I had a long discussion with Jobst Brandt at InterBike a few years ago and his parting words were: "Build good wheels".... I have a mandate.
The success of your bike tour quite literally rides on the strength and durability of your wheels. We only use and sell tried and true, user friendly components in our wheels.....Mavic or Velocity rims, because they are the best......Shimano, Phil Wood and White Industries hubs and DT Competition double butted spokes. All of our wheels are hand built in the Hermit's Workshop.
We are a dealer for Schmidt Original Nabendynamo (SON) hubs and Schmidt, Busch & Muller, and Supernova dynamo powered lights. Please call for pricing and details.