THE TRANSCONTINENTAL – for ALL the roads and hills!

We’ve built quite a lot of wheels for racers riding the Transcontinental Race over the years. It’s a real test of strength, stamina and durability, and it demands a lot of the riders too! Riders need wheels they can trust to roll flawlessly for thousands of kilometres with zero maintenance over all kinds of road surfaces, and I’m proud to say our wheels have stood up to every challenge thrown at them.

This is the most-requested configuration for disc brake wheels. We use 55mm deep carbon rims, to maximise the aerodynamic advantage without adding too much weight. They’re 28mm wide and tubeless-compatible. Sapim’s CX-Ray spokes are a standard for longevity and light weight; the Owen Wheels rear hub is versatile, durable and lightweight (and uses standard-size sealed bearings so most bike shops across Europe should be able to service it if necessary), and the front wheel can be built with an matching hub, or many riders choose a Schmidt SON dynamo hub.

The price and weight varies depending on the configuration, but deeper-section long-distance wheelsets like this are usually from around 1600g and cost from £900.