Strada Archetype/DT Swiss, 1,787g £435




  • Look great
  • Tubeless ready


  • Heaviest on test

Price as reviewed:


Easily the best-looking set of wheels here.

A stealth black braking surface and triangular rim profile look superb. They’re also the most exciting in terms of potential.

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A wide, tubeless ready rim, coupled with Strada’s knowledge of what riders really need, mean they can build a wheelset for any rider and any situation.

On this set-up I found the rims a tad harsh at regular pressures, but by lowering the psi, and even better, going tubeless with a slightly wider tyre, the ride experience excels.


It's a shame the black braking surface will eventually wear back to shiny alloy, as it ruins the overall stealth appeal, and they are the heaviest wheels on test too, losing a couple of points on an otherwise interesting set-up from a great company.