Cero CRD38 carbon clincher wheelset review

Cycle Division’s Cero wheels provide good functionality at nice prices. We’ve liked other Cero wheels we’ve tested – what do we make of the CRD38 carbon clincher disc-brake wheelset?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Cero CRD38 carbon clincher wheelset is competitively light and offers high quality for its price, particularly when discounted. You can get adapters for different wheel standards. But it’s quite narrow, not tubeless ready and more prone to crosswinds than the best in class.

Reasons to buy
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    Well priced for a carbon wheelset – particularly when discounted

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    Adapts to all road hub standards

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not tubeless ready

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    Rims are narrow by modern standards

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    A bit heavier than claimed

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    Twitchy in crosswinds

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The CRD38 is a disc-brake wheelset with a disc-specific carbon clincher rim without a brake track. This allows the rim to be built lighter, saving weight and inertia when accelerating.

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Paul Norman

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.