DT Swiss RR411 | launch of new rim series

DT Swiss RR411 | launch of new rim series

DT Swiss have announced a new line of light road rims, called the RR411 series. This series is targeted at high end road riders with disc and rim brake options available. The RRP is £69.95 per rim. There is a disc brake version (RR411DB) plus a regular rim brake model (RR411) and asymmetric rim brake […]

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Hope RS4 hubs for road riders released

Hope RS4 hubs for road riders released

Hope RS 4 Hubs | Good news from Hope delivered at Eurobike 2016, they’ve released a specific series of hubs to cater for roadies and road / CX / gravel riders who want to ride a UK manufactured hub but we concerned (disturbed?!) by the noise of a traditional Hope hub. We’re pleased to see […]

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Introducing the ENVE 4.5 AR Disc

Introducing the ENVE 4.5 AR Disc

ENVE Introduces Revolutionary Smart ENVE System 4.5 AR (All-Road) Disc   ++Update, May 2017, we built a number of these and they have rapidly become our favourite. The are wide and look amazing. See here for more details. ++ August 30, 2016 – ENVE is pleased to introduce the ENVE 4.5 AR to their Smart […]

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Brexit and the cost of doing business

Brexit and the cost of doing business

Image by Glynlowe.com Consequences of Brexit | As the consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU become apparent and with market volatility continuing the price of many parts we purchase as a business or as consumers will be increasing. Strada purchase a number of components in Euros and US Dollars and (like everyone else) […]

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MK3 Stans Rims available now

MK3 Stans Rims available now

MK 3 Stans Rims are now available in the UK. At £75.00 per rim they have revised profiles and a change to 6069 alloy for improved durability. Stan’s NoTubes has announced new lighter, wider versions of their Crest, Arch and Flow rims. The new Stans rims Mark 3 series feature a more durable 6069 aluminum alloy […]

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ENVE 7.8 review

ENVE 7.8 review

Strada hand built some ENVE 7.8 clinchers for Grant’s new bike for the 2016 season. Here is his report after racing them in some challenging conditions.   ENVE 7.8 review I raced Ironman 70.3 Mallorca with them on the weekend and I have to say wow, what a set of wheels! The event was a […]

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Lightweight Meilenstein Clincher Disc

Lightweight Meilenstein Clincher Disc

Lightweight MEILENSTEIN CLINCHER DISC We are proud to present Lightweight’s newest product, our first disc brake wheelset: MEILENSTEIN C DISC. Our new MEILENSTEIN C DISC wheelset combines german engineering excellence with our long-standing, class-leading expertise in carbon fibre manufacturing. This Lightweight innovation has been hand-crafted with our world-renowned passion for detail and technical excellence. Our unique […]

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Nextie Fatbike wheels

Nextie Fatbike wheels

Nextie Fatbike Wheels Here are a pair of Nextie fatbike wheels we recently built for a customer. We used the Nextie Wild Dragon II 90mm tubeless ready rim and Hope Fatsno hubs. Darren commented the rims were the best fat bike rims ha had built in either carbon or alloy and he was impressed by […]

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Lightweight wheels review

Lightweight wheels review

Lightweight Wheels Review Lightweight Carbonsport’s wheels and Urgestalt Weiss Ed frame have been gathering some great reviews online and in the press recently so here is a round up of Lightweight wheels review – From Cyclist Magazine online a few excerpts from their Lightweight wheels review of the Meilenstein Obermayer tubular: “What stands Lightweight apart is […]

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Specialized SCS hubs

Specialized SCS hubs – good news at last!

Specialized SCS hubs If you are the owner of a Specialized Crux, Diverge or Roubaix (and Venge) you may by now be aware of the Specialized SCS wheel system used on these models to improve the chainline by shifting the cassette inboard by 2.5mm. This was developed by Specialized to make sure the gears shifted as […]

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Strada Wheels Review | Grant

Strada Wheels Review | Grant’s ENVE 8.9s

We built a pair of ENVE 8.9s for Grant. It is highly unusual but during pre race training unfortunately a rear spoke snapped and we had to ship back the wheels to examine the failure. It turned out that one of the nipple seating areas on the inside of the rim was uneven and causing […]

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Strada Wheels Review | Matt C

Strada Wheels Review | Matt C’s Cyclocross wheels

We built a pair of cyclocross wheels for Matt C about a year ago. He is back for another pair and sent in a photo of the year old ones and a review for us at the same time – thanks Matt!   “Major Tom CX Canti’s a year on: After managing to break every […]

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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. […]

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L’ Eroica 2015 – 135 km on old bikes over road and strada bianca in a mix of rain / thunder / lightning and sunshine

We built a pair of H Plus Sons TB14 silver rims onto new old stock Campagnolo hubs for Anthony who rode the L’Eroica 2015 on his gorgeous Masi. Here are a few photos of the ride and his report. Thank you Anthony. “I am delighted with the H+Son wheels on the Masi.  Did the 135 […]

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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 […]

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