The same is true of the wheel choice. If you asked us what wheelset we would expect to find on a bike of this price then our default would be Mavic ’s Aksium Race – well built, hardwearing and not weighty. The Primo arguably deserves a lighter wheelset, but for a solid, everyday-use wheel the Aksium is one of the best around. Rather than going the all-Mavic route (Aksium wheels with Aksion boots) Mekk has shod the hoops in Continental’s mid-range Grand Sport Race – a hardwearing quality set of rubber with plenty of all-weather grip and good puncture resistance. It’s good to see Mekk go for 25mm too, the extra width better for poor surfaces.