After the purchase of a bike the next thing on a cyclist’s list is usually a new set of wheels – and an upgraded wheelset can vastly improve both how a bike performs and how its rider feels.
The after market for wheels is booming. There are plenty of brands from which to choose, and many have very different ideas about what makes their wheels faster than the next set. The premium brands come to the party with the latest tech but carry an equally significant price tag, but if you’re not looking to drop a couple of thousand on the likes of Enve, Zipp or Lightweight can you pick up a decent set of hoops for a fraction of the price?
Enter brands Club Roost, who are better known for their 1990s mountain bike products than affordably priced road wheels, so when these first arrived it was a surprise that they didn’t come with purple anodized nipples encircling the rim.