What I do know, though, is that the wheels save me energy by allowing me to coast much longer and use fewer pedal strokes overall for the same route done many times with different wheels.
Am also happy to report lower pulse rates, but like many, that might not be concrete enough a data for me to see just how much energy I save.
I’ll probably fix my bike’s stock Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels (probably lighter than my Gokiso) back on the bike, do my usual route for a week or longer – to average out the data for different times of day, headwinds tailwinds etc – then see just how much power difference there is between wheels.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a nice power meter, check out Stages Cycling!
Just purchase the Gokiso Road wheels and all I can say is that the wheels are fantastic. In the beginning when I was at Bike n Bites to buy my Dux Helm helmet, I was introduced to the Gokiso wheelsets. It’s very smooth when I spun the wheels. Well the price sort of scared me away at first. At almost $5k and the wait of a few months, it was really a bitter pill to swallow.
Well my chance came last week and was I lucky. Paul had a set coming in and the best is, it is not taken. Without much hesitation, I took it. On the collection day, just felt like a young kid all over. Excited on a new toy.
I first met Paul during the bike and blade event and rode along-side with him on the first day of the event. During the ride, he was sharing with me how efficient and smooth the Gokiso hubs are. I was not convinces initially as I thought to myself that it is just another product with different marketing strategy. After the event, Paul even offered to lend me his own Gokiso wheel set in order for me to be convinced. I test rode it for 2 days and I was sold, it is indeed ultra smooth and efficient (higher average speed clocked). The after sales service was fantastic too, Paul and his crew David never fail to help solve whatever bike issues that you have.
“Who is CRAZY enough to buy a Gokiso Wheelset.?”
That was in my mind when I heard about the brand Gokiso, in the beginning of the year by a cyclist friend. As a cyclist, I like to buy new parts to upgrade my bicycle so I can go faster or ride longer distance. I bought many things including ceramic bearings, pulleys, bottom brackets, wheelsets and frames. Though they did give some improvement, but I only feel a tiny improvement. NOT ENOUGH I think.
So should I buy or not? ……..
Having thought about it for about 3 months , I finally made up my mind to ” invest” in a pair of Gokiso road wheels. As I am a value conscious buyer, I settled for the cheapest end of the range.
Thanks for getting my bike done up.
I rode it for 130km yesterday.
The initial feel was a bit strange, maybe I still have the old feeling of my Pinarello.
But gradually I settle comfortably into riding it except for the stiffness which I don’t find while ricin a carbon or alu bike. (more…)
rode the bike for 80km this weekend, not a long distance by any stretch, but a good starter. had a few climbs.
I have ridden a few good wheels since 2009 such as MF, LW among others and one thing for sure is that these wheels make a major difference to the performance and quality of the ride of your bike. When Paul announced that Gokiso would be available at Bikes n Bites, I was intrigued to find out more about these wheels as I had never heard of them before in the Western bike literature and websites which is something I go to everyday. (more…)