The six model Cosine wheel range runs from 55mm deep carbon clinchers through to value aluminium

Three carbon clinchers

Wiggle is taking on the named brands with its new wheel range. Top of the tree is its range of three carbon clinchers, all of which retail at £600. As is the design trend, they all have wider rim sections with 23.4mm outside and 19mm inside width and come with rounded profiles.

Carbon clinchers come in three depths up to 55mm

Carbon clinchers come in three depths up to 55mm

They differ in rim depth though, with the deepest being the 55mm deep rims which weigh a claimed 1775 grams. The wheelset is aimed at racing, time trials and triathlon riders.


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Next size down is the 45mm deep section. With a claimed weight of 1700 grams, Wiggle pitches this wheelset as more of an all-rounder, good for sportives and distance riding. Finally there’s a 30mm deep profile weighing 1580 grams. This is claimed to provide quick acceleration for sprints and be good for climbing. Availability of carbon wheels is expected from 19 November.

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Wiggle says that the Cosine’s braking surface is durable and heat-resistant and supplies the wheels with carbon-specific brake pads. The hubs are alloy with sealed cartridge bearings and the wheels are built up with 20 front and 24 rear Sapim CX Delta spokes with DT nipples.

Three alloy wheelsets too

The alloy range starts off with a 32mm deep, 21.5mm wide wheelset which weighs 1485 grams and retails at £250. Next down the range is a disc wheelset priced at £180, with a 23mm deep profile an asymmetric profile and 24mm width.

The hubs are 6-bolt disc compatible with the wheels being designed for cyclocross and gravel bikes or for all-weather commuting. Finishing off the new range is a 24mm deep, 21mm wide alloy wheelset, priced at £70.

32mm alloy wheels are tubeless ready

32mm alloy wheels are tubeless ready

All use black stainless steel spokes, with the non-disc wheels having 20 front and 24 rear, while the disc wheelset has 24 front and rear. Alone among Cosine’s offerings the 32mm alloy wheelset is tubeless ready.

And Lifeline tyres

At the same time, LifeLine – another of Wiggle’s in-house brands – has announced a line of tyres. This starts with a 235 gram 60 threads per inch folding tyre available in 23mm and 25mm widths and priced at £10.

Lifeline's Prime Race tyres have a 120tpi casing and kevlar puncture protection

Lifeline’s Prime Race tyres have a 120tpi casing and kevlar puncture protection

For £16, the Prime Race tyre ups the thread count to 120tpi, drops the weight to a claimed 219 grams for a 23mm and adds a Kevlar puncture protection belt. At the same price, the Prime Armour tyre ups the weight to 285 grams and adds extra puncture protection with a bead-to-bead casing as well as the Kevlar belt.

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LifeLine also offers a commuter tyre in 26 inch and 700c sizes for £15 and a more armoured version with extra protection in 700c only for £18.

  • Systema

    The tyres are made by ChaoYang and the LifeLine Prime Race is the ChaoYang H-486 Flyfish / Cobra.

  • Dainius Dilba

    I have Novatec Jetfly HD alloy wheels that are 32mm and 1435gr and they are awesome!

  • whatusernamedoesntexsist

    This one mentioned in the article “The alloy range starts off with a 32mm deep, 21.5mm wide wheelset which weighs 1485 grams and retails at £250.” Sorry misstyped the weight

  • SeanMcCuen

    to what aluminum wheel set are you referring?

  • James

    On 2nd thoughts, i’d be very skeptical of the 1475g. That’s very light for an alloy rim that size.

  • James

    What about weights for the cheaper 2 wheelsets?

  • James

    It’s possible that they really want to sell the alloy one due to bigger markup etc & have put the carbon one out there so people are tricked into thinking they got an awesome deal.

  • noob_sauce

    Aerodynamics? But I honestly thought the same thing as you when I read the copy.

  • whatusernamedoesntexsist

    Genuine question. Why would you buy a 1580g 30mm Carbon wheelset for £600 when £250 buys you a 32mm 1475g alloy one?