We favor building road wheels around the HED Belgium C2 rim and a quality hub from DT Swiss or Chris King to achieve a balance between durability, performance, and affordability. This style of wheel tends to offer a high value with great performance. The wider profile of the HED Belgium rim offers an unmatched ride quality in the market. This rim is also durable and very serviceable when paired with a traditional J-bend DT Swiss spoke.
Enve Composites is an industry leader in the world of carbon fiber wheels, components, and bicycle frame tubes. Enve is most notable for their new SES (Smart Enve System) line of wheels where the wheel rim depth is varied at front and back, as is the rim width. At the heart of SES concept lies the idea that making a wheelset light and aero is not good enough. In addition to low weight, aero benefits, and instant acceleration, Enve is one of the few companies making wheels that give a rider more stability, particularly in winds of varying angles, by planting the front wheel to the ground with a wider front rim width.
We feel strongly that Mavic offers the highest quality pre-built wheels on the market. With over 125 years of engineering behind their products we know we are offering our customers the best possible blend of performance, weight, durability, and value with a wheelset from Mavic. For instance, we believe the Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 C carbon clincher achieves the best balance between a carbon wheel that is light, rotates smoothly, and provides superior brake performance. We also believe the new Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc wheel checks all the boxes for a road disc wheel that again blends light weight, performance, and value.
We offer the following wheels for test rides:
- CBS Built HED Belgium C2
- Enve SES 3.4 (rim and disc brake)
- Enve SES 4.5
- Enve M50
- Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc
- Mavic Cosmic Carbon 40 C