Boyd Cycling headquarters tour video by Bikerumor

Boyd Cycling is located in Greenville, SC, and has a huge new warehouse-style office backing up to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Inside, they design, build and QC all of their wheels, waiting to box them until they’re ordered so they can do a final quality check and finish any customizations you might want…like decal color, axle type, etc. We dropped in to see how they do it and interview founder Boyd Johnson for The Build Cycle podcast (that’s going live soon, stay tuned!). Roll on down for more photos of their operation and the quick five minute tour…

Boyd Cycling headquarters tour video by Bikerumor
The main work area where wheels are laced, built, tensioned and double checked before heading to the shipping area at top of photo. All images © Boyd Cycling, used with permission.
Boyd Cycling headquarters tour video by Bikerumor
The wheel building stations.
Boyd Cycling headquarters tour video by Bikerumor
Co-owner Nicole Johnson handles North American sales.
Boyd Cycling headquarters tour video by Bikerumor
A dirt road is conveniently located directly behind their office and connects to the Swamp Rabbit trail greenway, letting them ride downtown or to various other great lunch stops.
Boyd Cycling headquarters tour video by Bikerumor
The cast and crew that makes it all happen.

Thanks to Boyd for showing us around (and lunch!).

BoydCycling.com

10 COMMENTS

  1. 650/27.5x47c… MTB wheels w/ road tread. Super fun and a blast to ride. Low pressure with the ability for dirt roads to urban assault riding stairs. Perfect commuter/all day road bike. It’s road plus like mtb plus… big tires, but not “fat”. Party on Wayne.

    • Sure they do. A Sapim CX Ray on the drive side will stretch about 1mm compared to when it’s brand new. In addition, when the wheel is first ridden the spokes can be stressed which adds to the stretching. When we take a spoke out of a used wheel, it’s usually about .7 to 1.0mm longer than when brand new.

      Stress relieving the wheels helps prevent spokes from stressing any further when you do those first few rides. In the video when you see the wheel go through the stress relieving process the spoke tension drops pretty dramatically the first few cycles. The goal is we can take a wheel that is fully built, run it through the stress relieving process, and the tension will not change at all.

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