Syncros Capital SL Aero wheels made me faster, on fewer watts

Were these faster than stock wheels on the road? Well, one ride used eight watts less and was 2.4kph faster

Syncros Capital SL Aero wheels
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Syncros has created a state-of-the art wheelset, with a genuinely impressive weight and proven aero savings on the road. All of this comes at a price - but if you've got the cash ready, we'd thoroughly recommend these.

Reasons to buy
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    State-of-the-art monocoque design

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    Undeniably fast

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    Reassuringly stable

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    Genuinely superlight

Reasons to avoid
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The Syncros Capital SL Aero wheels, with their curious carbon monocoque design, are at the cutting edge of road bike wheel development, a superlight solution for riders prepared to invest heavily in their quest for speed. 

They’re a distant descendant of Syncros’s Silverton mtb wheels, the Scott-owned brand’s first one-piece carbon-fibre wheelset launched back in 2018. Those off-road hoops were ridden to victory by Tom Pidcock at the Tokyo Olympics, and carried Nino Schurter to multiple World Cup victories, so the Capitals come with a fine pedigree. 

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.