Evans Cycles have announced the arrival of Cole Wheels to UK shores.
Cole Wheels produce MTB, road, TT/tri and cyclo-cross wheels, to be available exclusively through Evans’ nationwide network of 43 stores and online/mailorder facilities from early June.
The US-based company, established in 2004, have developed an innovative approach to the design and construction of its hubs and rims, centring largely around their patent-pending DSA system (Dynamic Spoke Alignment) – a spoke lacing system, resulting in improved wheel stiffness, strength and durability, as well as spoke life and without the burden of a hefty weight penalty.
The DSA system consists of double-threaded, self-aligning, straight-pull spokes (instead of using traditional spokes with a J-bend at the hub) that thread into a small alloy cylinder, which is captured in the hub. The cylinder is free to rotate, allowing the spoke to self-align with a standard nipple at the rim hole, its natural position.
The MTB range includes the 29er Lite (£324.99, 1790g per pair) – Cole’s first 29er wheel with DSA – and the Brontes XC (£199.99, 1894g per pair), an entry-level cross-country wheel.
The initial UK-offered collection will start from £199.99 and top out at £1299.99. All models will be offered in pairs only, with the exception of the rear disc wheel and front tri-spoke. All Cole wheelsets are warranted to the original retail purchaser to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the original date of purchase.
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