650B wheels | a new generation for adventures

650B wheels | a new generation for adventures

Gravel Grinders, Adventure Sport or Randonneurs – call ’em wait you like. The 650B wheel size is on the rise again and we will take a quick look at a couple of wheel and tyre options now available for the new generation of bikes fitted with 650B wheels. Click here for our own hand built […]

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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 | Cyclocross tubs for Russell G

Strada Wheels Review | Cyclocross tubs for Russell G

A big thank you to the guys at Strada for my Velocity Major Tom cross tubs. I’ve had them a couple of weeks but they had to go in for the tubs, so yesterday saw their first outing at the muddy Wessex League race in Oxford. These are not super expensive wheels compared to many […]

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Chris King Turquoise

Chris King Turquoise – get your order in NOW!

Chris King is releasing a limited edition set of turquoise components available for pre-order starting late August. Orders will be taken from August 28th through November 15th, 2015 and will ship between mid January to end of March 2016. UPDATE – this is now a permanent colour on the Chris King colour list!  

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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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