ENVE 3.4 TL (tubeless ready V2) released
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ENVE 3.4 TL (tubeless ready V2) released

ENVE 3.4 TL (tubeless ready V2) announced Strada says: one of our biggest sellers has seen a complete re-design for 2017. The ENVE 3.4 TL is now optimised for 25c tyres with a wider rim and less difference in depth from front to rear. Now tubeless ready in rim and disc formats plus a tubular […]

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Cannondale Ai (Asymmetric Integration) rear wheel alignment
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Cannondale Ai (Asymmetric Integration) rear wheel alignment

Cannondale AI. I was looking at the new Cannondale SuperX range of cyclocross bikes and noticed the 2017 Super X were specified with Ai. Reading on I discovered Ai stood for Asymmetric Integration and meant the rear wheel had to be dished 6mm. Along with the 12mm thru axles front and rear this was big […]

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AForce AL33 wheels | an initial review on the first UK pair built and ridden
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AForce AL33 wheels | an initial review on the first UK pair built and ridden

AForce AL33 wheels | initial review  Initial inspection of the rims – nice consistent anodised finish, the spoke bed drillings were drilled on the angle specified with no bend of the spoke as it entered the rim under tension. Rim weight for an  pre-production sample were 490g a piece. 26.2mm wide at it’s widest point […]

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Zipp 454 | what, marginal gains from whale flippers?!
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Zipp 454 | what, marginal gains from whale flippers?!

I was intrigued to see the new Zipp 454 wheel set at the Rouleur Classic recently. I have admiration for Zipp pushing on with significant investment in R+D and the long time scale necessary to find marginal gains in a mature R+D sector such as wheel rim profiles. The key claim made for the Zipp […]

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Pacenti Forza road rims announced
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Pacenti Forza road rims announced

Pacenti have announced the third generation of their road rims now called Pacenti Forza. The SL23 has had some issues with a narrow brake track and tinking rim joins so I hope the new Pacenti Forza profile and move to a new manufacturer will resolve this and move the rims on to a new level. […]

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ENVE M Series PLUS rims released
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ENVE M Series PLUS rims released

ENVE Expands M Series, Now Shipping M60 Plus  June 30, 2016 – Ogden, Utah, USA ENVE is pleased to announce that their latest M Series wheel, the ENVE M60 Forty Plus (M60 Plus) is now shipping. The naming nomenclature of the M Series wheel line indicates a descent to climb preference ratio that riders can identify with to […]

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650B wheels | a new generation for adventures
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650B wheels | a new generation for adventures

Gravel Grinders, Adventure Sport or Randonneurs – call ’em wait you like. The 650B wheel size is on the rise again and we will take a quick look at a couple of wheel and tyre options now available for the new generation of bikes fitted with 650B wheels. Tyre choices The WTB Horizon is the […]

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DT Swiss RR411 | launch of new rim series
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DT Swiss RR411 | launch of new rim series

DT Swiss have announced a new line of light road rims, called the RR411 series. This series is targeted at high end road riders with disc and rim brake options available. The RRP is £69.95 per rim. There is a disc brake version (RR411DB) plus a regular rim brake model (RR411) and asymmetric rim brake […]

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Hope RS4 hubs for road riders released
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Hope RS4 hubs for road riders released

Hope RS 4 Hubs | Good news from Hope delivered at Eurobike 2016, they’ve released a specific series of hubs to cater for roadies and road / CX / gravel riders who want to ride a UK manufactured hub but we concerned (disturbed?!) by the noise of a traditional Hope hub. We’re pleased to see […]

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Introducing the ENVE 4.5 AR Disc
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Introducing the ENVE 4.5 AR Disc

ENVE Introduces Revolutionary Smart ENVE System 4.5 AR (All-Road) Disc August 30, 2016 – ENVE is pleased to introduce the ENVE 4.5 AR to their Smart ENVE System aero disc road wheel lineup. The SES 4.5 AR Disc represents the future of disc specific road wheel development and innovation. The SES 4.5 AR Disc is available […]

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Brexit and the cost of doing business
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Brexit and the cost of doing business

Image by Glynlowe.com Consequences of Brexit | As the consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU become apparent and with market volatility continuing the price of many parts we purchase as a business or as consumers will be increasing. Strada purchase a number of components in Euros and US Dollars and (like everyone else) […]

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MK3 Stans Rims available now
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MK3 Stans Rims available now

MK 3 Stans Rims are now available in the UK. At £75.00 per rim they have revised profiles and a change to 6069 alloy for improved durability. Stan’s NoTubes has announced new lighter, wider versions of their Crest, Arch and Flow rims. The new Stans rims Mark 3 series feature a more durable 6069 aluminum alloy […]

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ENVE 7.8 review
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ENVE 7.8 review

Strada hand built some ENVE 7.8 clinchers for Grant’s new bike for the 2016 season. Here is his report after racing them in some challenging conditions.   ENVE 7.8 review I raced Ironman 70.3 Mallorca with them on the weekend and I have to say wow, what a set of wheels! The event was a […]

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Lightweight Meilenstein Clincher Disc
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Lightweight Meilenstein Clincher Disc

Lightweight MEILENSTEIN CLINCHER DISC We are proud to present Lightweight’s newest product, our first disc brake wheelset: MEILENSTEIN C DISC. Our new MEILENSTEIN C DISC wheelset combines german engineering excellence with our long-standing, class-leading expertise in carbon fibre manufacturing. This Lightweight innovation has been hand-crafted with our world-renowned passion for detail and technical excellence. Our unique […]

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Nextie Fatbike wheels
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Nextie Fatbike wheels

Nextie Fatbike Wheels Here are a pair of Nextie fatbike wheels we recently built for a customer. We used the Nextie Wild Dragon II 90mm tubeless ready rim and Hope Fatsno hubs. Darren commented the rims were the best fat bike rims ha had built in either carbon or alloy and he was impressed by […]

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