Wheel Build Course | Cycle Systems

SUBSCRIBE FOR TECH TIPS AND OFFERS

View our wide range of courses...

Wheel Build Course

Wheel building is often thought of as a black art. But in actual fact, it's an easily learned method and we'd love to show you how. Many of our students tell us that they enjoy wheelbuilding the most out of all the topics they cover here. We have two different levels of course as you can see below. The introductory level is the same as the two days of wheelbuilding we teach on our professional level two course. The advanced level of wheelbuilding takes your skill a stage further and will cover wheel building techniques taught in our professional level three diploma.

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE

WHEELBUILDING FUNDAMENTALS - TWO DAY COURSE

 Wheel building is a stand alone skill. No previous mechanical knowledge is needed, though the more you read up on popular wheel sets and components beforehand the better.

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED WHEELBUILDING - TWO DAY COURSE

You must have done the Introduction to Wheelbuilding course above to qualify for this one.

You will also need to have the ability to strip and rebuild standard cup and cone hubs as this course will include more advanced hub servicing. Please note - if you do not have this knowledge, we recommend our two day cycle maintenance course as the perfect pre-requisite.

SCHEDULE

WHEELBUILDING FUNDAMENTALS

The course takes place over two days - normally a weekend.

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED WHEELBUILDING.

This is also a two day weekend course. 

SYLLABUS

WHEELBUILDING FUNDAMENTALS

The skills learned in this course allow you to maintain, repair and rebuild factory built wheels, as well as creating your own custom wheel sets. An immensely satisfying stand alone task - both creative and mechanical. Truly an essential art form!

  • Day 1 - Materials and components, spoke length calculation, rim, hub and frame compatibility. Lacing patterns and methods. End of day one, lacing practical assessment.
  • Day 2 - Tensioning and truing. How to properly tension and pre stress a wheel and finish it by truing to perfection! End of day two, true and tension assessment on your completed wheel.

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED WHEELBUILDING.

Take your wheelbuilding skills to the next level. Cover all of the intricate and complex technologies which make a modern bicycle wheel a very different beast to your standard three cross.

  • Day 1 - complex lacing patterns, tubeless rims, internal nipples, bladed spokes, proprietry component design.
  • Day 2 - advanced hub and freehub servicing, improving precision with your builds.

COST OF THE COURSE

WHEELBUILDING FUNDAMENTALS- £200 plus VAT

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED - £200 plus VAT

Please note that accomodation, led rides, food or travel is not included in this price. However, reasonably priced accomodation is available on site at the exceptional Seale Hayne premises. A link will be sent upon course purchase.