Handsling Ltd

operates within the cycling industry under a number of brand names

  • Handsling Media
  • Handsling Digital
  • Handsling Bikes
  • Handsling Racing

The Handsling

is a feature of some of track cycling's most spectacular events - the Madison and Six Day races. Multiple teams of paired riders compete in a spinning, swirling mass.

At first glance, chaos greets your eyes, but there is method to the madness: with the race taking place at the bottom of the track, one team member is always in the fray while the other recovers, slowly circling higher up the banking.

Once tired, or at a key tactical moment, the racing rider helps their rested teammate back into the race by grabbing their hand and, quite literally, slinging them back into the fray. Thus the team is able to maintain a higher overall speed and follow any attacks.

This is the Handsling - a 'helping hand up to speed' .

That makes 'Handsling' appropriate for what we do in more ways than one. Within the arenas in which we operate, Handsling also offers our customers - brands, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers - a 'helping hand up to speed'.

(Photo by Nick Rosenthal shows Kurt Betschart getting Bruno Risi up to speed with a handsling at the Ghent Six in 2003).

Handsling Bikes

manufacture custom painted carbon frames and fully built high end racing bikes to anyone who wants to ride something a bit different. Handsling Bikes also engage in contract work for 3rd parties.

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Handsling Digital

publish the product review site, CycleTechReview.com, and the epic rides site, BritishCycleSport.com, as well as other online projects on a contract basis.

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Handsling Media

provides business change and sales consultancy service specific to the cycling and action sports markets within the UK and Europe.

Handsling Racing

is a cycle racing team which competes in road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike events, mostly in the UK, though our riders do get about a bit and recently have competed in races in Qatar, Norway, Australia, Spain and the USA.

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HSC Ceramics

founded in 2003, are expert manufacturers of ceramic bicycle bearings that are of exceptional high quality and are very hard wearing. HSC hybrid ceramic bottom brackets are ideal if you desire a distinguishable performance upgrade over a standard bottom bracket or bearing.

HSC make some of the smoothest bearings available. HSC ceramic bearings are grade 3 silicon nitride (Si3N4) balls, matched with hardened steel races, and low-friction seals and retainers. The grade of the ball bearings refers to their sphericity; the lower the number, the closer the ball is to being perfectly spherical. The highest quality stainless steel ball used in bicycle applications is rated at grade 25, and many ceramic hybrid manufacturers use grade 5 ceramic balls.

Advantages over standard steel bearings are lighter weight, lower thermal expansion, less deformation under load, lower friction with reduced start and running torques, and reduced wear for longer life. Ceramic bearings allow you to cycle faster and for longer, with reduced effort.

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