The never-ending search to reduce weight is always on the mind of any cyclist. But when it comes to hill climb specialist, things get drastic real quick. Think cut down bars (sans bar tape of course), saddles with no padding and even grease removed from bottom bracket bearings. Its a niche-within-a-niche and we love it.
The design brief was simple: lightweight wheels designed specifically for the demands of hill climb time trials. So we went to the drawing board to create something truly amazing: a sub-kilo, tubular, rim brake wheel to be raced exclusively in one of the most masochistic forms of our beloved sport.
Still, in its prototype phase, details are limited. However, you can expect a full launch of the predicted 991gram wheels to come in October-November with a price TBC (although we predict around £1,100). With some truly special spokes and rims which are very specific to HILL CLIMB Event type riding, you can be sure that these will be your fastest option where the gradient only points up.
Dan Evans | 2x UK National Hill Climb Champion