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Part 4 – Wheels etc.


USE celebrate 15 years of manufacturing components this year. Their seatposts have been used by many world class riders including Laurent Jalabert in the 2002 Tour de France. The latest stuff was on show at Cycle…

Wheels and tyres next…

Easton continue to extend their range with carbon rims and wheelsets. More Easton at
Extra UK

Hutchinson now offer tyres in team colours. Including Saeco Red and Gold, very flash. More Hutchinson at Extra UK

http://www.chickencycles.co.uk/index2.html

There is loads of new track stuff (we will have a feature soon) and these wheels from Mavic are a response to the growing number of people taking to the boards. Should be cheaper than the 5 spoke wheels that the pro riders use…
More Mavic at Chickens

MODE are new to the UK. This is a deep section carbon rim for high pressure tyres.

The Hub on the MODE wheels is precision made.

High pressure tyres and carbon rims are now a reality for many brands.

Zipp have several new products and their wheels are now well established as market leaders in carbon technology. The 808 is more ‘aero’ with a dimpled surface and deeper profile.

The new 404 wheelset looks superb and retails for £799. Zipp go for an aluminium braking surface to the high pressure version. They have wonderful quality hubs and aero stailess steel spokes. Powertap hubs will also be available built into Zipp wheels.
Zipp

More from Cycle 2004 coming soon…

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