After years building custom wheels for one-off customers and small batch production partners, Alex Webster, founder of Hermes Sports, found himself limited by what he perceived to be a performance ceiling in the product he could make using existing hardware. From his years of industry exposure and experience in wheel-building, and with the help of an engineer friend, Alex has spent the last three years developing and testing the VK wheel system from the ground-up, and it’s finally on shelves and ready for consumers. And, according to Alex, the wheelset delivers on the road.
But an innovative new product isn’t the whole story. In parallel with the development and testing process for these wheels, Alex has worked to establish a domestic manufacturing network for his proprietary parts, as well as setting up assembly facility in downtown San Diego. For Alex, Hermes is not just an opportunity to produce the wheels he wants to ride and to see in the world, but it’s an opportunity to stimulate and support the local and domestic manufacturing infrastructure… READ MORE ->