Edco Four-8 wheelset review

A smooth rolling wheelset to give you an aero advantage

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Edco's Four-8 wheels are a fast and versatile set of performance carbon wheels, with the wide oval rim profile providing a comfortable ride on rougher roads. The complete package is good, but these don't sit head and shoulders above the competitors in terms of weight and price.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable for the depth

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    Good handling

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    Quality finishing

Reasons to avoid
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    Weight/price doesn't stand out

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Edco’s Four-8 wheelset is, well, exactly what it says on the tin; a 48mm set of hoops. It’s a rim depth that lends itself to those looking for versatility, wheels that hold their own on the flats but still feel spritely on the climbs.

The first thing to say is that Edco’s all-rounders are available in both rim and disc versions. While the cycling industry seems to be heading in the single direction of disc brakes, I stuck with the tried and tested rim brake bike for this test.

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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).