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Continental GP4000S

Running these on our commute to and from work saw the Continentals cope with a multitude of weather and road conditions with ease. Conti’s ‘Black Chili’ compound has been around…

Score 9


Challenge Elite Open Road £35

We struggled getting this classic-styled, gum-walled tyre onto the rim, but once on we found the herringbone tread really aided grip in all conditions. When combined with a lightweight latex…

Score 8


Michelin Pro4 Service Course

Now in its fourth generation, Michelin’s Pro Service Course seems to have really nailed the balance of rolling resistance, grip and durability. Despite being relatively light, the Pro4s were surprisingly…

Score 9


Vittoria Open Corsa SC

If you want that classic gum-walled look with modern technology then Vittoria’s Open Corsa could be the tyre for you. Like a few of the other tyres on test, the…

Score 8


Rubena Phoenix Racing Pro

Our expectations weren’t too high for these relatively low-budget tyres, but after our sister magazine CW raved over Rubena’s heavier, all-purpose Syrinx tyre we wanted to test their more race-focused…

Score 9


Fizik Superlight bar tape

Listed as just 2mm thick, Fizik’s Superlight bar tape is made from MicroTex and manages to combine being incredibly thin with enough flexibility to give a good fit. Unlike a…


Rubena Syrinx Racing Pro tyre

The Syrinx, from 
Czech manufacturer Rubena, is pitched 
as a training tyre so we’ve been pleasantly surprised by its 
wet and dry performance and excellent rolling resistance. The tyres have…


Vittoria Pista CS Elite

It might seem a tricky task to complete a ‘100 miles later’ test on a velodrome, but with local track leagues kicking off recently, it’s been the ideal time to…

Score 9


Enve 3.4 SES

When it comes to technical info, Enve definitely goes for a ‘more is more’ approach. And when you’re asking £2,500 for a set of wheels that’s a good job too.…

Score 9


Reynolds Stratus Pro

Stratus Pros are the top aluminium-rimmed road wheels on offer from Reynolds. At a claimed 1,445g, they are light and extremely stiff, meaning they spin up to speed quickly and…

Score 7


3T Accelero 40 Team

On paper, 3T’s Accelero wheelset looks perfect for those wishing to use their ‘best’ wheels throughout the summer months and not just for events. Bucking the trend for full carbon…

Score 6


Dymag 38mm carbon

Already an established name in the highest echelons of motorcycle racing, Dymag’s first foray into the world of cycling came with a suitably high level of expectation. However, first impressions…

Score 3


Hope Hoops Stans Alpha Pro 2 Evo

Hope Technology has a strong mtb background, so we were confident in its ability to make a strong set of disc wheels for the road. Hope’s Pro Evo hubs have…

Score 9


Rolf Prima Alpha

Handbuilt in Oregon USA, Rolf claims the Vigor Alpha is the fastest alloy wheelset on the market. The 33mm-deep Delta aero rim has a chunky width of 22mm, which is…

Score 9


Zipp Firecrest 202

Updated for 2014, the 202 is the same 32mm shallow-section carbon clincher rim that we’ve had great experiences with in the past. What’s been altered is the rear hub, and…

Score 8


Swiss Side Gotthard

“Designed to take on rough roads or the heavier rider,” so goes the sales blurb. Well, with much of my riding taking place on the battered Surrey lanes and the…

Score 9


Fulcrum Racing 5

Updated to accommodate Shimano’s 11th sprocket, the latest Racing 5 wheelset promises a little more than merely space for the extra gear. Other improvements of the new design are said…

Score 8


Cole Rollen Lite

When we first spotted these wheels, they had been reduced to £142.99. Now, at the time of writing, they’re down to £120, some 45 per cent off the already very…

Score 10


Shimano RS81 C35

Typically pitched as Ultegra-level, the RS81 is a ‘non-series’ wheel, meaning it’s of a similar quality but doesn’t carry the name. The RS81 uses a carbon laminate rim, so, in…

Score 8


FFWD F9T Track

On looks alone, it is easy to see why these 90mm deep-section carbon wheels are the mainstay of European six-day races.

Score 10