15 October 2020

New Singletrack


Now have singletrack in my kitchen. 

03 October 2020

Crashing


 Lots of time to practice. 

07 September 2020

Single Arm Wheels

 The first pair of wheels post crash.



I'm going to be slow for 6-8 weeks but I can get them done. Swelling is down, motion is getting better. Lots of ice/heat and couch time. Be careful out there, it's going around. 

01 September 2020

Rim Transfer


Ridefast rim transfer with a Powertap hub. Black Sapim straight pull spokes and alloy nipples aren't cheep but that's what it took to match the front.

18 August 2020

08 August 2020

You might think this is the fence at my house, but it's not.

07 August 2020

Bellingham, WA


The feet are up after a good day of riding new trails in Bellingham, WA. See you again soon.

26 July 2020

Hiawatha Trail Plus


  • This was a cool loop! Hiawatha Trail, Nor Pack, Trail of the CdA and a dose of where am I gravel roads. I looked at this loop for like a year. Now that I've had boots on the ground I'll be back.




17 July 2020

Mavic Wheel Repair


  1. Do you have a Mavic wheel, with hard to get parts, that needs to be repaired for your next ride. I can fix that. This customer dropped his wheel off Tuesday and he's rolling again today.

19 June 2020

06 June 2020

Rims & Hubs Sale

Although I’m not stocking rims and hubs anymore, I do have some hanging around and I am selling them on the cheap. I want the capital to double down on my spoke inventory. I have Velocity A23, Dyad and Major Tom rims. The hubs I have are mostly Shimano pairs of mountain hubs. I also have a Shutter P dynamo, a pair of boost hubs and a couple good condition used ones. Contact me soon for availability and pricing.

05 June 2020

Reinventing The Wheel

As the bike industry and retail evolves, my business is evolving too. I’m not stocking rims and hubs anymore. I am not getting the turnover to justify the inventory. I have also done away with my mlwheels.com site and moved things to this blog. You can also see me on Instagram, Strava and you may see my comments on mtb project.
I'm still building and shipping wheels. 
I am keeping up my spoke inventory. 
Spokes are less convenient for customers to buy. Box sizes are big, can go unused if only a partial box is needed and spoke length calculations are confusing. Many of my customers are already buying rims and hubs online and coming to me for labor and spokes. You can even have your purchases sent to me directly if you want. Then I’ll take care of the wheelbuilding. 
Along with this I also have a new email. You can now reach me at matthewlarsenwheelbuilding@gmail.com. I still have the same phone number 775-997-5634.
I still have the tools and skills to build great wheels. I’m still offering free wheel truing and spoke replacement on all wheels I build as long as I’m building wheels with brand name rims and hubs.

18 May 2011

Matthew Larsen Wheelbuilding has moved

Hey all! I've moved my blog to my new website. Check it out here.

-M