“Last weekend I set out on a last hurrah before a head out to work in Qatar for 6 months. I entered the Brighton to Brighton race and rode out the 102 miles on my dads’ 15 year old Shogun Aluminium bike, mostly solo. It was a pretty nostalgic affair. The bike has been ridden in full and half Ironman triathlons by my father and I for a long time. 5 hours and 35 minutes after starting, I came in, taking first place a full 5 minutes ahead of the next man. Proof that it’s not all about the bike! The only componentry on the bike that isn’t 1996 Campag are the Kinlin XR300 Rims you built up on the original 1996 Campag Record hubs for me. The rims are stiff and light, whilst the old hubs and low spoke count take any harshness out of the ride and allow the bike to sink into hard, fast turns, giving a really good sense of grip and solidity. The wheels inspire confidence, I know I can trust them, which lets me push the bike a little harder on race day.
The best thing about ordering from you is you get a personal service. It’s easy to end up with something very specific to your needs, and you end up with a special and unique product. If the wheels themselves don’t help you ride faster then the customer satisfaction will! Happy bikers ride faster!”