New mid-depth British-built wheels

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Revolver Kronostok 350 wheels

Pros:

  • Very comfortable
  • Great braking
  • Good value
  • Plenty of build options

Cons:

  • A little heavy
  • Not the stiffest

Product:

Revolver Kronostok 350 wheels

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£849.99
This product is featured in: Road bike wheels buyer’s guide (videos).

If you’re looking for a pair of good all-round carbon wheels that are not limited to just one terrain, then the Revolver Kronostok 350s are a very good option.

>>> Buyer’s guide to road bike wheels (video)

Slightly confusingly, the name that Revolver has given this wheel refers to the hub rather than the rim depth, so the Revolver Kronostok 350s come with a DT Swiss 350 hub, but are available in four different depths (38mm, 50mm, 60mm, and 88mm). There are also the Revolver Kronostok 240s, which come with a DT Swiss 240 hubs, and the same choice of rim depths.

revolver kronostok wheels braking surface

The braking surface performs well whatever the weather

We tested the shallowest option of the Revolver Kronostok 350s, which performed admirable over all terrains. The total weight of 1645g means their quite a bit heavier than other wheels of a similar depth (such as the Enve 3.4s), but this can partly be explained by looking at the price of the impressive price of the Revolvers. The weight also doesn’t hold seem to hold them back when climbing, with sharp acceleration even on steep gradients.

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However the Revolver Kronostok wheels are far from the stiffest on the market. Swing the bike from side to side in a sprint and it’s not hard to generate brake rub, although once up to speed, the Revolver Kronostok do manage to do a decent job of helping you stay there.


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But where the Revolver Kronostok 350 wheels really excel is on comfort. These are some of the most comfortable carbon wheels I’ve ridden, with the whopping 27mm wide rim doing a great job of coping with rough road surfaces when combined with a 25mm or even a 28mm tyre.

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The braking is also pretty good. I rode the Revolver Kronostok in some pretty dodgy conditions over a winter of testing, and found the wet weather braking to be at least on a par with more expensive carbon wheels when used with the supplied brake pads.

revolver kronostok 350 wheels dt swiss hub

The Revolver Kronostok wheels are available with Shimano or Campagnolo freehubs

The Revolver Kronostok 350 wheels also have every base covered when it comes to compatibility. They’re available as clincher (which is also tubeless ready) or tubular, Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo, and even as a disc brake wheel.

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With regards to maximum rider weights, the 38mm versions tested here come with a maximum weight of 95kg, although that goes up to 110kg if you’re ruding the 88mm options

For more details visit the Revolver website.

Verdict

The Revolver Kronostok 350 wheels have a huge range of build options to let you create your dream wheelset. They're very comfortable over rough roads with good braking whatever the conditions. If they were only a little bit lighter they would be very hard to fault.

Details

Rim Depths:38mm (tested), 50mm, 60mm, 88mm
Rim Format:Clincher (tubeless ready), Tubular
Freehub:Shimano/SRAM, Campagnolo (8,9, 10, 11-speed)
Brake:Caliper, Disc
Weight (front):737g
Weight (rear):908g
Weight (total):1645g
Contact:www.revolverwheels.co.uk
  • Andrew Bairsto

    I would have thought that 1645 grams was pretty light I see the only downside that being the price.