Nigel Ellsay toasted his KinLin XR-270 PowerTap Pro+ wheel, and needed it rebuilt. We laced on a new KinLin XR-270 rim for him and he was on his way to training with power. He picked it up so quickly that there wasn't a chance to snag a photo of it.
Emile de Rosnay is sponsored by ZED Wheels in 2011 and 2012 as a track racer. However, Emile is also an accomplished road racer and time trial specialist. Russ Hay's Bike Shop provided him with a Kuota road bike for the season, but Emile wanted some lighter race wheels. Wheels light enough to take on…Read more Emile’s Diablo SL wheelset
Dylan carrying two sacks of potatoes is still lighter than the average cyclist. He wanted an über light climbing wheelset that would match his climbing prowess. At just 1265 grams for the set, these clearly did the job as just a few days after he picked them up, he won the Mt. Doug Hill-climb. The front wheel features…Read more Dylan’s Alchemy/Stan’s NoTubes 340 wheelset
Zed WheelWorks sponsors Emile de Rosnay, a 38 year old elite track cyclist. Emile will race on the track in 2011 with this Enve 1.65 tubular rim laced radially with Sapim CX-Ray to an Alchemy ELF 24h 66 gram hub. Again, tire choice is the hand sewn Schwalbe Ultremo HT 22mm. On the track this wheel…Read more Emile’s ENVE 1.65/ELF front track wheel
When Gavin saw that Zed Wheels was adding a 50mm carbon tubular wheelset for cyclocross racing, he couldn’t wait to order a set. They weigh in at just over 1400 grams per pair, with 24f/28r spoked with Sapim Laser and Wheelsmith DB-14 butted spokes, alloy nipples. Gavin selected the excellent Challenge Fango 32mm tubular tyres. …Read more Gavin’s CrossRock CX cyclocross wheelset
I decided after racing since 1992, it was time to try racing track. The local Commonwealth Legacy Velodrome had reopened this year after being closed since 2008. What an excuse to buy a new bike and build some track wheels!