If you've been after a new set of wheels for your disc brake road, cyclocross or gravel bike then the Cycle Show has just the competition for you!
To celebrate the upcoming event in Birmingham, the Cycle Show has teamed up with British wheel brand ÆRA to give away a set of their 30mm deep ÆRA AR|30 disc wheels worth £549!
To enter all you have to do in drop a comment down below.
The Cycle Show runs from 13th-15th September and you can get tickets here with 10% off if you use code RDCC!
Entries close on Monday 29th July, so don't hang about.
And the winner is.... mel14a! Congrats!
The subtle aesthetic of the ÆRA wheels is complementary to any bike, making them a great upgrade option for any road, gravel or cyclocross bike.
ÆRA is a low volume wheel brand concentrating on craftsmanship with a focus on performance and durability in UK conditions. That means hubs that will last in our rather rainy climate and wide rims for smooth rolling on broken B roads.
All ÆRA's wheels are hand-built in the UK by a Master Wheel Builder who takes great care to achieve great precision and super-tight tolerances.
Co-founder of J.Laverack Bikes, Oliver Laverack, gave us the low-down on these wheels. He says "our super versatile and capable All Road 30 disc alloy wheelset has been designed to tackle everything from fast-paced road rides on ribbon smooth asphalt to adventures on cobbled pavé, forest fire trails and gritty gravel tracks."
The rims are laced to ÆRA AR 28 hole hubs with center-lock disc fittings. They come set up 100x12mm front and 142x12mm, but you can also use quick-release skewers with the supplied end caps.
Rim Depth: 30mm
Internal Width: 20mm
External Width: 24.1mm
Spoke Holes: 28
Nipples: Sapim Black Brass
Spokes: Sapim D-Light
Tyre Width: 23-44mm
Tyre Type: Clincher or Tubeless
What you use your new wheels for largely depends on the tyres that you put on them. Some Continental GP5000 Tubeless tyres would be perfect for fast road rides, while a Schwalbe G One would allow you to hold good road speed while mixing in some off-road sections.
The internal 20mm rim width will provide great support to wider tyres, allowing you to run lower pressures for more comfort at the same rolling resistance levels.
The wheels will come supplied with tubeless tape and valves and if you'd like to add some tyres and disc rotors to your new hoops, just ask J.Laverack. You'll need to pay for the tyres and rotors, but having someone else deal with the tubeless setup is really worth it!
Visit ÆRA Components at this years Cycle Show NEC on stand 3-G22 to see their latest products.
So, get those comments in below! Entries close on Monday 29th July.
Son of a Marathon runner, Nephew of a National 24hr Champion, the racing genetics have completely passed him by. Liam spends his time plodding his way through cyclocross races, very busy not winning. As an advocate for perfectly clean chains, he can be found cleaning his bike instead of training. A shop mechanic, Liam has many helpful skills, such as being able to identify 'cross tubs by the tread pattern alone. If you bump into him, he'll probably be eating.