Nothing much exciting happens when you turn 20. Popular dirt bike forum ThumperTalk, on the other hand, decided to celebrate by building a bike! So when it came time for Jon Freehill to find the perfect wheel configuration for the project 2018 KTM 300 XC-W Six Days, he headed to the Dubya Wheel Builder. After hours of deliberation looking at various color combinations, he settled on a set of Talon Billet hubs in magnesium laced to blue Excel Takasao rims with black Bulldog spokes.

Check out an excerpt from the write up below, and head over to ThumperTalk for the complete post.


Dubya USA recently built a set of wheels for a bike build we did for ThumperTalk’s 20th Anniversary. The bike is a 2018 KTM 300 XC-W Six Days. I knew I wanted to go with blue rims, but that was about all I knew. All the other color & style options made it hard to visualize a concept and choose it with confidence.

So I sat there on the Dubya Custom Wheel Builder Tool and mixed and matched options for hours. It really is fun. It’s easy to send to your riding buds and get their input. I sent at least 10 different options to my buds to get their feedback. The tool really does give you a realistic idea of what the actual wheel will look like. There are tools out there that let you see the wheel build, but they only show the wheel and you can’t really picture how the overall scheme will look on the bike. That’s what I liked about the tool, getting that complete bike picture.

The build came out great! The blue rims & mag hubs really sets the bike off. I really do enjoy getting to know the people behind the brands. Dubya USA has built a reputation of high value. You get what you pay for sort of thing. They offer a 1-5 year warranty on their wheels (depending on what products) and genuine customer service. I would encourage you to take a close look at Dubya for your wheel needs and see if they don’t do everything they can to earn your business, I bet you’ll be happy you did.