Category: Racing

DT Swiss MTB RIMS | Our Three MTB Hero Rims from DT Swiss

DT Swiss MTB RIMS | Our Three MTB Hero Rims from DT Swiss

DT Swiss MTB Rims Here at Strada Handbuilt Wheels we’re big fans of DT Swiss products for road and MTB, we’ve been using their components for many years and have been continuously impressed with the level of craftsmanship, resilience & ease of maintenance that the Swiss brand regularly brings to the wheel builder and rider. With that in mind, we thought we’d highlight our top three alloy DT Swiss MTB rims to cater for all your trail shredding needs. From race-ready cross-co.....
Zipp 454 | what, marginal gains from whale flippers?!

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 454 is a 15% reduction in steering force required in a low yaw angle crosswind (less than 10 degrees incidence) with no significant straight-line speed gain. The key to this development was inspir.....
650B wheels | a new generation for adventures

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. Click here for our own hand built 650B Adventure Wheels, hand built and in stock ready to ride.  Tyre choices The .....
CeramicSpeed OSPW | ‘world’s fastest pulley wheel system’

CeramicSpeed OSPW | ‘world’s fastest pulley wheel system’

Leading ceramic bearings manufacturer, CeramicSpeed, has launched what it is claiming is ‘one of the most revolutionary bike parts to enter the cycling world.’ The ‘ground-breaking concept‘ is a uniquely oversized system of 17-tooth derailleur pulley wheels fitted with a lightweight cage and developed by the Danish manufacturer in collaboration with world-class athletes and teams. Available now from Strada in the .....
ENVE 7.8 rims released | new MKII profile for Aero frames and 25c tyres

ENVE 7.8 rims released | new MKII profile for Aero frames and 25c tyres

The Smart ENVE System (SES) 7.8 is the latest addition to ENVE’s next generation SES aero wheel lineup.  The SES 7.8 features a new shape that provides more speed, stability, better response and refined handling when compared to previous SES wheel models. Additionally, the SES 7.8 incorporates ENVE’s latest textured brake track and road tubeless compatibility. Like previous SES wheel models the geometry of the .....

Josh Lawless | training in earnest, bike fit and more

Josh gets some miles in, gets a bike fit and measures up on the dreaded ramp test on Wattbike… .....
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PowerTap GS hubs

Powertap GS: with the expertise of power measurement which can only come with 15+ years of experience, PowerTap looked to DT Swiss and their renowned reputation for quality and performance to join efforts in creating the PowerTap GS. .....
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ENVE 6.7 Smart review

Osama is a Brit living in Dubai and recently ordered a new pair of wheels for his bike. We built a pair of ENVE Smart 6.7 carbon clinchers with DT Swiss 180 hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes. .....
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Josh Lawless | winter training is here

Josh is a young rider currently based in Brittany riding in the tough regional races to gain experience. Strada are pleased to have supplied Josh with a pair of Archetype training wheels for the winter. Here is Josh’s report on settling into winter training and new kit… .....
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Marmotte 2013 | Strada’s Ben takes 310th of 6280 finishers!

La Marmotte is reported to be one of the hardest sportives in the French Alps, with 110 miles of riding and 5km of vertical ascent, it’s a big day in the hills and I was determined to set a good time. After a trip riding in the Alps last year with .....
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Chris Noble takes 3rd | Bontrager Twentyfour12 race report

Chris Noble races Bonty 2412 – I rode a few medium fast laps and felt comfortable, pacing was consistent and I was having fun. I was up into 4th but it was early days!… .....
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ENVE 3.4 tubulars with Pink CK R45 hubs and white CX Ray spokes

Alex in Malaysia ordered this stunning combination for his new race bike. ENVE 3.4 tubular rims, Chris King R45 pink hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes in white hand built by Strada Wheels. .....
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Tom Sturdy | Mid Season report

Having taken a bit of a mid season break from the bike (to get married) I kick started my preparation for the upcoming races (including a couple of grueling stage races in the Welsh hills) with a short training camp out in Spain. .....
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Isaac Pucci takes Southern XC Expert Class Championship win

Sunday the 19th of May saw the 2nd round of the Southern XC Series, this round was the Southern Area Championships. I was on the hunt for the title of Southern Expert champion! .....
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Chris Noble | Erlestoke 6 hr race report

Strada’s sponsored ride Chris Noble reports from a successful 12 hour race at Erlestoke. .....
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