We’ve been holding on to a special little secret this season and we think it’s time to let the cat out of the bag……
This summer, we sent a set of our popular 30mm depth full carbon Helium wheels for testing with the head mechanic of well-known UCI Women’s race team to see what they thought. His brief was to analyse and test the build quality and performance compared to the major-name wheels they see every day.
We’ve been more than a little excited about this and have been waiting patiently (TOTALLY NOT PATIENTLY!) to be able to reveal what he had to say. While we're still gathering all the feedback and will be releasing a full write up later, here’s a short snippet:
“I’m impressed! 590g front with a 750g rear makes a total of 1340g for a full carbon 33x23mm Tubular. Both wheels were extremely true and had beautiful bearings when they arrived. 2 months of testing later and they’re still true and running super-smooth! The packaging was great and even the Skewers are lightweight and look good.
We’ve had the head mechanic of another race team take a look and he was just as impressed!
In short; as a UCI race team head mechanic, I think any racer or team would be happy with them! We’ve got nothing negative to say, really, really impressed!”
One of the team's Soigneurs took them out for some race experience and had this to say:
“The wheels are fast and they handle really well. I love the look of the wheels and both rims and hubs are really solid for their low weight.”
As you can probably tell, this is a big deal for us and we loved hearing positive feedback from the people who know! We put all our passion for cycling and industry experience into our products so you can be sure that you’re getting the best wheels we can build. Don’t just take our word for it!
Au wheels are hand made in the UK and are backed up with a market leading 3 year warranty. Our wheels are available in Clincher and Tubular and with Rim or Disc brake options. You can find out more by visiting our products page here.