Kit Upgrade: Wheels

When it comes to kit upgrades you can’t make a smarter move than a new set of wheels

Posted: 28 April 2011

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SRAM S60 Clincher Wheelset

Type: Semi carbon clincher
SRP: £499 (front), £599 (rear)
Weight: 1,850g (claimed)
Tyres used: Ultremo R 23 mm clinchers
Features: The SRAM S60 clincher wheelset is billed as a versatile 'does it all' option. 

The Ride:
These wheels are certainly aero but they are not lightweight, and without cost you can't really have both. They are pitched at the improver - someone who wants to get more out from the effort he or she puts in. It will help if you're a slightly stronger rider with more power to get these heavier wheels up to speed; our light tester found he constantly had to reapply
the pressure to maintain momentum.

Once at pace or on slight downhills, the wheels fairly whistled along. Despite the 60mm profile section the wheels were not affected by crosswinds, unlike some of the other hoops. This is possibly due to the bulging shape, which stops the wind getting hold and tugging the rim. The only real downside of these wheels is that they come with a rider weight limit of 80kg; if you're under that then they could be just the ticket.

Buy them if: You're a powerful improver
Forget them if: You're a smaller rider who would benefit more from a lighter wheelset


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