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Great Wheels: Why the headlines never tell the whole story

Headline specs don't tell the whole story - not even half of it! In the crowded high performance wheel market it's all about the attention grabbing headline specs.  The weight of a pair down to the gram, the depth, the spoke count, the price.  Carbon or alloy? However these headlines are a lazy way to define a pair of [...]

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What Makes Great Wheels? The Components

At Spin Industries we know that great wheels are the realisation of painstakingly combining fine craftsmanship with precision engineered performance components. The Components The Hub At the centre of every great wheel there must be a great hub. And since we started making wheels we've learnt a great deal about what makes a great hub, through three generations of [...]

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What Makes Great Wheels? The Craft

Great ingredients are only the start. Every great recipe requires they're brought together in the best way, and then there's...The CraftAs I’ve mentioned earlier in this series, I believe that the build is as important as the components. So for this reason, we don't sub out our builds to a mass production factory to save a few bucks like [...]

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Great Wheels: Two of the three most important parts of your bike

Frame. Front wheel. Rear wheel.Next to a sound frameset, wheels contribute by far the biggest proportion of your bike's total performance, feel, security and fun. So it pays big dividends as a cyclist to invest well, and it's the reason that we as a bike company devote so much of our time and effort as well as our [...]

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Great Wheels: Why a quick build rarely delivers a fast wheel

To mass produce wheels, like all the big name brands do, time allocated for production and assembly must be paired to a minimum. And to achieve this requires compromise at the component level which will sooner or later compromise both the performance and durability of your wheels.A good example of such a compromise needed for [...]

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Women's Cycling Needed More Spin. And it just arrived!

Our congratulations to Spin All Star and Isorex racer Dani Christmas who just completed her first Omloop Het Nieuwsblad today.  Dived straight into racing with Het Neiuwsblad. Spent a lot KMs chewing my front tyre but managed to get a result :-) pic.twitter.com/5xasQojRpI — Dani Christmas (@Dani_Christmas) February 28, 2015 Dani, who races a custom Speed Metal titanium Spitfire and [...]

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220 Triathlon Magazine thumbs up for Dark Energy wheels

March 2015 Issue 309 220 Triathlon Magazine Big Group Test: Race Wheels.Our all-new Dark Energy DMX960 wheelset has just scored its first review and a great score from the testers at 220 Tri. And in the process it has outranked and outscored plenty of the Big Name competition.  Read the full group test in a great issue [...]

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We built these wheels for Lewis. He just rode them to the National CX title!

Our deep-felt congratulations go to every member of the Askey Family whose tireless support has helped Lewis Askey to become British CX Champion 2015.  Since becoming wheel sponsor to Lewis and younger brother Ben last year, these bolts of lightning from Lichfield have kept us on our toes. They've won countless individual cross races and both took their regional [...]

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The Askey Boys Are Back In Town!

After a couple of seasons being bike, wheel and title sponsor to elite UK Men's road race teams, for 2014 I decided that I needed to take a fresh approach to Spin's involvement with the race scene.Road racing is embedded in the very essence of Spin Industries because it's in my blood. Road racing, especially [...]

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Tim sent us his thoughts on his custom Lightning X-1 build

Recently we were privileged to build a bike for Tim Stringer based on a custom Lightning X-1 frame and Koppenberg XXLR50 wheelset. A few days ago we received this letter from Tim which we reproduce here in full with his kind permission. Thanks Tim for sharing your thoughts with the world. And thanks again for being [...]

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