Sneak peek at new components for the Kenda Team

Kenda is producing tubular tires in 2010
Kenda is producing tubular tires in 2010

Often pro teams are the testing grounds for new cool products. The Kenda p/b Geargrinder squad is no exception. Kenda has been producing quality clincher tires for years, however for 2010 they are stepping it up a notch. I got the heads up on the new Kenda tubular tires that will be hitting the streets in February. The claimed weight is 270 grams with a stated tpi of 300. Supple and reasonably light weight. I like…

Fast wheels from a new company - Mercury
Fast wheels from a new company - Mercury

A brand new wheel company is also debuting under the Kenda banner – Mercury wheels. Named after the fleet footed messenger to the  gods, the Mercury wheels are spinning with DT hubs laced to carbon fiber rims. Some wheel manufactures get caught up in producing a great rim, but forget about using a quality hub. It’s nice to see that Mercury is using a smooth running DT hub. Those Swiss know a thing or two about precision.

When images of the team bikes get out I’ll be sure to post them. I’ve been hearing good things…

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