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Reviews Gipiemme Techno 020

Gipiemme Techno 020

This Gipiemme wheel is lighter and more aero than the company’s T-Due, but still didn’t particularly impress. (Also, while the wheel stated ‘024’, these are definitely ‘020s’.)

Like the T-Due, semi-aero 25mm rims give a pro look at pocket-money price, which the bladed spokes amplify. The weight and hefty rim clunks over rougher road sections, which means spokes, rider and pedalling rhythm all take a hammering.

Saying that, we did have more confidence in the even-spread spoke arrangement than the paired gig on the T-Due’s. Our set was also well-tensioned and creak-free.

Cartridge bearings are free spinning, but there’s a clear gap between them and the metal shroud that corrosive filth will make a bee-line for. The freehub, bearing-face, and cheap and very basic QR skewers were rusty before we even started using them, which doesn’t bode well.

Contact : Nemesis Active 0870 950 2150 www.gipiemme.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.

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