Interview: South Industries locally made carbon rims

We meet up with Nico and Stephan from South Industries at the Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair. These two guys are designing and making carbon rims in Cape Town. We sat them down to find out more about their new enterprise.

 

Check out the South Industries website here.




62 Comments

Bibi, Oct 23 2015 03:17

I love it !!!!!

We need more guys like this 

Bibi, Oct 23 2015 03:18

HANDGEMAAK !!!! YEEEEHAAAAAA

EK SMAAK 

Bibi, Oct 23 2015 03:19

LOCAL IS LEKKE JA 

Bibi, Oct 23 2015 03:22

may you guys do exceptionally well from here on forward 

Cippo, Oct 23 2015 03:25

Good luck with the future, now go make us some road hoops please.

Snow, Oct 23 2015 03:29

Very good to see!

Hilton., Oct 23 2015 03:36

Fantastic! Great to see. I do wish I was there at the Fair to feel a pair of these rims in my hands.

shaper, Oct 23 2015 03:52

outside of my price bracket, but wish them well with the venture!!

Mawbs, Oct 23 2015 03:52

awesome stuff, i think with a more reasonable set of Hubs and then were talking.

Mr X, Oct 23 2015 03:57

Wait, what is the price of these wheels? Surely local should be cheaper with the bad Rand? Or not?

Baaisikilist, Oct 23 2015 04:03

No Rim Only option...?

Mawbs, Oct 23 2015 04:03

R6350 a rim 

 

then 20k made up with tune hub 

 

and 21500 with an i9 hub

Mr X, Oct 23 2015 04:06

R6350 a rim 

 

then 20k made up with (  aaggg cant remeber hub )

 

and 29K with an i9 hub

 

Ouch local is lekker but not cheap.

Mawbs, Oct 23 2015 04:07

Ouch local is lekker but not cheap.

 

 

hmmm ya when you can get a set of Pyga Trailwide carbons with traillite hubs for 14500

Mr X, Oct 23 2015 04:13

Or some of these

 

https://www.bikehub....ss-29er-wheels/

Mawbs, Oct 23 2015 04:17

yep there are many options out there

nonky, Oct 23 2015 04:22

going to the fair to check them out

Hairy, Oct 23 2015 04:23

hmmm ya when you can get a set of Pyga Trailwide carbons with traillite hubs for 14500

you can also get a mass produced steel from overseas and a hand produced steel frame from a local builder .... the local guy is going to be a little more expensive, but you get craftmanship

droo, Oct 23 2015 04:25

Wait, what is the price of these wheels? Surely local should be cheaper with the bad Rand? Or not?

 

Where does the material come from? Not here, that's for sure...

Jewbacca, Oct 23 2015 04:31

I was going to say exactly what Hairy said.... Steel Momsen St-R for 3k or a hand built (handgemaak) piece of art from a Local builder.... 

 

The little bit of hipster in everyone wants some type of boutiquey xen craft hand made whatever to match their ear wax twizzled moustache.

raptor-22, Oct 23 2015 05:45

I have held these rims and inspected thoroughly. They are far better built than the pyga wheels. The rims are enve league.
They're stiffer laterally than almost any other similar carbon rim whilst retaining vertical compliance.
If I had R22k I spend it on the south industries with Chris king hubs. No contest

stringbean, Oct 23 2015 05:53

I brought myself in a set of these a few months ago. http://www.light-bic...ml#.VipW61pXeK0 Cost me less than 6K for 2 rims.Just putting it out there. Are you seriously telling me from holding the rims in your hands you can already tell they are enve quality?

rock, Oct 23 2015 06:45

they look really nice, but cant seem to  wrap my head around wheels that cost about the same as my current MTB bike.

the nerd, Oct 23 2015 08:24

Okes comparing these to pyga rims. Please.

Baaisikilist, Oct 23 2015 08:37

I have held these rims and inspected thoroughly. They are far better built than the pyga wheels. The rims are enve league.
They're stiffer laterally than almost any other similar carbon rim whilst retaining vertical compliance.
If I had R22k I spend it on the south industries with Chris king hubs. No contest


You could tell all that from just holding them...?