Strada Hand Built Wheels, established in 2011, is here to remind cyclists of the benefits of hand built wheels to those who may not have considered them before. After the frame, the wheel of your bike is the most critical component in how it rides and handles so we consider your weight, height, physique, power, type of bike before selecting a rim, hub and spokes to build a wheelset to match you perfectly. We stock and work with many quality components and can ship wheels throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, UAE and SE Asia.

Based in Worthing, West Sussex in our own 800 sq foot workshop + office we use the best equipment and techniques to ensure high quality wheels and customer service to our riders. Strada have built in excess of 2500 pairs of wheels and have shipped to places as diverse as Iceland and Darwin, Australia.

Our wheels have been used in the Tour de France and at 2012 summer Olympics and are ridden weekly by pro riders racing at the highest level as well as being ridden over countless Alpine passes, muddy cyclocross races and daily rides to work.

Want to know who built your pair of wheels – see our profiles below or get in touch for practical honest advice on your next set of wheels.

Strada Wheels - Glyn Ostler

Glyn Ostler

Wheel Builder
Glyn is a well known face on the South Coast as an experienced road racer and all round nice guy. For many years he owned and ran Blazing Saddles bike shop in Rustington but after an offer he could not refuse he decided to join Strada along the coast in Worthing. Glyn has built plenty of wheels over the years and knows his way round the bike trade and we are delighted to have him join the team.

Darren Rawlings

Senior Wheelbuilder
Darren is passionate about the difference a hand built set of wheels can make to the ride and handling of your bike. He has seen (and trued) enough machine made wheels to know the difference a skilled wheelbuilder working in conjunction with a customer can make to the handling and performance of your bike. He has built over 1500 wheels in last 3 years alone and plays a central role here at Strada Wheels. Darren trained with Mavic in the UK and DT Swiss in Switzerland but more importantly he has 10 + years experience in hand wheel building. Darren has Cytech level 3 qualifications in Wheel and Bicycle maintenance. Darren rode for 3 years on the GB trials team and hates walking anywhere.