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Reviews FSA RD-400

FSA RD-400

The RD-400’s monochrome finish and big-windowed hub flanges look classy, and each set is individually handbuilt and numbered.

Their 25mm semi-aero rims with a machined sidewall give strength and comfort, while the nipples for the aero spokes are tucked up inside out of wind’s way (luckily a purpose-designed spoke wrench is included).

Sealed cartridge bearings sit behind metal shrouds for decent lifespan and the Scatto QR skewers give a positive lock. Despite the machined hubs and alloy freehub, the weight is still higher than we’d expect for the money.

They’re not stiff, either, with detectable flex when you stamp hard and definite ‘softness’ when it comes to holding a line through high speed corners. Less aggressive, longer distance riders might see that as an advantage, though.

Contact : Windwave 023 9252 1912 www.windwave.co.uk

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.