“Hi Jonathan, right have finally sat down, bike is in the shed as it is bloody freezing outside!! one more trip to club la santa and I hang the bike up for a month.
Just want to say that the wheels have been fantastic and really put to the test they are fantastic to desend on like being on rails and lovely to climb on with very little side to side movement when climbing out the saddle, they have been ridden every day more or less since I recieved them in July. So they have on average covered 600km with 11000 vertical meteres a week from July til end of September!! they have been up more or less every col in the Alps have taken part in the Alpes open tour 6 day sportive along side Davide Moncutie! Courhevel mountain TT in which they beat Jenie Longo!! so all in all they have been totally used and abused and are still very straight and in one piece.
I don’t really think there is any one who can put your wheels through what we can over here as we are very hard on our equipment because these wheels are work tools to us they go out every in all conditions, we have not got time to have spokes break etc and need to have 100% confidence when you are desending at 90km and hour!!
I will be after maybe up to 3 more pairs for next year as both my guides have ridden mine and bloody love them!!
We have taken over 200 hundred people this season and they are all wearing our jerseys with your logo on and come from all over the world!! and are always asking what we recommend as they know what our bikes and equipment go through each season!!
I can quite honestly say that nobody could put your wheels to the test like us, not even elite athletes if they get out of bed and its pissing down or cold they roll over and go back to sleep we are out what ever as we got to take our guests out be it 2 degrees or 40 degrees, and there is no terrain like the Alps to test rims, freehubs, spokes, etc.
Hope 2011 has been a good season and I think you will do well in the future.
All the best and thanks for all your help, Ade.”
Thanks for your report Ade and if you want to ride the Alps with a friendly, professional and knowledgeable team get in touch with Ade and Shelley at Alpcycles.