Prime RP-50 Tubular wheelset review

Young British hopeful Fred Wright pushes the Prime RP-50 Tubular wheelset to its limits in the rough and tumble of junior racing – and they perform exceptionally well

Prime RP-50 tubular
Cycling Weekly Verdict

So after a few big races on the Prime RP50s I’m very impressed with their performance. I expected the speed and stiffness but was pleasantly surprised by their durability in the face of everything that some tough junior road races threw at them. They are definitely worth the price, which is quite a bit lower than some better-known wheels. And they are certainly more crash resistant than my collarbone!

Reasons to buy
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    Relatively lightweight

Reasons to avoid
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    Quick release could be made more robust

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I was excited to be riding these wheels in some early-season junior races in Belgium and France, including the daunting Paris-Roubaix. I’d never raced on tubs and hoped they’d give me an edge on the rough roads. They’re not advertised as ‘Roubaix-ready’, but the wide rim and sizeable depth suggests the Prime RP-50 tubular wheels were perfect for my Vittoria Pavé tubular tyres, which fitted on very nicely.

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