Parcours Chrono wheelset review - fast rolling and aero optimized

Front and rear deep section rims are designed individually to improve stability and reduce rider fatigue

A pair of Parcours Chrono aero road wheels
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Parcours Chrono wheelset is the perfect wheelset for anyone who wants to make the average speed of their rides faster or compete in road bike time trials. They aren’t the lightest or fastest at accelerating, but they are great value, handle brilliantly for such a deep rim, and feel genuinely fast.

Reasons to buy
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    Fast on the flats

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    Stable in crosswinds

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    Good value

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    Optimized for 28mm tires

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Reasons to avoid
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    Feels heavy on the climbs

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    Not the fastest accelerating

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The Parcours Chrono wheelset is a deep section option, with the front and rear wheels designed specifically to take into account the different yaw angle (the angle at which the air impacts the wheel) at which the wind hits them - something we're seeing increasingly often in many of the best road bike wheels.

As a result, the front has a wider and more U-shaped profile (as the yaw angles are higher) and the rear wheel keeps a more traditional narrower V-shape. According to Parcours the result is that the wheels are more aerodynamic than similarly deep wheels, whilst also being more stable in the wind. This promises to be both faster and also reduce the onset of fatigue, as the upper body isn’t having to utilise so much energy to stabilise the wheels.  

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