Availability Update

Chris King R45s back in stock!

I9, DT Swiss and more ready to build!

Sugar bottles by Tacx


Who doesn’t drink water when they ride? We are happy to show off our new Sugar Wheelworks bottles made by Tacx. The new design was created by designer Mary Lytle and inspired by our love of all things sweet! The new bottles are also made from O2 reducing sugar cane so we just had to give them a shot. Sugar’s motto is “never salty” so the white bottles and fun graphics made sense. 

As a small business focused on building bikes to make people and the planet healthier, it is important to find ways to reduce our footprint in any way. We want our bikes to last lifetimes while we strive to reduce waste and CO2 we put into our atmosphere. This is why we’ve opted for the environmentally-friendly Tacx Shiva O2 bottle which is made from emission reducing sugarcane.

The 500ml bottles features an easy to squeeze bottle, “eco-friendly” plastic, and an ergonomic, easy grip cap with lockable pull-out spout. The Tacx design has been proven by thousands of professional riders and teams! 

How does the CO2 reduction work? During the growth process of sugarcane the crop takes harmful CO2 emissions out of the air. From the stalk we retrieve among other biproducts ethanol, a renewable raw material that is the basis for “green plastics”.  The bottle and cap are made in The Netherlands using 100% recyclable BPA and PET(E) Free renewable sugarcane so you can feel better knowing after your bottle is done, it won’t sit in a landfill for a lifetime. Drink well.

We primarily build with Sapim spokes and nipples made in Belgium. 

  • The Sapim CX-Ray (~4g/spoke — $3.80) is our top end option and offers not only the best performance and ride quality but also the most durability. It has the longest fatigue life and is guaranteed to make every wheel build feel more alive and vibrant through the hands while also managing to dull unwanted road buzz. Their incredible low weight and vertical compliance may come at a price, but they have the tendency to turn otherwise good builds into seriously special ones. Excellent for virtually every application.
  • The Sapim CX-Sprint (~5.5g/spoke — $2.70) is the mid range performance spoke on offer. They still offer low weight and agreeable flex, but are a higher effective gauge and provide more substantial lateral and torsional stiffness. Very strong, fast, spokes that are an absolute joy for us to work with as builders. We can always guarantee a well balanced and predictable build with these.
  • The Sapim Race (~5.8g/spoke — $1.30) is our standard double butted option. Its 2.0mm at each end 1.8mm in the center to reduce weight and improve ride quality. They’re light, strong, and are an excellent choice for just about every application from carbon road wheels to heavy-duty commuters.
DT Swiss and Pillar spokes are available upon request.
Top quality 7075 Alloy Nipples are available upon request in a variety of colors.
Pay a 50%% deposit per item

Once you place an order, we will promptly follow up with an email and/or phone call to dial in the technical and aesthetic touches for your particular component specification. Pricing and lead times are subject to change for off-menu items. 

All our wheels are 100% built by hand to the highest tolerances allowable for each material. If you're located in the United States, we've got your back with 1 year of complimentary wheel truing and 3 years of complimentary spoke replacement, crash replacement pricing, and warranty liason services with our vendors in the rare case of component failure or shoddy workmanship. Sugar Wheel Works strives to offer an unmatched customer service experience. 

Shipping and handling charges will be coordinated with you during your build



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Jodi Gee

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Shimran George

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