Well, it depends on the brand.
The plan with this article initially was to write a tech question: “should you buy an open mould frame?”
However, having spent an hour each speaking to UKSI, GB Hope track bike and Pinarello legend Dimitris Katsanis, plus former third-party manufacturer turned Factor CEO Rob Gitelis, it felt like more of a deep-dive into the options than a Yes/No sort of question.
We discussed innovation, quality control, materials, factory conditions – and the basic “but I want one” argument.
This ~3,000 word feature is the product of about 5,400 words of transcribed quotes. There was a lot of stuff I wanted to leave in, but had to cut out to save from breaking the rules of internet attention spans. So you can bet that there’s more content coming on a similar theme.
Check it here.