The Rise of Fixed Gear & The Red Hook Crit
In recent years the fixed gear bike race scene has come a long way. From humble beginnings as impromptu “alley cat” races organised by working bike messengers in cities across the globe, from London to Tokyo via SF & NYC, fixed crit racing has grown into arguably the most exciting, accessible and fresh form of […]
End of season Q&A with GB U14 road, cross, mtb & track champ Lewis Askey
Young racer Lewis Askey is the reigning 2015 British National U14 champion on the road, on the boards of the velodrome, on a mountain bike and through the mud and ruts of cyclo cross.
Since 2014 Lewis and younger brother Ben have been winning with Spin. These boys don’t take prisoners, so I built them a […]
End of season Q&A with Flanders road race champ Dani Christmas
Dani spins up the Muur, stage 4 Lotto Belgium Tour 2015
Ex- Commonwealth Champ middle distance runner Dani Christmas has been racing her bike in the elite women’s road scene for the last few seasons, and since 2014 it has been a real pleasure to see her racing my bikes & wheels.
Having successfully guested for […]
Triathletes Spin Faster on Dark Energy – 220 Triathlon
220 Triathlon magazine had already tested the 2015 Zurich 5150 winning DMX960 wheels (thanks Catherine Jameson for running, swimming and riding full gas!), and liked them so much that they placed them firmly amongst the much more famous top-end big-bucks wheel brands when it came time to shortlist just 5 pairs to recommend their readers.Read […]
Fat Boy Rim’s a hit with Cycling Plus
Italian company Sarto make some of the world’s most super high end, money-no-object custom carbon frames around, and when it was time to send their awesome Dinamica road bike to C+ magazine for a thorough review, they asked us if we could make them a pair of our reasonably priced alloy Koppenberg Fat Boys.To say […]
Full Gas at Challenge Denmark
On Saturday 13th June I competed in the Challenge half in
Denmark. This was my 3rd half distance IM event in about 7 weeks so I was excited
to see how I would hold up, especially as I only raced Challenge Salou 12 days
before!I really wanted to race in Denmark as I have never been to any […]
Making the break
Boortmeerbeek – May 1st
said that we learn most from our mistakes.
In one of my first kermesse races of
the year I certainly learnt my lesson. After the usual hectic start I missed the race winning move. Maybe it was fate. After some great Isorex
teamwork, softening the peloton I launched an attack only to suffer a
mechanical. With no […]
Spin All Star Riders: Wouter Meijs, Cycling Comedian
The SAS Interview Series returns today with Comedian and full time cyclist, Wouter MeijsWouter, please introduce yourself to our other customer, that bloke who follows us on twitter and our other friend on the facebook. I’m Wouter Meijs. I’m Dutch and 41 and I make my living as a cycling tour guide in Tenerife (and also soon in […]
Spin All Star Riders: Hayley Simmonds
For the 2015 season, we’re really pleased to be able to support even more women’s road cycling.
Along with Flanders based road racer (now champion!) Dani Christmas we’re delighted that the superfast ladies of Team Velosport Montegrappa are spinning on our X-Series carbon Fat Boys at elite women’s races across the continent and back at home […]
Catherine Jameson Rides Full Gas at Challenge Fuerteventura
Last weekend Spin All Star triathlete Catherine Jameson got her season off to a flying start, with a late decision to try her hand at the half IronMan distance. So late in fact she had to race on board a borrowed bike. Luckily it had her favourite race wheels, the Dark Energy DMX960 Fat Boys slotted in […]
Fast Fat Boys! These Fat Boys are faster then my Enve 3.4 with DT Swiss 180 hubs. Over my 19 miles it beat my best time by 4 seconds.
- John J on his Black Lightning 58s -
Hi Drew, Wheels are still awesome. They have 10s of thousands of miles on them now and still true.
- Ali M via email in July 2020, about his DM8 Original Fat Boys, purchased 2016 -
I’m blown away by these wheels. Can only compare them to my Roval CLX 40s but they're so much nicer & much stiffer. But it’s the ride quality that really stands out. just lovely. Transformed the bike.
- Simon G on his Black Lightning 58s -
What more do you want from a wheelset? They look great, ride amazing, fast, light and great value for money.
- Dean K on his Black Lightning 58s -
Great service as usual. Freehub turned up in a timely manner and after double checking install with Drew I had it fitted and bike rolling again in no time. Done 1,000km+ since on the road and all is well 🙂
- Phillip A -