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.
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.
This bargain Velobuild Pinarello lookalike bike frame arrived at Hambini HQ with high expectations. They were quickly dashed when a string of faults was found, accompanied by fairly comical claims of what is and is not acceptable by QA standards.
The winspace T1500 is the flagship Chinese Aero road bike. This review documents 5000km of general riding including commuting, racing and training.
ComePLAY handlebars arrived at Hambini HQ for some testing, expectations were quite low but they performed extremely well. A test of their stiffness and strength showed them to be considerably stronger than some boutique Italian aluminium bars.
Recently, a Ribble CGR AL was sent into the channel by an unhappy viewer who had experienced numerous problems with the bike frame and Ribble’s service. In short, the bike was purchased from Ribble in 2019 and exhibited a creaking from the outset. Ribble attempted to remedy the fault twice,
Introduction The Winspace SLC 2 bike frame is a great option for riders looking for a durable and lightweight frame. Made with Toray T800 carbon fibre, this frame is strong and stiff, yet very lightweight. It also features an integrated headset and bottom bracket, which makes it easy to assemble. Overall, the Winspace SLC 2…
A review of the very affordable $389 ProX carbon bike wheels. These wheels are an ideal entry into the world of carbon or for use as a secondary set of training wheels. They are robust and will take significant abuse. There are some compromises to hit the price point, the main one being the weight.
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…
Introduction This is a review of the ENGWE folding fat bike. It is an aluminium bodied fat bike that is manufactured in China. It is available through the website Banggood. For UK readers, the bike may be available on a participating employer’s cycle to work scheme – it will depend on how it is administered….
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