The news we’ve been trying to keep quite for months about now can finally be released. For the 2019 season, we’ll be supplying Ribble Pro Cycling with all their wheel requirements. While the team already used our WideboyTT range for time trials during the 2018 season, this announcement will see Ribble training and racing solely on our equipment next year.
To give everyone the advantage of this new partnership, we’ll be running a 10% off all road wheel sets for the duration of Saturday 17th November 2019. To take advantage of this offer, you must order your wheels from either our Fleet and WideboyTT road wheelsets, WideBoy disc wheels and trispokes during this Saturday only, using the code Ribble10 when you checkout. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your wheels to be built and sent out.
See the announcement from Ribble Pro Cycling here
Walker Brothers are a UK based company that specialise in the production of carbon fibre racing wheels, manufacturing and supplying the highest quality products aimed at the Road, Cyclo-Cross, TT, Track and Triathlon market. Constant research and development and testing of new ideas and manufacturing processes keep our wheels at the cutting edge of technology. Our client list includes a host of world class athletes and teams who are only to eager to spread the word about what we do, as this site will show you.
Our wheels are produced using techniques developed by Brian Walker and produced entirely in house by the Walker Brothers team. We have just recently expanded our carbon deep section spoked wheel ranges, Fleet and WideBoyTT so we are now available to offer a choice of three hubs to give a wide variety to suit our customers price range, singles as well as complete wheel sets in both Shimano and Campagnolo hub types. Finally to finish your wheels off, you can choose from Silver White or Stealth Black decals with either our logo or Walker Brothers text decals. For riders who have already moved over to disc brake frames, we have the perfect match with our Ruffnuts range, aimed at the Road, Cyclo-Cross and Gravel market.
Of course there will always be the discerning rider who will never quite see what he really wants. For us, as we produce our wheels in small quantities, this isn’t a problem if you get in touch with your requirements, we rarely disappoint. While we may have your wheels in stock, most are built to specifically and as such you should allow 2 – 3 weeks from the time of your order. If you require a specific date, please Contact Us
Over the course of 2017 and into 2018, the progress of four little known and relatively unexperienced riders based at Derby University into a World renowned force in Team Pursuing was documented by Filmaker James Pope. Its been an honour to be asked to develop and supply our Ethereal carbon discs to the squad during this time and be asked to continue that support into the new Huub Wattbike Test Team. Parental discretion is advised.
On 13th September 2018, Vittoria Bussi set a new world hour record in Aguascalientes, Mexico, riding 48.007 kilometres on Walker Brothers Ethereal Discs, beating the previous distance of 47.980 set by American Evelyn Stevens in February 2016 on the track in Colorado Springs. Astoundingly it was Bussi’s second attempt in 24 hours having completed 44 minutes before climbing off.
For the first quarter of the distance, Bussi, lapped the 250 metre track in 18.7 seconds leaving her just ahead of her schedule by the halfway point, As she completed the third quarter, this dipped slightly but as she approached 40 minutes, the point where she climbed off the previous day however from then on, Bussi stormed away for the final 20 mins so much so that she over 2 seconds up at 45 minutes and 4 seconds up at 50 minutes, which she held to the end to become the only woman to do so since the UCI changed its hour record rules in 2014.