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Triathlon Magazine – September 2017 Review

  • By blade
  • September 1, 2017

Blade 2G 79

$2,619 TO $3,519 DEPENDING ON HUBS

Blade strives to maintain the highest standards possible with their wheels while offering more affordable prices. The company’s wheels are hand-crafted with top-quality materials, but don’t reach the highest end of the spectrum when it comes to wheelset prices. Best of all, you can fully customize your Blade wheelset – a feature of the brand that really sets it apart from others on the market.

We’ve been riding with Blade’s new “2G” 79-mm carbon clinchers, which were released earlier this year and offer a lighter, but stron- ger rim construction compared to the iteration. These are the deepest rims the company offers and are great for race day – they helped us achieve some of our fastest bike splits to date. Extremely durable, they feel stable even in the windiest of conditions and are super stiff so all your energy goes into helping you move for- ward. Thanks to the extremely smooth hubs, we were very impressed with how well these wheels just kept spinning.

One feature of Blade’s wheels that triathletes will love is that they are currently the most cus- tomizable option in the North American market. You can build the perfect wheelset – you can choose carbon clincher or tubular rims, hub model, rim depth and width, matte or glossy finish, carbon type, decal colour and more.

Blade is a Canadian company based in Aurora, Ont., and all their wheels are available for sale online at bladecarbonwheels.com.—CD

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