German carbon wheel specialist Lightweight, as used by Team Ineos at the Tour de France this summer, has launched new Generation EVO wheels.
Generation EVO represents an update to four models in its current line-up and brings disc brake and tubeless compatibility.
The rims also feature all-new carbon fibre layups with the spokes made with “special CRGP fibres”, changes which now enable the company to say the wheels are fit for gravel and cyclocross riding. They do have a 120kg max system weight, that’s rider and bike together.
Lightweight says the new wheels are “more stable, more durable and more efficient but also more versatile than ever.”
The Meilenstein is the wheelset used by Tea Ineos this summer and is the company’s lightest wheelset. The Meilenstein EVO weighs a claimed 1,380g and costs £4,499.
The Wegweiser EVO is aimed at climbing duties with a lower profile rim. It weighs a claimed 1,450g and costs £3,499
The Fernweg EVO is an aerodynamic wheelset with a choice of two deep section rim profiles. The 63mm wheelset weighs 1,695g and the 85mm is 1,765. They cost £7,319.
These are welcome but long-overdue updates from Lightweight, but with these prices are they just pricing themselves out of a seriously competitive carbon wheel market?
More info at https://lightweight.info/gb/en/generation-evo
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.