Lightweight Meilenstein wheels review

Lightweight Meilenstein wheels
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Result, I'm 0.2 seconds faster than the year before (well, not even Lightweight can perform miracles) but at least I didn't go slower, and being the wrong side of 40, I'll take that, but I don't want to give them back.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Light and stiff

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    Accelerate well

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Come at a cost

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Having exhausted absolutely every possible (legal) performance aid, losing weight and piling on yet more training, I was keen to throw the dice and see if I could get a few more personal bests thanks to Lightweight's new wheelset.

Now in its fourth generation, the Meilensteins have morphed out of the Standards. In effect, CarbonSports has completely reworked the wheels all the way from how the spokes locate in the rim wall to the actual profile. The area where the spoke enters the rim is lower and reprofiled to make it stiffer and less affected by crosswinds.

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