4ZA Cirrus Clincher wheelset review

4ZA Cirrus Clincher wheelset
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The bladed steel-spoked wheels (20 radial front and 24 two-crosslaced rear) will be too stiff for some, but great for powerful or heavier riders who have previously struggled to find a robust pair of wheels at a reasonable price. Available in 10 and 11-speed to suit both Campagnolo and Shimano.

For
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    Good acceleration

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    Stiff

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    Robust

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    Reasonable price

Against
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    No much

Getting a decent set of wheels for under £400 is a tall order - inevitably bringing the ‘strong, light and cheap' equation to the fore.

However Belgium-based Forza (4ZA), is pretty close to answering it with the aluminium Cirrus clincher.

Weighing just 1,600g a pair, they hold their own with more expensive brands and this is noticeable when riding.

They accelerate reasonably swiftly and hold speed well, too. In part, this is down to their inherent stiffness.

Hannah Bussey
Hannah Bussey

Hannah Bussey is Cycling Weekly’s longest serving Tech writer, having started with the Magazine back in 2011.

She's specialises on the technical side of all things cycling, including Pro Peloton Team kit having covered multiple seasons of the Spring Classics, and Grand Tours for both print and websites. Prior to joining Cycling Weekly, Hannah was a successful road and track racer, competing in UCI races across the world, and has raced in most of Europe, China, Pakistan and New Zealand. For fun, she's ridden LEJoG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, win 24 hour mountain bike race and tackle famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.