One question we are frequently asked on email is what is your lightest road-disk wheelset. It may be hard to pick them out from our wheels as we offer so many options but they are there if you know what to look for.
Map wheelset – aluminium rims with Centre-Lock straight-pull 24 hole hubs, CX-Ray spokes and aluminium nipples 1447g / £460
All the lightest options in our Map wheel build as above with the lowest weight of 1447g. If you want to change the build spec. you can, the links at the bottom take you to pre-configured wheels. The Map rims are used throughout these builds and weigh 440-450g each. They are stiff and tough in all hole counts, and suitable for all-round use.
Going for J-Bend hubs & spokes instead of straight-pull would add 43g with the centre-lock hubs. We’ve weighed these with thru axles and a Shimano freehub. quick release axles and end-caps weigh more but XD freehubs will reduce the weight by 15g. Brass spoke nipples add 31g over aluminium nipples for a build with a total of 48 spokes. We use quality Sapim aluminum nipples and don’t have any problems with them seizing, certainly no more than for brass spoke nipples. Upgrading to Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes from the already strong and light Sapim D-Light are the greatest cost for the least weight gain at 25g per wheelset offer an aero look and small aero advantage. Cost is an extra £70 per wheelset.
Map SL alu wheelset 1360g – £390
Similar to the Map wheelset above but using our Map SL rims with 21mm internal width. These are our lightest aluminium rims at 395g but they come with a recommended weight limit of 85kg but you can use this for cross-country or road / gravel bike in 650b or 700c.
Traildog XC alu wheelset 1427gSimilar to the Map wheelset above but using our Traildog alu XC25 rims with 25mm internal width so you can use this for cross-country or road / gravel bike in 650b or 700c. All parts, including the rims are the same weight as the Map wheelset in 700c/29er while the 650b rim comes in at 410g so saves 60g per wheelset making it a good option for running wide (especially 38mm or larger) tyres on.
The Gecko carbon wheelset uses our 360g, 21mm wide rims to make it one of our lightest wheelsets in any category at just 1267g for the straight-pull, centerlock version which is our most popular. These wheels are designed as a gravel wheelset but are equally at home on the road with 25mm or larger tyres. The only thing to bear in mind is the maximum tyre pressure of 80psi for this wheelset due to the hookless bead design of the rim.
Gecko carbon – from 1267g in 700c
£850 / 1247g