On the road they’re free of flex so there are no signs of tell-tale brake rub when sprinting or honking on the bars on out of the saddle climbs. The braking performance, so often a downfall on full carbon rims, is strong, with a grab-free feel that’s good. It's not quite on a par with the likes of Zipp or Enve in out-and-out feel (though both of those cost not far from the Mekk’s complete bike price for a set) and you do get an occasional squeak under hard braking. In the wet they take a fraction longer than an alloy rim to take hold of slowing you down too, but they’re miles ahead of first generation carbon rims where braking was pretty woeful.
The Pista C1 combines our track race-fit from the Pista T1 with an all-new carbon-fibre monocoque frame. With the frame we took what we learnt with aerodynamics from our TriPro Carbon and applied it here. With an aero-profiled downtube, bladed rear wheel hugging seat tube and an off-set switchable aero-bladed seat post we've created a race-ready track machine for a fraction of the price of the competition and because we've built our track bikes for racers we even include 3 different sizes of chainring, so whatever your event you'll have the right tools for the job.