Top quality, race-specific wheels can be one of the most desired (but expensive) items on a triathletes wish list. For many, that up-front cost can be a bridge too far, but there is another way to get your hands on the fastest kit for that special race day… rental.

Chantal Cummings is a very speedy British Pro triathlete, winner this year of the Ayia Napa Middle Distance Triathlon (HERE), and currently leading the points standings in the Spirit Triathlon Series… with Alpe d’Huez Long Course coming up later this week.

We got her to trial first-hand the wheel hire experience through Kudos Wheels ( and report back on the process for us. With a Zipp Super-9 disc and Zipp 808 NSW front wheel to add to her speedy Orbea Ordu bike (pictured above), she certainly had a machine that would match her own athletic talents.

Read the full review on Tri247 here

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