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Choosing Your Road Wheels

When choosing something new for your bike or to wear with your bike, you consider many factors; things like quality, safety, suitability, fit, performance, features, looks, colour, price, brand, reputation and budget.

Sometimes it can be difficult working through all the possible options, so we have created this simple buyers guide for our Craftworx wheels to help make choosing the right wheels easy.

 

THE SHORT VERSION

Craftworx wheels are designed around the weight of the rider.

To make the right choice, you simply need to answer four questions.

  1. How much do you weigh?
  2. Do you have a preference for Carbon or Alloy Wheels?
  3. Do you need disc or rim brake wheels?
  4. How much are you happy to spend?

Use the graph below to identify the wheels that best suit your weight, your material preference, braking requirements and your budget and you have found the perfect wheels for you.

It’s that simple!

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THE SLIGHTLY LONGER EXPLANATION

Why do we grade our road wheels using recommended rider weights?

There are a number of dynamic factors that go into the design of our wheels with the end goal of creating a dynamically balanced wheel that will best suit the rider.

The foundation for achieving this is understanding how the weight of a rider influences the way the wheel will respond under varying riding conditions.

When you buy a helmet, the most important factor is how well it fits, ensuring it provides you with the best possible safety. When you buy your shoes, your foot will be measured to assist in achieving an accurate, comfortable fit. When you buy a bike, your LBS will measure you first to guide you in your choices and accurately fit you once you have purchased the bike to ensure it is comfortable to ride and your pedaling action is optimized to energy efficiency.

 

When you buy new wheels, it is the measure of your weight that will be your best guide.

The weight of a rider tells us a great deal about them. The lighter the rider, the less muscle mass they will have and (generally) the less potential power out put they will be capable of producing. Conversely, heavier riders typically have more muscle mass, particularly in the lower part of the body. Their legs are stronger because they are supporting and carrying more weight so their power output is greater.

Use the graph below to identify the wheels that best suit your weight, your material preference, braking requirements and your budget and you have found the perfect wheels for you.

It’s that simple!

Craftworx Road Wheels Buyer's Guide

C23 Wheels
Speed HD Wheels
Speed Pro Wheels
Speed Pro HD Wheels
Classic Wheels
Ultima Special Edition Wheels
Ultima Wheels
Ultima HD Wheels
Ultima Aero Wheels
Ultima Aero HD Wheels
Ultima Carbon C28 Wheels
Ultima Carbon C38 Wheels
Ultima Carbon C50 Wheels
Ultima Carbon Blade 38 Wheels
Ultima Blade 50 Wheels
Ultima Disc 25 Wheels
Ultima Disc 30 Wheels


Worth Mentioning:

For riders who are stronger than average for their weight, we recommend our HD models.

 

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