2G 79

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - SWIM BIKE RUN TRANSITION -

Blade

$2,619 TO $3,519 DE­PEND­ING ON HUBS

Blade strives to main­tain the high­est stan­dards pos­si­ble with their wheels while of­fer­ing more af­ford­able prices. The com­pany’s wheels are hand-crafted with top-qual­ity ma­te­ri­als, but don’t reach the high­est end of the spec­trum when it comes to wheelset prices. Best of all, you can fully cus­tom­ize your Blade wheelset – a fea­ture of the brand that re­ally sets it apart from oth­ers on the mar­ket.

We’ve been rid­ing with Blade’s new “2G” 79-mm car­bon clinch­ers, which were re­leased ear­lier this year and of­fer a lighter, but stronger rim con­struc­tion com­pared to the it­er­a­tion. Th­ese are the deep­est rims the com­pany of­fers and are great for race day – they helped us achieve some of our fastest bike splits to date. Ex­tremely durable, they feel sta­ble even in the windi­est of con­di­tions and are su­per stiff so all your en­ergy goes into help­ing you move for­ward. Thanks to the ex­tremely smooth hubs, we were very im­pressed with how well th­ese wheels just kept spin­ning.

One fea­ture of Blade’s wheels that triath­letes will love is that they are cur­rently the most cus­tom­iz­a­ble op­tion in the North Amer­i­can mar­ket. You can build the per­fect wheelset – you can choose car­bon clincher or tubu­lar rims, hub model, rim depth and width, matte or glossy fin­ish, car­bon type, de­cal colour and more.

Blade is a Cana­dian com­pany based in Aurora, Ont., and all their wheels are avail­able for sale online at blade­car­bon­wheels.com.—cd

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