We first chatted to Bryan a few weeks before the recent Handmade Bicycle Show in Melbourne. We discussed which wheels would suit him for his Baum Corretto. He made the trip from country Victoria to the show to check out the wheels in the flesh at the show. We arrived back in Brisbane to an order for a new set of Craftworx Ultima Carbon C50 SL's with blue hubs and nipples that would be a great match to his frame.
Thought I'd forward news of my delight at rolling out the new Ultima Aero's. They arrived safe and sound yesterday (well packaged) so couldn't resist fitting them in time for the hallowed Saturday bunch ride. Dearest old Cosmics (178,000km) had done me well (rather past their use by date) so I was impressed at Craftworx lightness in comparison. Climatizing to 25mm tyres (from years of riding 23mm) didn't take long, noticeably more comfortable with steering more forgiving. Road irregularities are absorbed without fuss yet still feel stiff when accelerating off the saddle, the contented carbon hum I'll call the Craftworx chorus. The finish quality is awesome, wheel wizard Mark gets an elephant stamp for his attention to detail! Needless to say, the bling factor was off the Richter scale with the bunch! (mixing it with Enve's, Zipps etc.) Glad I went with your suggestion of anodised blue hubs and nipples, co-ordinates well with the bike don't you think?
Thanks again for your time at the Handmade Bicycle Show in Melbourne, there's nothing like seeing the product first hand.
Yes Bryan, we do think they look pretty awesome and blue was definitely the right choice!
We have done a lot of wheels for Baum's lately along with a lot of other custom built frames so if you are in the process of having a frame built, putting together that dream bike, or just want to upgrade that trusty Trek, Giant, Specialized or Pinarello, give us a call and we can help guide you on what wheels will be right for you.
Check out the Craftworx Ultima Carbon C50 SL's here or give us a call on 0411 310 132