Airstreeem Wheels — BikeRadar
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edited July 2013
Road buying advice
So, does anyone know anything about this company and the quality of their wheels? I know they do TT bikes but I'm damned if I can find any kind of review or user test of the wheels that they sell.
All I know is they are new to UK after debut at London Bike show, I am in same situation as currently torn between the Alu wheels being sold on Sportpursuit website or a set of Mavic Elite's...all I do know is their website looks great, the wheels are light/stiff and their bikes look stunning!
Only have one day to decide before offer ends on Sportpursuit and am tempted to go for them!
Airstreeem have been selling hand built wheels and bikes to pro teams in Europe for a few years. They launched in the UK this January and Twenty3c just signed them as a wheel sponsor so you will see their wheels competing in the IG Nocturne on 8th June in Smithfield market and in the Pearl Izumi tour. (
I got a test set of the Carbon Aero 50s to play with this weekend. They're good. I can't comment on long-term durability, but on first impression they're light, fast and stop well. But rather loud.
A more detailed review + a few pics here:
http://how-im-doing-the-etape-du-tour.b ... reeem.html
I hope that helps,
Saw them at the show as well and they looked like something to consider on a wheel list:
- they're a la mode with the wider rim
- they're Austrian engineered. Austrians, like Germans, love mechanical stuff, invented car tuning, love solid engineering, and generally don't settle for bad quality. My experience.
- True, a lot of sponsored Tri riders ride them, but I'd venture it's more b/c they got them for free rather than a commentary on the wheels' quality.
"Now tubular tyres shouldn't really be ridden without a support car, as a puncture can't be fixed roadside, " - If that's your belief then you're correct that you shouldn't be riding tubs.
"The brake coating was immediately noticeable, I had to open my brakes all the way for the wheels to roll freely "
- not sure it's the coating, could it be these are different width rims from your existing wheels? Otherwise that'd be a lot of lacquer...
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There's a lot of first-time posters on this thread..?
I would expect the Airstream wheels to be the same as all the other carbon deep section rims out there, just with different stickers.
How much difference can there be in a carbon rim mated to some straight pull spokes on average hubs by a machine?
Yellow is the new Black.