Darren has a background riding trials including 3 years on the GB team competing in Europe and part of a display team. Darren is still riding for fun and the odd competition too. He recently built a pair of Trials wheels for his friend Paul from Bognor. The rims have holes to reduce the weight and riders use clear vinyl packing tape like a huge rim tape to prevent the inner tube from blowing through. The rims are ground down using an angle grinder from new for maximum friction. Darren used to fluro spokes to match the bike colour scheme.
These rims are built to withstand heavy use and abuse as the photo below illustrates (photo by Freester on Flickr).