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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 :-) — 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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The great thing about is when they test a product, they do a pretty thorough job. And at the extreme, they like to test bike stuff to destruction.Tech Ed. Dave Arthur did just that, by racing on my wheels and crashing into a motorbike outrider, all on the very same day. Same ride in [...]

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God in the details - Cycling Plus Issue 294

We spotted this rather fine looking bicycle in Cycling Plus issue 294 recently. God is in the details. And in the machine. Definitely in the wheels.Deus Ex Machina!

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Triathletes Spin On These!

We've been quiet on the blog lately as we've mostly been twittering and instantly gramming.  We've thought a lot about updating our website too, and we've kind of just done that. Although it's not quite there just yet. Let us know what you think. But all this attention on other outlets doesn't mean that we haven't [...]

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Come See Us at Freecycle Ride London Leadenhall Market

Fat Boy Rim is in the house on Saturday August 9th. Well, in the fabulous Leadenhall Market as part of Prudential Ride London's freecycle events.We have a special display showcasing our entire history in making bikes, from the very first Mk I Spitfire courtesy of Mr Neil Ronketti, through the Lightning X courtesy of Mr [...]

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