WHEEL TEST: the best upgrades

Summary

Upgrading your bike?s wheels is often the best modification you can make, saving weight and improving speed and handling. CW tests a diverse collection of nine wheelsets, encompassing all riding disciplines and budgets

Products

Wheel test, 3t, carbon

3T Accelero 60 Team Stealth £1,249.99

3T Accelero 60 Team Stealth wheelset £1,249.99

£1249.99

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Shimano Dura Ace C75

Dura-Ace C75 wheelset £2,499

Dura-Ace C75 wheelset £2,499

£2499.00

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Mavic Ksyrium elite

Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S £390

Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S wheelset £390

£390

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Stans no tubes ZTR Alpha 340 comp

Stans No Tubes ZTR Alpha 340 Comp £490

Stans No Tubes ZTR Alpha 340 Comp wheelset £490

£490.00

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Hope Hoops PRO3 RS Mono

Hope Hoops Pro3 RS Mono £315

Hope Hoops Pro3 RS Mono wheelset £315

£315.00

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Reynolds 58 aero and 72 aero

Reynolds 58 Aero and 72 Aero clinchers F: £944.99, R: £1,209.99

Reynolds 58 Aero and 72 Aero clinchers F: £944.99, R: £1,209.99

£2154.98

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Xentis 4.2 squad clincher

Xentis 4.2 Squad clincher £2,099.99

Xentis 4.2 Squad clincher wheelset £2,099.99

£2099.99

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Bontrager Race TLR Tubeless Ready

Bontrager Race TLR (tubeless-ready) F: £109.99, R: £119.99; Road TLR conversion kit £139.99

Bontrager Race TLR (tubeless-ready) F: £109.99, R: £119.99; Road TLR conversion kit £139.99

£229.98

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Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40c

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40c £1,800

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40c wheelset £1,800

£1800.00

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Verdict

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