Giant SLR 1 Disc Full Carbon 42 wheels review

Giant's second-string 'Wheelsystems' are impressively light, fast and judging by the SLR 1 Disc Full Carbon 42s are a super upgrade to any bike at a very competitive price

Giant SLR 1 Disc Full Carbon 42 wheels
Cycling Weekly Verdict

This is a good a wheelset as you’ll find at this price. Design, build quality, weight and aesthetics are everything you could hope for. However, bear in mind Giant's advice if you plan on running them with clinchers rather than tubeless.

Reasons to buy
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    Tubeless ready, even set up with tyres fitted if required

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    Competitively priced

Reasons to avoid
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    Clincher tyres can be tricky to fit and seat

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Giant is now producing wheels that are as good as any currently on the market, with the Sunweb pro team riding the top-level ones as proof. What’s more, as one of the earliest champions of disc brakes, it’s a pretty safe bet that a set of disc-specific Giant wheels will be more than fit for purpose.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.