Elite Q&A

Can you build me a set of custom wheels with Red or White spokes?

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Q: Can you build me a set of custom wheels with Red or White spokes?     A: Technically, we can. We just prefer not doing it because it would be a disservice to you. Yes, they are visually pleasing, but there are many things to consider. Most high-end spokes like DT Swiss Aerolites or Sapim CX Ray spokes are made of steel which cannot be anodised Red or White. These coloured spokes you see are in fact painted.  Painting adds weight to the spoke, which amounts to a loss in performance. I know many would say, "its just a few grams"...

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Introduction: The Elite Q&A Blog

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We've created this blog for the purpose of educating fellow cyclists, of all levels as well as sharing our thoughts and comments from our team's collective experience on the road and in the workshop. In return, we also hope to learn from fellow cyclists or others in the bike industry.  Our goal is to create an ever-growing data base to educate, as well as to document the growth in trends and scientific discoveries.  Over the years, we've collated enquiries that we have been getting. Publishing these questions on the internet would help other cyclists find answers quicker. In this blog, we'll convey our...

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