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Real Talk (for road racers) with Jerry

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

I like wind tunnel data. As an engineer I loves me some data. But, I also question methods and error percentage and above all, the context and scale of the results being presented. Numbers with no context are meaningless, or at best very misleading...

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Let's talk about the Rim Replacement Plan

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

What does that have to do with the Rim Replacement Plan, you ask? Well, racing breaks stuff. Racing is expensive. Race bikes and entries and gear is expensive.

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Cannondale AI Asymetric Integration Wheels for SuperX, Synapse, Scalpel, F-Si

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

Speaking of Cannondale, we also build wheels for their asymmetric chainstay bikes, Cannondale Asymmetric Integration (AI), which is Cannondale-speak for SCS. And we know a thing or two about SCS, so we may as well help out those of you with Cannondales as well, right? If you need Lefty or AI wheels, just let us know. We have AI and Boost AI as an axle option right on the wheel configuration section of the applicable wheelsets. We even made up some custom tooling to ensure a precise, repeatable offset when building.

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Why go with NEXT?

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

There are a lot of wheel companies and boutique builders out there these days. It is a great time to be a consumer, you have a lot of options. Given that it is such a crowded space, I thought it was worth doing a blog post that spoke to what makes NEXT unique, and why we think you will have a great experience working with us on your next wheelset purchase.

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Lefty builds for Cannondale Slate!

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

It has been a struggle recently with so darn much going on at once. New products, several new team sponsorships, a huge uptick in sales volume, new ROAD DISC wheels, blizzards and subsequent shipping delays, and other supply chain wrangling, and UCI wheel certification (stay tuned!). We also designed new wheel shipping boxes (logistics are the untold story behind every business) which took A WHILE to prototype and dial in, glad that is behind me. 

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