Ramping up competition in the bike accessories space, comes the new Cosine own label brand from Wiggle. The Cosine brand represents a further own label offering from the online multisport retailer – as an addition to Wiggle’s DHB apparel and accessories range.
The addition of Cosine also continues a flurry of new product development initiatives from Wiggle. Recently, we have witnessed a move into cycle insurance and the addition of a dedicated app smartphone app.
Wiggle notes that its new Cosine wheelsets are meticulously designed and specified to offer riders the greatest performance gains for the best possible value. ‘Each wheel set is assembled to the highest standards using the finest components, materials and techniques.’
“In response to customer insight we are delighted to be launching our Cosine range of products, initially focusing on wheels and saddles, with a broader range to come in 2016,” said Jodie Shann at Wiggle.
“We have developed these Cosine products with leading manufacturers and they offer exceptional value on key products, for example the Cosine lightweight, aero profile Clincher 32mm road wheelset for only £250.”
A clean, understated design theme runs through the range. Wiggle adds that this lends an elegant, premium aesthetic to any bike build or kit theme. From 10K time trials, to gritty cyclocross races, high paced club rides and endurance sportives, Cosine wheelsets are billed as the most effective upgrade to transform the speed and feel of a bike.
Cosine Carbon Clinchers
Cosine carbon clincher rims are built around fast rolling 7075 alloy hubs with sealed cartridge bearings for ‘silky smooth, drag free operation’. The 11 speed freehub body offers rapid engagement. Lacing the wheels together are Sapim CX Delta spokes with an elliptical profile to lower air resistance. CN-14G brass nipples provide a secure and resilient anchor for a strong and durable build.
Cosine Carbon Clinchers are available in three depths calibrated to riding style. Whether a committed climber, versatile all-rounder or time trial specialist, Cosine Carbon Clinchers offer riders a weight saving advantage, increased aerodynamic performance and a premium aesthetic.
Designed to excel on steep climbs and twisty technical routes. A low rotational weight provides quick acceleration and a reactive feel.
Wheelset weight: 1580g
Designed to provide a blend of aerodynamic performance and agility; for versatile cyclists who tackle everything from undulating sportive courses to long, flat distance rides.
Wheelset weight: 1700g
The deeper 55mm rim profile is designed for speed and aerodynamics; for slicing through the air and maintaining a high pace on time-trials, road races and triathlon stages.
Cosine Alloy Clinchers
Cosine alloy wheelsets are positioned as the perfect platform for enjoying the roads all year round.
With a lightweight build, 32mm aero profile and sealed cartridge bearings, Cosine 32mm clinchers ‘excel on all-weather training rides, steep twisty sportive climbs and high paced club rides.’
Wheelset weight: 1485g
23mm Alloy Disc
With a 24mm wide profile, sealed cartridge bearings and 6-bolt disc mounts, Cosine 23mm Disc Clinchers bring the reliability and power of disc braking to CX/gravel bikes or an all-weather commuting machine.
Wheelset weight: 1506g
Aiming to offer outstanding value and dependable performance; with smooth rolling sealed bearings and black stainless spokes, Cosine 24mm Alloy Clinchers are positioned as being ideal for a winter training bike, speedy commuting machine or economic custom build.
Wheelset weight: 1832g
Founded in 1999 in Portsmouth, UK, Wiggle is now billed as ‘the biggest online cycling and trisports retailer in the world’, serving customers in over 100 countries. The company notes that it sells an extensive, yet carefully selected, range of sports products and brands through its websites and prides itself on only stocking goods that its staff have tested and can recommend – it only sells the ‘good stuff’!