With the project Ráfkárna I started to cooperated in May this year, when I decided to buy wattmeter. From the outset it was evident that I am dealing with real professionals in their field. The entire shop was held in perfect order and so I decided to try to use their training centre. Thanks to training plans I have achieved a noticeable increase in my watt values, thus I can say that this cooperation really works. (Increase FTP from 3.9 to 4.3). This improvement is then reflected on my results this season, because they can be evaluated as its most successful (placement in the TOP20 Championship for amateur cyclists, TOP10 location Golden Wheel Highlands - 100km TOP10 VC Energotis ...). Cooperation with Ráfkárna and Mr. Rybin was for me a definite step forward. It is a collaboration on a professional level, since it is based on years of experience of successful athlete.
Since the wires survived several tests of stiffness (two heavy crashes or sit of inattentive boy in the centre of the wheel), the product can be hardly criticised. I needed a strong and lightweight wheels to extreme conditions of short velodrome, so I left my wheels to be combined with the best hubs and wires in the market and it paid off. Own experience with the use of many other strings assured me that the Rafkarna wheels and wheels of well-known brand are quite comparable.
When buying rims Mr. Rybin said that I will be satisfied. As he had said, it happened, the transition to this rims was overwhelming, totally different ride, besides the good feeling of stiffness, timing improvement. I recommend them to all who does “real ride” and above. For attitude to the customer also I give an A.
I have traveled for about 500 km on my new wheels. I was worried because of my height and weight 191/88 of sufficient rigidity. Meanwhile it goes smoothly and it feels good. Overall evaluation will be after the season. Delivery was a little late, but the approach is totally cool.