Cole C40 Lite wheelset review

We test Cole's carbon clincher C40 Lite wheels - can they justify the price tag?

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Wonderfully stiff and competitively lightweight, the Cole C40s really didn't disappoint. Great in a sprint, confident in the corners and decent on the climbs, there's not much to dislike about this wheelset apart from the price tag. At £1,700, it's potentially a deal breaker for most.

Reasons to buy
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    Very stiff

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    Competitive weight

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    Look great

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Reasons to avoid
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As a regular user of super shallow or box-section rims, it’s always a great feeling to jump on something a bit deeper for that extra bit of stiffness and speed you immediately get.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).