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Why track wheels are not always a good choice for fixed crit

Aluminium Carbon Clincher New Product Noble Wheels Tubular Wheelset

Why track wheels are not always a good choice for fixed crit

A near miss on a relaxed ride tonight reminded me the very reason why a front track wheel is not really the best choice for fixed cirterium racing. I was riding my Knife Butterfly shod with Mavic Ellipses. Coming around a bend the front nearly washed out on me and I narrowly avoided some unpleasant road rash plus a few bruises! The Ellipses are a great entry / all round track wheel super stiff and light. Now all that stiffness is great on a smooth track but when riding on uneven and sketchy surfaces - often found on crit circuits...

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Fixed Criterium specific race wheels - fixedcrit.com collaboration with Noble Wheels

Aluminium Carbon Clincher New Product Noble Wheels Race Tubular Wheelset

Fixed Criterium specific race wheels - fixedcrit.com collaboration with Noble Wheels

Almost all fixed criterium (fixed crit) racers use off the shelf track wheels. It was our belief that this growing genre of racing deserved special attention and the development of specific wheels designed for the demands of the discipline. We set out speaking to a few wheel builders to gauge their views and approach to such a request - it was clear from the first conversation I had with Jonathan at Noble Wheels that they were the right people for the job. Our initial builds are focused at providing fantasic performance wheelsets at a reasonable price point; lower than that of the main branded wheels...

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cross is coming and the LOW// mkii cx is here

CX Frameset LOW// New Product

cross is coming and the LOW// mkii cx is here

Slightly off track for us (forgive the pun!) but we know many 'critters' love to hone their bike handling skills with a bit of CX and let's not kid ourselves, LOW// frames are just special so we decided to add to the line up. The low mkii cx, our first production cyclocross frame, has been painstakingly thought out, designed and race tested over a two year period. For this project we took the tube design one step further to maximize this frame’s performance; hand- tweaking the shape, tuning the thickness and butting of each tube to get just the right amount of flex and stiffness...

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Polo & Bike Williamsburg added to the lineup

Frameset New Product Polo & Bike

Polo & Bike Williamsburg added to the lineup

We have broken the mold with Polo & Bike. Originally on fixedcrit.com we only had custom hand built frames in our line up. It was not really because we were being snobby or elitist, just that our goal was to stock the finest performing fixed gear racing products. In Polo & Bike we think we have found one of the few companies that can meet that criteria whilst doing so at a more affordable price point. In order to bring performance fixed gear racing to all we are both pleased and excited to welcome Polo & Bike to our exclusive lineup.

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LOW// Bicycles Apparel available to order

apparel LOW//

LOW// Bicycles Apparel available to order

To make it cost effective for UK customers to purchase official LOW// apparel we are importing clothes to order with frameset shipments. If you would like to order hoodies, t-shirts and hats drop us a line listing what you would like to order with colour, size etc and we will add it to our next shipment. Pricing, colours and sizing are on fixedcrit.com

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