Summary

Upgrading your bike?s wheels is often the best modification you can make, saving weight and improving speed and handling. CW tests a diverse collection of nine wheelsets, encompassing all riding disciplines and budgets

Products

Verdict

  • roger dennison

    comparing ZIPP @ £1800 WITH MAVIC @ UNDER £400 DOES SEEM LIKE AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY
    LIKE SRAM RED WITH SHIMANO 105. WOULD LOVE SRAM/ZIPP [IN REALITY, DREAM ON]

  • SteveL

    As someone who has Hope hubs on my mountain bikes(s) and even the commuter after the last shimano hub exploded after a month, I’m reasonably confident that if there is one thing that the hope wheels will do well is have wheels that take abuse -from weather and cycling.

    From a mountain bike perspective, I don’t consider £315 to be budget/training; the MTB hope+mavics are happy with 4+ foot drops to sloped runoff on a full suss, while on the hardtail their many snakebites haven’t propagated to the rims.

  • roginoz

    my steel spokes are not SEXY ?? WHAT ??? Get a life reviewer saddo. Get this -its function not fashion .

  • Denis Bouchard

    Hi,

    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S weight is 1690 g not 1500g.
    Just check on Mavic web site.

  • JamesC

    I disagree. I own these, Ksyrium SLs, and Zipp 303 tubulars, and these are by far the best all-round wheels. Shop around (Evans) and they are £1500 not £1800, and that includes bags and tires. They are stiffer than the Ksyriums and Zipps, way more aero than the Ksyriums and on feel alone not far off the Zipps, and the braking is as good as the Ksyriums and way better than the Zipps (did you try them in the wet vs any other carbon wheels?). OK, they weigh the same as the Ksyriums and quite a bit more than the Zipps, but you don’t have to carry a spare tubular tire. So I’d heartily recommend them.