News Flash: Planet X Carbon Clinchers win Best Wheel Under £1000 in Bike Radar Group Test!
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At last! The result of extensive testing by Planet X's resident cycling legend Mark Lovatt, these 60mm carbon clincher wheels are fast, light and tough - an an absolute bargain at just 449 per pair.
With 60mm rims, these wheels weigh just 1810g per pair, for quick acceleration and nimble handling compared to similar wheels. Because they have CNC-machined aluminium sidewalls, your brakes will still work properly in all conditions and with a polished 3k weave they look great too.
The 60mm rim depth makes these our recommended wheels for against-the-clock efforts and fast riding in flatter terrain. You'll immediately notice the extra turn of speed on the flat - and take it easy on the descents, those corners are closer and quicker than you think! Use them for time trials, triathlon and fast rides in still conditions.
Both our new carbon clincher wheels are built on lightweight hubs with 6061 aluminium bodies and high-strength 7075 aluminium axles and freehub body. They turn on super-smooth Japanese-made sealed bearings - two in the front hub, and four in the rear, so they're durable and easy to rebuild.
Hubs and rims are joined by cold-drawn, double-butted bladed spokes made from Sandvik T302 stainless steel. Twenty spokes up front is the optimum balance between aerodynamics and strength, while 24 spokes in the rear means these wheels won't let you down. No odd spoke designs here either - we've used standard J-head spokes so you can get a replacement anywhere without taking out a second mortgage.