Prime RP-28 Carbon Clincher wheelset review

Chain Reaction Cycles' own wheel brand Prime launched last year with a wheel for every occasion. How does its RP-28 carbon clincher fare?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Prime has done a great job with its first stab at carbon wheels: these 28mm deep sections function equally well as race or training wheels. They are robust, fast-rolling and easy to live with day-to-day. A great upgrade wheel for those seeking some performance at a midweek crit.

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Carbon clincher wheelsets can be a horror. In really hot conditions they can overheat or in very wet conditions braking can become terrifyingly bad.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.