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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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FFWD Wheels will soon be here!

carbon F6T FFWD wheelset

FFWD Wheels will soon be here!

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding FFWD wheels to the fixedcrit.com. They will be available to buy as a wheelset only or paired with one of the excellent framesets for a custom build.

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