South Industries and 'Handgemaak' carbon wheels

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Proudly South African and ridden to international acclaim by road, gravel and mountain bikers (Photo: South)
Proudly South African and ridden to international acclaim by road, gravel and mountain bikers (Photo: South)

To purists, the wheel is cycling. If there is a single bicycle component that combines unique elements of shape and a heavy burden of responsibility, for safety and performance, it is the wheelset.

Made to be aerodynamic, strong and light, the complexity relating to wheel design is not insignificant.

The technical challenge becomes even clearer, in the enormous discrepancy between average and great bicycle wheels – where the difference in performance, responsiveness and ride comfort is immediately noticeable.

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