“Hi Jonathan, as promised a picture and review of the 50mm carbon tubular rims built with red Chris King R45 hubs, black CX Ray spokes and red nipples.
First thing is these wheels look amazing. The matching red hubs and nipples with black spokes look great together and they are a real head turner. It is a mixed response with regards to the decals; I love them but some of my mates think the understated look would be better. However, when they are spinning the white decals and red nipples are a thing of beauty! The wheels have a set of Schwalbe Ultremo tyres glued on which adds to the quality and speed of the wheelset. These wheels are quick from the off and maintain speed with minimal effort. I am an average rider and into a headwind I cruised along at 25 mph. Sprinting there is simply no flex and they gather further speed quickly and effectively. I am no mountain goat at 75kg but due to the stiffness of the wheelset I am enjoying hills alot more!
Downhills and cornering are easy and I am taking corners at greater speed which is helped by the awesome tyres. There are no other hubs that have the same unique sound as the Chris King’s. On a workstand with the backwheel spinning I get aroused by the sound they make!
I debated long and hard on which deep section wheelset to buy, which Jonathan will testify too as I berrated him with questions and advice. I have tried my mates 303’s, 404’s and Reynolds assault wheels which have their pros and cons. I can honestly say that for the price these wheels simply can’t be beaten. The stiffness is unrivalled and I have a set of hubs that will outlast many a carbon rim. I decided that the extra money was better invested in a hub rather than a rim that may crack etc.
Jonathan and Darren were truly professional throughout and believe me I am an awkward customer! Thanks again Jonathan, surely I deserve a discount for my next wheelset?!”