If you stay up with the current happenings of the bicycle industry, you might assume that the 36h wheel is dead. But we all know what you get when you assume. Contrary to industry belief, the 36h wheel is alive and well, and I build a pretty good amount of 36h wheels for folks who want that extra bomber feeling. Commuters, tourers, big riders, all benefit from the increased wheel reliability that an additional 4 spokes provides. Four spokes. Really not that much. Have you ever held 4 spokes in your hand? Not much. Yet those measly 4 spokes represent an increase of about 13% in the amount of spokes in a wheel. What does that mean? It means that there are 13% more spokes to share the load of the wheel. And when you think about it, the wheel does a helluvalot of work for you. If you’re looking for ultimate reliability, maybe the Burly 36 wheel is for you.