Lightbicycle are a far eastern company that has been making bike wheels for a considerable length of time. They sent in a set of their Falcon Pro wheels which have a constantly varying cross section for test. These performed very well.
A couple of custom bottom bracket shells were designed and made for an individual in New Zealand. The customer was a carbon bike frame and repair centre on the outskirts of Auckland. The first was a replacement BB shell for a Colnago frame. This frame had damage to the existing carbon shell to the point…
9Velo is a relatively new company based in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen. They are well versed in the manufacture of wheels with a claimed 50 years+ of combined engineering experience within the organisation. These CD55 wheels are the first to feature their new axial freewheel system which has up to 54 teeth of engagement. This is a well engineered wheelset and good value for money.
Documents filed with the FCC (The body governing radio communication within the United States) suggest that Campagnolo will introduce a wireless groupset soon.
The Classified Powershift hub came out with lots of hype claiming it would see the end of the front derailleur. This article explores those claims in more detail and highlights some of the technical and commercial hurdles that must be overcome.
Shimano has recently launched the CUES groupset. This amalgamates 9, 10 and 11-speed options for flat bar bikes. There are rumours this will move to drop bar (ie road/gravel bikes) in the near future.
Hambini bottom brackets will be available as a standard fit with Time Bicycles. Time have been featured numerous times on the Hambini YouTube channel. Time was originally a French manufacturer, following it’s sale by Rossignol, Time was acquired by the Cardinal Cycling Group. It remains one of the few bicycle companies that manufacture their bicycles…
This bike frame was personally delivered to Hambini HQ by the purchaser who lived in Boston, MA, USA. He had flown to Italy to pick up his dream bike frame and then onto Manchester to get a Hambini bottom bracket custom fitted to his bike frame.
What followed was quite possibly one of the worst pieces of manufacturing the bike industry has seen and an attitude towards public relations that Bertoletti probably regrets.
A common situation is where a fork steerer has been cut too short or second hand steerer has been purchased and it requires a slight height increase. This post covers an elegant method of setting about the task.
Introduction Magene are a fairly new entrant into the road bike wheel marketplace but they are well known for their power meter and turbo trainer offerings. Magene also have a large OEM presence. Exar is their wheel specific sub brand. The wheels on test are RB45 Pro rim brake wheels with a Shimano freehub. They…
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