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Disc brakes are here!

Just over a year after launch, Parcours are now launching our first disc brake wheelset range.  Following the same philosophy as our existing rim brake range, disc brake wheels will be available in the same rim depths.  Without the requirement for a braking surface, our disc brake rim profile has been designed for the optimal rim/tyre interface. We will also be introducing an updated rim moulding process which allows for weight savings of ~100g/wheelset.  At the same time, all 2018 Parcours wheels (with the exception of the Disc rear wheel) will have an internal rim width of 19mm and will...

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We have a winner - Pep is going to #TakeParcoursToKona

Back at the start of the year, we asked triathletes out there if they had what it took to #TakeParcoursToKona.  Several stepped up to try and now we have one who made it. Pep van Overeem clocked an impressive 10:04 (including a very strong 5:33 bike split) at Ironman UK to book his ticket to the Big Island in October.  Pep was riding on a Parcours Passista/Disc setup for what is known as one of the most challenging bike courses out there. Qualification was the culmination of 4 years of hard work for Jersey-based Pep, who only completed his first...

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Our newest Parcours athlete - Kimberley Morrison, multiple Ironman 70.3 champion

We're absolutely thrilled to announce that, professional triathlete and multiple Ironman 70.3 champion, Kimberley Morrison will now be riding on Parcours wheels.  Over the past couple of seasons, Kimberley has established herself as arguably the leading rider on the professional 70.3 circuit and we can't wait to see where her racing will go from here. Kimberley has had an incredible start to the season, winning Ironman 70.3 Texas and coming in second at Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires, as well as destroying the bike course record at Ironman 70.3 Dubai.  We will be joining her for the European leg of the season,...

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Welcome to the Parcours team Dan Stein - pro triathlete

Today we're welcoming pro triathlete Dan Stein to the Parcours team.  For the past couple of years Dan has been really making waves on the Australian middle distance scene, including a recent stunning 2nd place at the Australian Elite Long Course Championships in Queensland. We join Dan mid-season, with some impressive Ironman 70.3 results already in the bag.  As the race calendar continues, Dan will be looking to seal qualification for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga later this year. Dan will be riding and racing on a Parcours Chrono and Disc combination to maximise his impressive bike leg speed.  You...

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What we learned in the wind tunnel

We recently spent some time testing our entire wheel range in the A2 Wind Tunnel, where we learned some really interesting things.  After the amount of interest we saw in our Instagram Aero Lessons series, here are the main things to take away: 1. Increasing rim depth reduces drag The benefits of a deeper rim actually come as the wind yaw angle increases.  On our drag chart, you'll see the deeper Passista and Chrono rims start to really differentiate themselves around the 7.5-10 degree mark. One point to consider is that the deeper the rim, the more sideforce generated as...

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#TakeParcoursToKona

Triathletes, do you have what it takes to reach the Big Island this year?  Parcours wants to help you get there.  Not just by offering out and out speed on the bike, but also financially.  So we are offering to pay the race entry fee for the first athlete to qualify for Kona 2017 riding on a set of Parcours wheels.  Simple as that, no catch. So get your order in for a set of wind tunnel-proven wheels to help you reach your goals this season.  Take a look at our Aerodynamics page to see how you can benefit. A couple...

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Introducing Caroline Livesey - pro triathlete and Parcours athlete

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Caroline Livesey, one of Britain’s top professional triathletes.  After a stunning Age Group racing career, which included a trip to the podium in Kona in 2014, Caroline turned pro in 2015.  Since then, she has become a regular feature at the front of major races around the world. Credit: FinisherPix We join Caroline as she aims for the ultimate goal in long-distance triathlon - pro qualification for the 2017 Ironman World Championships in Kona.  To reach the pinnacle of the sport will require a string of good results over the coming months and...

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Parcours hits the trails

We recently had a set of Grimpeur wheels out for review with road.cc and the verdict was a very positive 4* (see review here).  One comment really stood out and got us thinking: "So off I set, intent on abusing them to their breaking point. I commuted on these, hit countless potholes and used them for a cyclo-cross training session where I was practising hopping barriers. The rims didn't budge. They are still perfectly true." If they can stand up to that sort of riding, what else could we think of? Well, unless you've been hiding under a rock for...

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Tour de Parcours

From the very outset we wanted Parcours to make aerodynamics accessible.  As part of this, we want to get as many people as possible out riding on our wheels and seeing for themselves what it feels like.  So to do this, we're off on a road trip! The Tour de Parcours will be taking place in early 2017.  We are looking for cycling clubs, tri clubs, organised ride groups or just a collection of friends who love their bikes to test ride our wheels.  We'll come to you, wherever you are in the UK, fit some test wheels to your...

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How we test Parcours wheels

Aerodynamic advantage is the number one reason that drives people to upgrade their wheels.  It’s why we have been into the wind tunnel with our Passista wheelset, which you can read all about here. But an even more important consideration is safety.  It might not be quite as exciting, but you want to know you’ll finish your ride in one piece.  It’s also why all Parcours designs have been thoroughly tested to ensure they’ll not only meet, but exceed safety requirements. STANDARDS TESTING Firstly, this starts with European Standards (EN14781:2005 since you ask), which were passed without a problem.  When it...

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