|Carbon wheels were meant to get dusted up.|
It's fitting that I had the opportunity to ride the Rail wheelset from November Bicycles in the actual month of November. While this month has not afforded some of the best riding, I believe it was actually perfect for wheel testing thanks to the frequently shifting winds and plethora of road obstacles (branches, gravel, nut-hoarding squirrels, etc.) to maneuver around. A big thank you to Mike at +November Bicycles for setting up the demo - I promise to have them back soon after the snow starts flying.
I first heard about November Bicycles from Bryan and became curious this time last year when I started seeing their Hot Cross Buns cyclocross build. That interest was piqued when photos of their new Rail 52 carbon clinchers started surfacing. After reading more about the company and knew I had to work with them if at all possible. Bottom line: they are a US-based small business who is working super-hard to build great products that are high-quality, yet affordable for the majority of racers and cycling enthusiasts alike. Low overhead means lower prices for consumers. I can get behind that.