Lightweight Autobahn disc review

A time trial wheel so good that professional athletes will buy it and snub their free sponsored equipment. Here is our review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A very beautifully made wheel, that is ridiculously light and of exceptional quality. With wider tyres offering superior rolling resistance, the narrow design, which suits 19-21mm tyres is now a little antiquated.

Reasons to buy
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    Ridiculously light

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    Excellent Lateral stiffness

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    Ceramic bearings

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    DT Swiss 240 hubs are class leading

Reasons to avoid
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    Too narrow

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    Antiquated because of width

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    Only available as a tubular

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Is this the ultimate disc wheel? Considering the whopping price and the fact that professional teams (including BMC and Tinkoff) insist on purchasing it and using it even when not sponsored, it might be.

At a svelte 780g the advantage offered by the Lightweight Autobahn over other disc wheels is apparent whenever you need to accelerate, or the road heads uphill. I used the Lightweight Autobahn in a number of time trials and achieved a few personal bests.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.