 29er rim width to the other Mid-Fat/Plus size tire compatible wide Derby Rims available already in 29 x 35mm, 27.5 x 40mm, and 26 x 40mm sizes.

29-Plus tires 2.8 and 3.0 are designed for 45mm wide rims. Also these 45mm wide, 39mm inside width rims can work with normal 29er frames with standard hubs and 2.4 to 2.8 tires, when there is extra tire clearance using narrow rims.

The 29er x 45mm is designed and appears like all the other well proven durable Derby Rims, with the parabolic rim wall profile, and Derby Rims original design features, quickly adapted by many well known brands, having the world's first 3mm thick hookless bicycle rim walls with bead seat retention ridges forming bead seat channels for maximum tube and tubeless tire retention security and no tubeless burps, also an optimized deep center channel enabling easy tire install and tubeless air-up with a floor pump. 

As common with all new production Derby Rims since Spring 2015, the 29er x 45mm has water drain holes to immediately eliminate water after washing, rain, or crossing streams, otherwise trapped inside for many months adding many ounces of rolling weight and conducting electrolysis between steel spokes corroding alloy nipples.

The 29er x 45mm has 5mm offset and angled spoke holes to better angle towards Fat and Plus wider hubs, as well spoke angles with the long standard hub widths. These 45mm wide, 39mm inside width rims also can work with normal 29er frames and standard hubs with 2.4 to 2.8 tires that have plenty of sidewall clearance with narrow rims (tires do not increase in diameter with wider rims, only the sidewall increases in width about 50% of the increase in rim width).

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Derby Rims can also be ordered by your favorite bicycle shop or wheel builder

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New: Select Limited mountain rims

April 2016

Derby Rims is introducing a highly finished SELECT LIMITED (SL) line of mountain rims, for the riders desiring the finest finish quality for the world's most durable carbon-fiber Derby Rims.

These special rims are hand picked from the production line to be finished with an exclusive limited-edition pin stripe and small "derby" logos around the line of spoke holes, and a unique glossy finish coat clearly revealing the carbon fiber structural outer layer. While riding, these rims appear stealth, until coming to a stop and the wheels are not spinning. Then looking down on these beautifully finished rims, the subtle orange pinstripe and logos can be seen. Orange logo and pin-striping was chosen because orange complements all nature's colors along the trails and bike frames very well like no other color. The gloss finish wipes clean easily with a soft rag, and can be quickly cleaned and polished  like new, hiding any scratches using plastic and paint cleaner, such as Maxima SC1 or Plexis cleaners.


OPTIMIZED RIM DESIGN

April 2014 

All Derby Rims rims produced in 2014 and later have optimized thick rim wall height. The wall height above the international standard diameter bead seat was lowered 1 mm, to reduce lateral load leverage from the bulging tire while rolling and other lateral loads from dynamic tire compression and side loading while riding. The optimized thick hookless rim wall with bead seat retention ridges is patent-pending.

The deep center channel also became less deep, enabling easier tubeless air up to seat the beads with a floor pump. 

The 2014 and later Derby Rims continue to have ability to hand install the majority of tires produced with international standard bead diameters, without the need of plastic tire leavers. However, some tire brands are known to require the use of  plastic tire leavers with Derby Rims to install the final 4 to 6 inches of bead over the rim wall, because of having undersized beads. After some use normally all tires, including the tires having undersized beads, can be removed from Derby Rims and reinstalled by hand without levers.

The Derby Rims factory had moved in February 2014 into a much larger facility in a large industrial building with much room for further expansion as Derby Rims increases the size of production orders. The factory also improved the carbon-fiber layup technique in two significant ways affecting all 2014 Derby Rims, further increasing durability.

Derby Rims Grand Opening announced

August 15, 2013 

Derby Rims originally designed 27.5/650b x 40mm, and second design 29/700c x 35mm rims were introduced on MTBR.com in the 650b forum and 29er Component forum. After many months of design revisions, and evaluation rim testing by many strong riders with no failures, Ray AKA "derby" had no idea if these wide expensive rims would sell at all, and ordered a production of 24 650b rims and 18 29er Derby rims in June, 2013, receiving them in middle August.

Derby Rims opened for sale. Rim price was $279 each. The time was ripe for a return to the appropriate tire to rim aspect ratios from 35 to 40 mm width rims, used in 1970's and '80's for 2.1 tail bike tires, and now with Derby Rims from tires from 2.0 to the largest available in 2013 being 2.7. 

The rims sold quickly, and soon sold out and a back-order wait increased to more than one month as production capacity was limited by the original small factory.


DERBY STARTS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


September 2012

Derby Rims was not a brand, the name was not chosen unit much later in August 2013 when the "derby" name was chosen from Ray's sentimental early experience participating in full moon bicycle derbies on Mt. Tamalpias in Marin County in the early 1980's.

For a few years Ray had been riding 35mm 650b rims designed by Kirk Pacenti, who was the major pioneer of production 650b wheels and tires for trail bikes. 

Ray knew that 35mm and wider rims were far higher performance in handling and traction than the narrow 24 to 30 mm wide road bike width rims used on trail bikes since the late '80's, when road riders invaded mountain bike races to snatch easy money purses from the "hippy" mountain bikers. The road racers brought weight-weenie priority so important for climbing on easy to ride pavement and hard-packed trails. The sponsors of the road riders followed, and influenced mountain bike race promoters to make easy race courses. The road racers modified road rims into a smaller diameter to fit the smallest and lightest 26" tires. At the same time rims were narrowed,  tires were improving in tread and rubber compound, so the loss in handling and traction performance was not noticed by most trail riders. And the race to produce lighter mountain bikes and wheels became priority.

In September 2012 Ray found a small Asian factory who offered to help produce a mold to Ray's design specifications. Ray tested some of the factory's 30mm 650b rims, and was impressed by the durability and light weight.

Ray began sketching up very rough drawings in November 2012. The common prior to 1970 hookless rim wall had been reintroduced by a major brand a year earlier. The current tubeless ready wide flat bead seats common in 2012, centering the tire as the tire is inflated, made bead hooks in the rim wall obsolete, being useless. But Ray knew that the current flat tubeless tire bead seats easily burped, and when flat the tire beads fell into the deep center channel and the tire often would leave the rim. So Ray designed and later produced bicycle wheel's first hookless rim wall with bead seat retention angles, securing the tire bead into the bead seat, patent-pending. An design similar to some motorcycle and car rim bead seats that prevents tubeless tire burps and secures a flat tire to remain on the rim and beads in the bead seats protecting the carbon rims when rolling to a stop over rocks with a flat. Also without hooks Ray designed the rim wall to be 3 mm thick, thicker than any prior rim design. The thick rim wall supports nearly double the impact load before failure of any prior carbon rim. Beginning in 2014, after seeing Derby Rims innovative rims, many well known and new carbon rim brands have closely copied Ray's original design of a 3 mm hookless rim wall with bead seat retention angles.

During the winter 2012-2013, Ray asked a friend who is well established in the bicycle industry with experience sourcing carbon-fiber frames from Asia, whether he thought sourcing wide carbon rims from Asia was a reasonably safe risk. And Ray's friend helped critique Ray's first 650b x 40mm innovative designs, and helped to vet my very small at the time startup factory, and he obtained pricing from larger factories Ray could not afford at the time, and he suggested that a 35mm 29er design would sell more numbers in 2013. Ray's friend with his large staff helped test some of the first evaluation rims made in May 2013. He liked Ray's wide carbon rim idea and original designs so much, that after he evaluated the test rims he produced very similar wide carbon rims for sale as wheel sets in April 2014, with his own well known brand name, made in a different factory. And he marketed the benefits of wide rims with a very large budget, which was a great benefit for Derby Rims as many more riders learned about wide carbon rims from the major bicycle magazines.

NEW DERBY RIM LOGO STICKERS!

January 2015

13 colors are now available in the web-store. The customer's choice of sticker color is included with rim orders.

Stickers can also be ordered separately, for a very low price, well below the cost to produce. 

Colors: Black, Yellow, Red, Bright Red, Blue, Light Blue, Grey, Apple Green, Light Green, Yeti Teal White, Orange, and Magenta (added in 2016). 

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Angled spoke holes

December 2014

All rims produced in 2015 and later have angled spoke holes. Previously the spoke holes had straight 0-degree spoke holes, limited for use with normal trail bike hub flanges in hub axle sizes 100mm, 110mm, 135mm, 142mm, 148mm, and DH150mm.

The angled spoke holes align closely with normal trail bike hub flanges. (With valve hole down, 1st hole forward angles to the right flange)

In addition, the angled hole diameter is no smaller than the previous straight hole diameter, which enables increased spoke angles, up to 12 degrees of nipple angle without bending spokes when Derby Rims are used with wider flanged hubs used for Fat and Plus bikes.