It might have escaped your notice but the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is going on at the moment – it’s been on the telly and everything – and to celebrate Planet X have produced a limited edition of their carbon wheels with Union Jack graphics.
Although Planet X are marketing them as a Jubilee product, there’s nothing in the design that’s going to date them particularly quickly; they’ll fulfill all your general patriotic needs for a long time to come.
The wheels are available in various depths: 50mm front and rear (£399) 82mm front and rear (£399), and 82mm front with a 101mm rear (£499). If you want some, you need to put in an order quick sharp – by this Thursday (7 June).
The hubs are black anodized Planet X Superlight models with sealed cartridge bearings. They come with 16 black, bladed spokes at the front and 24 at the rear, and you get carbon-specific brake blocks and quick release skewers as part of the package.
Put in your order at www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk.
Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.