Want to shed some weight? Lightweight wheels are a good upgrade to improve performance

Want to shed some weight? Lightweight wheels are a good upgrade to improve performance

Changing the wheels on your bike can make a big difference to the way it rides and handles. It’s also a good place to save some weight, especially if you want to tackle hills and mountains.

In this video, we’ve rounded up six of the best lightweight wheels from Shimano, Lightweight, DT Swiss, FFWD, Fulcrum and Mavic.

Which would you choose from this list? Let’s hear your thoughts below.

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David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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cro2 [7 posts] 1 year ago
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Of all the wheels presented here I know I will never buy the Lightweights - not only because of the price, but due to its construction. I really see no reason in building a wheel that cannot be repaired in case of a crash (during one races I wittnessed one guy who scrappped his wheel for this reason) or even a pothole slam.

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HLaB [106 posts] 1 year ago
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cro2 wrote:

Of all the wheels presented here I know I will never buy the Lightweights - not only because of the price, but due to its construction. I really see no reason in building a wheel that cannot be repaired in case of a crash (during one races I wittnessed one guy who scrappped his wheel for this reason) or even a pothole slam.

 

They replace them but I don'tthink I'll be finding out how good the service is either