Cero ARD23 Disc wheels review
We've tested the ARD23 disc wheelset from Cycle Division's own brand Cero. They come in at a penny under £400 and provide plenty of adaptability as well as light overall weight.
A well priced, good quality disc braked wheel upgrade with modern features and lots of adaptability
Adaptable to any axle spec
19mm internal rim width
Shallow rim section
Priced at just a penny under £400, I have to say that I wasn't expecting anything spectacular from the Cero ARD23 Disc wheels. However I was very surprised with the level of performance, and these are certainly excellent wheels to go for if you want to upgrade your disc brake wheels without breaking the bank.
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Despite the sub-£400 the Cero ARD23 Disc wheels still come packed with all of the features and future-proofing that you get on much more expensive wheelsets. One of the problems with buying disc brake wheels is that there are so many axle standards knocking about that it's hard to know which ones will still be around in a few years time, and if you've got two disc brake bikes, then they might be compatible with different axles, possibly making it impossible to switch wheels between bikes.
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Out of the box, the Cero ARD23 Disc wheels are designed to be run with quick releases, but if you want to use them with thru-axles, then the manufacturers will throw in the relevant adaptors for free. The front wheel adaptors are available in the increasingly prevalent 12 x 100mm as well as 15 x 100mm, while the rear wheel adaptors are available in either 12 x 135mm or 12 x 142mm. It's also nice and easy to switch the adaptors, which is good.
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The rims also tick all the boxes that you should expect when buying a disc brake wheelset. These rims haven't just been taken from a rim brake wheel, but have been specifically designed to cope with disc brakes.
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The internal width of the Cero ARD23 Disc wheels is 19mm, which is above average, and means that these wheels are well up to date with the trend for wider and wider rims, and also means that they work very well when combined with wider tyres.
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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