Best carbon rim brake wheelset?

Wheels, Tires, Tubes, Tubeless, Tubs, Spokes, Hookless, Hubs, and more!

Moderator: robbosmans

Forum rules
The spirit of this board is to compile and organize wheels and tires related discussions.

If a new wheel tech is released, (say for example, TPU tubes, a brand new tire, or a new rim standard), feel free to start the discussion in the popular "Road". Your topic will eventually be moved here!
charirider
Posts: 339
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:00 am

by charirider

If you are true WW, then Ax Lightness Ultra 25T/28C models are the best you can get. Lighter than Lightweights.
If you just want a good deep profile wheelset, I would suggest Vision Metron SLs, especialy tubulars. I tried a lot of Zipp, Reynold, Mavic, C'Dale Hollowgram sets and Vision SL beats them all. Stiffest of them all and rolls super nicely. No wonder they get Sagan to the top when he rode for C'dale.
I never tried Campag Boras but they are presumably quite good. Also HED tubulars are great from what I've heard from other riders.
Enve is noodly (always rub brake pads) and bulging around spoke holes (same as Zipps) is not a sign of a good quality rims.

From Chinese stuff,
Elite Drive, Lun Hyper and Light Bicycle (custom) are good.

You choose.

If you want best of the best, I'd suggest to go with Gokiso Climber S-Spec hubs and Light Bicycle custom Falcon series rims.
2018 Cannondale SuperSix EVO 2 rim size 56 (raw stripped) 6.8kg
2014 Bridgestone Anchor CX6 Equipe size 55 (cyclocross) 9.6kg

eurostar
Posts: 490
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:19 pm
Location: London

by eurostar

If you want 28mm tyres and rule 105 compliance is there anything for rim brakes as good as Syncros Capital SL Aero? They would be my ultimate if I had disc brakes.

by Weenie


Visit starbike.com Online Retailer for HighEnd cycling components
Great Prices ✓    Broad Selection ✓    Worldwide Delivery ✓

www.starbike.com



octav
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:40 pm
Location: Bucharest

by octav

If you live near mountains, I would pick Bora anyday. Had friends go through all types of wheels, Bora is really the best in braking for rim.
If there are no big hills, climb; pick the one you like most as a design

EtoDemerzel
Posts: 298
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2023 4:13 pm

by EtoDemerzel

Lightweights are a fashion brand. The PNS of carbon hoops.
They are not premiere quality in any regard.

Post Reply