This is a custom set of purpose-built bullet-proof "climbing" clinchers (yes, you can have both!). Built by former professional cycling mechanic John Ackley who was also the head wheel builder at City Cycle in San Anselmo CA for many years. Seriously one of the best set of wheels I've ever owned but selling to offset the cost of some other projects. The wheels have seen only light use (estimated mileage = 2000 miles) and have mostly sat these last few years.
The rear hub is a custom White Industries LTA with 131.5mm spacing. The wider footprint allows for better spoke tension ratio across the rear wheel. The front hub is a matching White Industries LTA hub. These are hands down the best spinning hubs I've had. The bearings roll forever! The rims were hand selected to find the lightest ones (417g front, 414g rear) and the rear rim uses the OC (off center) version of the rim to further even out rear spoke tension. The freehub body is steel (about a 50g weight penalty vs aluminum) but it will never get ruined by your cassette.
If you're a climber and/or are hard on rear wheels, this wheelset is for you! They are perfectly round and true.
Velocity Aerohead 24h
White Industries LTA 24h
24 Sapim CX-Ray spokes, radial laced
24 Sapim alloy nipples
Velocity Aerohead OC 28h
White Industries LTA 28h with 131.5mm spacing, Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10 speed
28 Sapim CX-Ray spokes, radial laced NDS, 2x DS
28 Sapim alloy nipples
Steel freehub (will last forever!)
This was a $800+ build back in 2010
Yours for $300 shipped (gift -- $310 for non-gift)
Add a set of mint Dura-Ace skewers for $30
Add a set of new standard BHS alloy skewers for $10