The First Rule of Barfly is You Do Not Talk About Barfly.
I am going to clue you in on something here and I know that I am breaking the rule but I’m only doing it for readers of this blog. You and I have a deal, alright? You can not talk about the Barfly. Not to anyone.
What is the Barfly? It is a mount for your Garmin that attaches to your handlebar to move the position of your Garmin forward. It basically kicks those rubber bands Garmin provides you to the curb. In addition to having a great location, the pro look of the Barfly set-up will probably be banned by the UCI, due to it’s performance enhancing benefits. The intimidation factor alone is guaranteed to shoot you up to the podium in your local crits.
Ask 10 different cyclists what wheels you should get and you’re likely to get two dozen different answers. And for good reason. There are options for virtually every circumstance and even then there are different preferences.
My quest for great wheels lead me to skip the carbon (working with only $1,000 budget) and go with an aluminum rim. From there I was looking for a strong rim with decent aerodynamics that I could run tubeless on. I settled on HED’s Belgium C2 rims, proven yet innovative.
My buddy Ben pointed me towards Clive de Souza at Glory Cycles who hand builds a lot of wheels with C2 rims. I was able to catch up with Clive and describe what I was looking for and he helped me settle in on my hubs and some finishing touches. Chatting with Clive and bouncing ideas around was a great opportunity and left me feeling comfortable that I had made the right choice and was in good hands.
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