New Reserve wheels and SRAM derailleur spotted on Jan Tratnik's winning bike

the new wheels are "faster" with 30mm tyres, says Visma Lease-a-bike mechanic

Marianne Vos Cervelo S5
(Image credit: Future (Andy Jones))

The winning bikes of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, on the surface at least, looked pretty 'normal' but closer inspection revealed that Visma Lease-a-bike used the opening weekend to test out new wheels from sponsor Reserve, as well as a new front mech from Sram.

Reading between the lines, the unreleased wheelset from Reserve seems to be following a trend of optimization for wider tyres, with one mechanic telling us that the wheels are "faster" with 30mm tyres.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.