Online shopping giants Wiggle are poised to start selling a line of ultra lightweight road and mountain bike exotica made by a consortium of high-end manufacturers such as the German label, Tune.
Dubbed ‘Black Series’, UK distributor Poshbikes will now supply the weight-weenie friendly, hard-to-find components in a neutralised anodised black from its roster of high-end component makers.
Prices are expected to be as competitive as the products are light. A 1,312g Tune alloy road wheelset will be available for £611 (approx US$1,000/Aus$ 1,110.)
Others brands are expected to enter the Black Series programme shortly, said Poshbikes.
Poshbikes' Andrew Wallis said: "We’ve always taken pride in the fact that we can build up a complete bike to our customers exacting specifications whatever the price.
But with plenty of customers wanting rims from brand ‘a’, hubs from ‘b’, bars from ‘c’ and so on, the biggest problem is that it's difficult to end up with a bike that has a unified look."
Starter items in the range – expected to be on the Wiggle website before the end of the month – includes ultra light quick release skewers and thru-axles, bar ends, seatposts and chainsets – all produced by Tune for Black Series.