Rapha Partington Wheelset
Please note: This product is handmade by Partington here in Victoria, Australia. Lead times will vary, once deposit is made we will contact you with an update on lead times.
Wheels – equally essential to all bikes but not all wheels are created equal, especially not wheels from upstart Australian brand, Partington. To ride with Partington wheels is to experience an engineering epiphany, a sublime sensation that starts the moment you set out onto the road.
Partington wheels were conceptualized, designed, and are made only a stone’s throw away from Baum’s workshop. Values that are intertwined through dedication, hard work, and a drive to do things better, has allowed Partington to make wheels that are up there with the world’s best. With a focus on beautiful design they are a perfect match with the craftsmanship of Baum cycles. The R Series wheels is a culmination of nearly a decade of carbon composite research and development. At 1,200 grams, with a high stiffness-to-weight ratio, these tubeless ready wheels are ideal not only for the long climbs, but also for the fast technical descents, and everything in between.
Cycling and motorsport have always drawn close parallels, and that’s undoubtedly true of Partington. Originally a machinist, Jon became a design engineer, working on transmissions and powertrains for companies like Prodrive, Antonov, and eventually Ford, before returning to academia as a PhD scholar at Deakin University in Advanced Composites. That collective experience and dedication to knowledge set him on his path to founding Partington Wheels.