Video: Six of the best lightweight wheelsets from Mavic, Shimano, Lightweight and more

Want to shed some weight? Lightweight wheels are a good upgrade to improve performance

Want to shed some weight? Lightweight wheels are a good upgrade to improve performance

Changing the wheels on your bike can make a big difference to the way it rides and handles. It’s also a good place to save some weight, especially if you want to tackle hills and mountains.

In this video, we’ve rounded up six of the best lightweight wheels from Shimano, Lightweight, DT Swiss, FFWD, Fulcrum and Mavic.

Our pick of the best light wheels

Weight Market price Review
Shimano Dura-Ace C24 1,421g £698.99 Read our review
Lightweight Mielenstein C Disc 1,370g £3,410.00 Read our review
DT Swiss PR 1400 Dicut OXiC 1,500g £659.99 Read our review
Fast Forward F3R 1,430g £949.99 Read our review
Fulcrum racing Zero carbon 1,348g £1,199.00 Read our review
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL 1,433g £1,421.10 Read our review

Which would you choose from this list? Let’s hear your thoughts below.

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David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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