Bruce’s 122,000km Year Record Wheelset
Chris King R45
2016 BOYD 44mm Carbon Clinchers
// Spokes & Nipples
Sapim CX-Ray – Alloy
// Lacing Pattern
Front – 20 Hole Radial
Rear – 24 Hole Two Cross
Front – 690g
Rear – 817g
Pair – 1508g
(with rim tapes)
When Bruce said to me 18 months ago that he wanted to break Tommy Godwin’s year cycling record I dropped my cup of tea. It would mean riding for 11 hours a day at an average speed of 30kmh….EVERY day. 365 days. Well over 4200 hours of chamois time! My instant reaction was ‘You can do it’.I’ve known Bruce for a bit over 8 years, he’s a pretty stubborn bastard and when he gets an idea in his head there’s no changing it.It’s exactly one month until he begins his insane journey starting in Adelaide on January 1st 2016 and these are his wheels.
I worked with Bruce to spec the best possible wheel set for helping him maintain his average speed for the long hours in the saddle. I approached the companies with the best product and without any persuasion they both came on board! So a huge thank you to Boyd from Boyd Cycling and Mark/Tom at Evolution Imports for supplying the amazing rims and ceramic Chris King hubs.
Wheel set number two is identical but with the BOYD 60mm Clinchers for the flatter faster days.
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