Bolt Aluminum

The perfect custom built wheelset, made just for you.

Build your dream wheelset with a choice of rim depths, hub options, and an endless array of colour options to perfectly match you and your bike. We designed our Bolt wheelset to be the most competitive alloy wheel in the world. Respectable weight paired to unbeatable durability, the Bolt is an all weather racing wheelset ready to handle big kms and big watts.

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Why get custom built wheels?

There are two main factors in building a good set of wheels: First, there is component selection, each component needs to be selected for the intended use, and the way they interact needs to be taken into account. For every order, we follow-up with a phone call to learn more about you and your intended use for the wheelset; only then do we lock-in the components and method to be used in your build.

The second main factor in a bespoke wheel build is the assembly. Unlike the traditional bikeshop who occasionally builds wheels, we are solely focused on building excellent wheels and delivering world-class service.  We have engineered our own equipment to ensure your wheels set will be exceed every benchmark in quality.  We are so confident in our methods, we offer a life time warranty on spoke breakage. That, combined with the custom decals to colour match your bike, it’s easy to see why our wheels are shaking up the bigger overseas rivals.

After Sale Support

Our commitment to you doesn’t end once we’ve got your money: If you have any questions maintaining or servicing your wheelset we’re here to help. Just get in touch.

Each wheel we build is engraved with a unique number and we keep detailed records dating back over 13 years tracking not just who built your wheels but minute details like spoke length, pre-stress procedure, and even what type of grease was used between the spoke and nipple.

Tubeless Ready

Tubeless allows lower tyre pressure, more grip, and less punctures. It’s a no-brainer.

Tubeless rim-tape and a pair of light weight CNC aluminium tubeless valves are already fitted when you pull your new wheels out of the box. Our attention to detail extends to the tubeless valves: serrated lockrings makes them easy to fit or remove and integrated wrench-flats are provided for super-tight valves. The valve cores are removable for easy cleaning or for assistance while installing difficult tubeless tyres. The inner section of the valve is optimised for our rims ensuring an easy air-tight fit.

Lifetime Spoke Warranty

Like every wheel we built we guarantee you’ll never break a spoke on our DT Swiss wheels.  How can we say this?  Because our build process and the steps we take to ensure the wheel is correctly laced, tensioned and trued mean our spokes don’t break.

2 Year Rim Warranty

Bolt aluminium rims have a two year warranty which covers manufacturing defects

Watch your wheels being built

To share what we do and how we do it, we can now send photo updates of your wheels being built as we handcraft them.  How cool is that?!?

We’ve spent 15 years perfecting the science and art of wheel building and creating the secrets of the trade.  With these real-time photo updates you’ll get an insight into why that translates into amazing wheels with a lifetime guarantee.

You’ll be kept in the loop with how your decals are made, be able to see your wheels being laced and follow as the wheels are trued to one-tenth of a millimeter (that’s about the width of a human hair, by the way)

These photo updates are available for every wheelset we build whether purchased from one of our excellent retail partners or directly from us.

This is our way of letting you peek behind the curtain and see the skill, effort, and tricks that goes into every wheelset we build.  

This is our way of letting you peek behind the curtain and see the skill, effort, and tricks that goes into every wheelset we build.  

Spoke Options

We take the excellent quality DT Swiss spokes and then apply some Wheelworks magic to them to further increase their durability.  Rather than rely on boxed spoke lengths in 2mm increments we cut each and every spoke to the exact length needed, down to 0.1mm, and then roll 10mm of beautiful new thread on our Japanese made Morizumi machine.  Exact spoke length means the spoke nipples are fully supported and eliminates nipple breakage, even when using light weight aluminium nipples.

Once our spokes are laced into your wheels they go through a rigours pre-stress procedure which eliminates any popping or pinging of the spokes and further increases their durability.

Because of our attention to detail we offer a lifetime guarantee against broken spokes on all our wheels.

We use the DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spoke for all of our premium wheels to save weight, and the DT Swiss Competition round-section spoke where price is more important than saving grams..  The Aerolite has a round 2.0mm diameter head and thread, and is tapered and flattened to a 0.9×2.3mm bladed center section and will reduce wheelset weight by around 150 grams.