Wheel building book

Widely acknowledged as the #1 book for cycle wheel building

The Professional Guide to
Wheel Building

By Roger Musson

115 pages, size US Letter / A4

Cost £9 (approximately $15 USD).

Delivered as an instant download in PDF format.

Plus you get a new book free of charge whenever a new edition is released.

This book is only available from this website, it is not sold anywhere else.

Current version 6.02

April 2015 An updated version is currently in progress. The method for building a wheel has not changed, just the normal additions to reflect the current status of wheels and components, plus some theoretical discussions, plus the odd clarity tweak. The new edition will be fully indexed. I really need to change the title of the book to Wheels and Wheelbuilding because as with the current version it's becomming more a complete reference (or as complete as I can make it). So buy the current version and get the new version free of charge when it's released.

I spend a lot of time, expense and effort in creating and maintaining this book, so I'm disappointed when some people (fellow cyclists) then decide to put the book on a file sharing site or give copies away. If you take advantage of my work then please consider paying for it. If you want to obtain the latest version (that comes with free updates and email support) then please purchase a copy from this website. To those of you who purchase a book, a big thank you, your support is very much appreciated and makes me want to continue. Thanks, Roger.

This book is for anyone who wants to build great wheels. If you already build wheels you'll find plenty here to move you on to the next level. And if you're just starting out, you can be confident that you'll be armed with all the information you'll ever need to build and maintain professional quality wheels.

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Here's the deal:

  1. Get a comprehensive guide to wheelbuilding - buy the book.
  2. If it doesn't meet your expectations get a refund!

I can't be any fairer than that.

In just a few minutes from now you'll be on your way to building your own professional quality wheels - or your money back!

This is a lifetime's wheel building experience, distilled into a book that covers EVERYTHING wheelbuilding. I keep nothing back as I describe the features of wheels and their components then show you how to build the perfect wheel. When you've finished reading you'll know as much as I do - and you'll have mastered that knowledge in a fraction of the time. I've also incorporated all the feedback I get from purchasers of the book so I know your areas of dificulty and answered them.

I've built so many wheels and evaluated so many wheel components and building techniques that I've stopped counting. But over the years I've come to know what I like and dislike, what works and what doesn't. There's no guesswork in anything I do. I deal only with the facts. And now I've decided to share my knowledge. I also keep the book updated with all the latest trends in wheels, and also incorporate any new techniques I develop - whenever a new edition is released you get a full brand new book for free!

As a sponsor of professional bike teams, I've spent years at the sharp end of competitive cycling - out in the field. Rain or shine, I've watched as my wheels were pounded hard by professional racers, studied how they've performed against other people's wheels; gained an unrivalled reputation for providing total support. At this level only the best is good enough. Mistakes simply aren't an option.

This book covers all types of wheels; Road race, Mountain bike, BMX etc. because the method for building wheels is the same for all of them, build one and you can build anything.


There's no contest here IMO. Roger Musson's wheelbuilding e-book is the best.

Firstly let me say its the best book I have ever read on wheel building and would highly recommend it to anybody. (Read the full discussion! - Roger)

One of my favourite bike purchases ever.

Over 150 people share their experiences of building wheels using the book.

It is well set out, easy to read and inexpensive considering the amount of knowledge contained in it.

I would recommend the wheelbuilding book by Roger Musson which has enabled me to build a number of stong wheels.

I purchased Roger Musson's e-book and have never looked back. I always had my wheels built by Dave at Speed Dream, but the wheels I have built (3 sets now) have stayed truer longer.

This wooden truing stand is pretty sweet, and elegant to boot.

I've built loads of wheels now and this is the best guide I've come across by a country mile.

I could upload the photo from the wheelpro wheelbuilding book (which shows cutaways of the different length dt nipples), but i am not gonna rip off the guy that helped me so much with learning to build wheels.

If you've not built wheels before I can heartily recommend that book as being about the clearest, simplest guide to wheelbuilding you'll ever find.

This will be the finest 9 pdf you will ever download and he will take you through everything you need to make your own wheels.

This is a fantastic book,well worth the money. Helped me build two wheels that have remained true for many, many miles. Seconded, Roger built my wheels and they got their first true in 10 years last week. Guy knows what he's up to.

The wheels I built with it are still true several large potholes... I'd second Greg's recommendation for Roger Musson's book - really very good.

I would even go so far as to suggest that if you aren't able to build a wheel after reading it, I wouldn't bother even trying.

For more reviews go to your favourite cycling forum and ask for a recommendation for a wheelbuilding book. I guarantee you'll get a recommendation for the book because it's in use world-wide by thousands of cyclists.

Wheelbuilding tools

Truing stand

Make your own wheelbuilding tools and save a LOT of money!

As a professional wheel builder I can afford to buy whatever tools I like, so you'll be surprised to learn that I made most of them myself. They're better and they make the job easier and in my book I'll show you just how simple they are to make.

My truing stand has become a design classic and detailed plans are included in the book.

Your 100% no-risk guarantee

People are consistently delighted with my book and I'm certain that you will be too. In fact I'm so confident that you'll find my book indispensable that I'm offering you an unconditional 60 day guarantee.

Buy the book and if you don't like it - any reason whatsoever - simply contact me and I'll refund your money in full.

That's as fair as it gets.

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Thanks for looking.

Roger Musson
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