Tech of the week: hand built vs factory wheels and new Rapha kit

Also new Parcours gravel wheels and pros’ Strava files from the Vuelta

Are hand built wheels better?

Last week we delved into wheelbuilding, asking if handbuilt wheels are a worthwhile investment, now that there are so many factory built wheel options out there, many built and trued by machines.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.