Lew racing makes the most advanced rims available. It’s
obvious. When they update them, you always wonder how they can possibly improve on them…
Here’s the good news for next year.
Now we’ve been through the headlines, let’s see if the finish of the rims – a weak point for previous versions – is better. We can confirm a marked aesthetic improvement : the rim and its
large logos are darker and glossier, discreet and very classy. This will please those who favour wheels with the stealth look! The wall flanges and the tubular bed are far nicer, it seems
like the fibres are better placed and the imperfections of the first versions have almost all gone.
|Depending on lighting and viewing angle, the material texture logo is clearly visible or stealth. The new version is on the left below with the bigger logo.
Unexpectedly, the camera flash shows a few interesting things: it revealed the carbon/boron fibre. The visible fibre is very special. It doesn’t look like the normal unidirectional fibre.
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The weight of the rim is definitely amazing. 268g for a 46mm deep rim in 24 holes mean the best weight/height ratio on the market! Normally such light rims
Two rims comes with a double wheelbag to hold the complete wheelset. It is very high quality, actually just like the rims. The center part has a high density foam to protect the hub axles
In conclusion, it seems like Lew Racing have pushed the limits even further. Now, we are able to build custom aero wheels for less than 880g… could we imagine this some years ago…? Stay
tuned, we have some 900/1000g handbuilt wheelsets to present soon.
Oh, did I forget something? The Lew Racing custom rim buildup program price has come down: $2495 USD against $2995USD. For those who are not aware of it, these are built with Tune