Scribe Aero Wide 3850 wheelset review

An aero boost without a hefty weight penalty - we put Scribe's mid section wheels to the test

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Scribe has put a lot of thought into creating a wheel set that promises longevity and durability, with plenty of nods to consumer satisfaction - such as customisable bearing options and extra spokes and nipples supplied as standard. The rims themselves proved to be durable - though their bombproof quality comes at the loss of some compliance. You won't find any flex here, though, so if stiff is on your shopping list then these value for money hoops could be the perfect upgrade for you. 

Reasons to buy
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    Sturdy (crash tested!)

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    Lightweight for the rim depth

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    Plenty of customisation

Reasons to avoid
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    Lack compliance

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    Very noisy hub

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Upgrade wheels are big business, but these days they’re far from a territory saved just for big businesses. There’s an abundance of emerging wheel brands out there prepared to sell consumers improved aerodynamics and a drop in weight – and Scribe is one such manufacturer.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.