Not sure which of our carbon wheels are right for you? We've put together this handy guide to help you make the right choice!
Aero Over Weight
Contrary to belief, carbon wheels in deeper depths don’t typically provide a weight saving over alloy wheels. Carbon wheels generally are advantageous over alloy as they feature better aerodynamic properties. This is the general understanding in every scenario other than mountainous rides, which not everyone has regular access to!
Generally, more noticeable on flatter open stretches of road, cross winds will be noticeable on carbon wheels as they offer more area for a gust to catch your bike. This feeling is quiet unsettling, and will affect all deeper wheels to some extent, but wheels above 40mm in depth are where you’ll feel this more than others.
35MM- Ideal if you spend a lot of time climbing but want a wheel with noticeable aerodynamic properties on the flats and descents, then this set is the one. Also, the most forgiving wheelset here and will also be less noticeable in crosswinds. Obviously, being a shallower rim, this one will also suit the weight conscious
45MM- The jack of all trades; this wheel sits right in the middle, offering aerodynamic properties that will suit riders who want to see increased gains mainly on the flats/descents, but also light enough to carry speed on the ascents.
55MM- If you’re looking for all out speed on the flats and if you race, then this wheelset is the one, though take note that obviously cross winds will affect these more than the other two. Being deeper, they’ll be stiffer though, so expect a less forgiving ride, but if you’re looking to up your speed and hit those PB’s on more horizontal terrain, then click add on these.