Giant SLR 1 Disc 65mm carbon wheelset review

Giant’s lower priced deep section wheels are an impressive package

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Giant’s lower priced deep section wheels add a pro look to your bike. They’re competitively light, stiff and reactive too, backing that up. But despite this, they were never harsh or nervy, lapping up the miles efficiently and enjoyably.

Reasons to buy
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Reasons to avoid
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    Some buffeting in crosswinds

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    Currently only Shimano 11-speed compatible

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The Giant SLR 1 Disc wheels comes with big sections: at 65mm deep, they’ve got the proper go faster look.

That’s paired to a 19mm internal rim width, so the 25mm Giant Gavia AC 0 tyres which we’ve ridden with the Giant SLR 1 Disc wheelset have a wide stance and a fairly flat transition to the rim, a feature that’s also likely to make the wheels more aero.

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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.