The well-known Italian brand, Gipiemme wheels, is proving a hit with South Africa cyclists since stock became available in the country earlier this year.
Being used by the Demacon Ladies Team, the wheels have clearly proved their worth as the outfit have been the most successful in the country’s road racing scene.
“Gipiemme is a really high quality brand and we are delighted at being given the opportunity through Positive Sports Solutions to ride these wheels.
“It’s a very strong, light, rigid and responsive wheel. We ride with the GPM C32 carbon wheels, which do not have a very deep dish. This helps us, especially in very windy and hilly conditions.”
The South African company is the sole distributor of Gipiemme wheels in the country.
“Positive Sports Solutions is trying to make cycling affordable to the public again,” said a company spokesman.
“In terms of the Gipiemme wheels, you are getting one of the highest quality carbon wheels at an affordable price.”
The spokesman added that there had been a strong response from the public.
Among the most popular models in the Gipiemme road range were the C32, C47 and the Manta Disc wheel, he said. The disc wheel can be used by triathletes, time-trialers and track riders.
The most popular mountain bike wheel was the T289ER carbon, he said.
As the sole distributer of the products in the Southern African Development Community, all sales are done through Positive Sports Solutions.