Lightweight Meilenstein Carbon Clincher Wheelset (Preloved)
They did it. It took them to Gen 4, or Generation Four, the fourth iteration of their ground-breaking lay-up, mold, and design. This is a great thing for everybody. It improved on the Standard, giving it more strength, a better shape for cutting through the wind, and more lateral stiffness to better harness your energy. Possibly most importantly for a clincher wheel, the latest lay-up minimizes heat build-up, which runs the rim at a lower temperature under heavy braking. This is good for the brake pads, for brake performance, and for both structural integrity and preventing blowouts. You can descend the Alps in confidence on these hoops.
What makes the Meilenstein is the balance that Lightweight achieved with the wheel. It is light: 520g front, 660g rear for the sixteen front spoke, twenty rear. It is aero, 47.5mm deep, 20mm wide. It is laterally stiff: the spokes run from the rim, around the hub, back to the rim, and are epoxied into place. The rear spokes are wrapped at the crosses for even more lateral stiffness, which means more of your energy goes into moving the wheel forward. Lateral stiffness also means that both standing on the pedals and hard cornering are easier. And if you want a stiffer front wheel, you can opt for a twenty-spoke front, which bumps up the weight 20g but lots more lateral rigidity.
Lightweights feature an integrated magnet in the rim: you won't need to risk spokes, ruin wheel balance or disturb aerodynamics by putting a magnet on the spokes. There's also an integrated microchip with wheel data on it. Part of the reason is for tracking. But there's much more.
Using the Lightweight brake pads, included with the wheels, are also part of the warranty. The wheels also come with Lightweights steel quick releases: they weigh all of 45g for the set. They come with plastic Lightweight Tire Levers—don't use metal tire levers, ever. And they come with a double wheel bag.
The Lightweight Meilenstein Clincher: because the standard should be ridden every day in every way.
CASSETTE COMPATIBILITY: 11 Speed (Shimano)
BRAKE SURFACE: Carbon
WHEEL SIZE: 700c
RIM MATERIAL: Carbon
TIRE TYPE: Clincher
RIM DEPTH: 53mm/53mm
RIM WIDTH: 19.5mm (External)
SPOKE COUNT: 16/20
Includes Lightweight QR skewers, wheel bags and brake pads
Limited 3 Month "Preloved" Warranty
Max Rider Weight + Luggage
Mfr Claimed Weight