3 high end wheelsets in test

German magasine Tour, november edition, has been released. They tested the three best wheelsets of the world.
Lew Racing, Lightweight Standard Generation 3 and the Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate are in this test. The results are
very interesting and the Lew wheels, although being super light, were amazingly stiff and fast.
Here are their test results:

  LewRacing Pro VT-1 Lightweight Standard III Mavic Cosmic Carbon Ultimate
Price per pair (germany): 4,499 Eur 2,750 Eur 2,300 Eur
Spokes front – rear 16/20 20/20 20/20
Testing values
Aerodynamics (30/40/50km/h): 5.1/12.0/23.4 W 5.3/12.6/24.6 W 4.9/11.7/22.9 W
Moment of inertia: 77 J 87 J 95 J
Front stiffness: 45 N/mm 72 N/mm 55 N/mm
Rear stiffness: 50 N/mm 49 N/mm 59 N/mm
Rim (width x height): 20 x 46 mm 20 x 53 mm 21 x 40 mm
Weight front – rear – pair: 370 – 529  – 899g
483 – 620 –1103g 512 – 693 – 1205g
Weight limit: 85 kg (Clydesdale version available also) 110 kg none

Since the magasine in the newspaper kiosk, go ahead and buy it if you are close from the border or simply suscribe.

The super light weight wheels Lew Racing performed very well in this test and won a few days ago their first UCI classic in Australia:

Photo ©: Malcolm Sawford / Cyclingnews.com

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