That extra rim width creates a better platform for the wider
tyre. The increased width creates a wider tyre footprint and
results in less flexing and movement of the tyre in corners, for a
smoother and more precise handling. The transition from the tyre to
the rim is also smoother for improved aerodynamics.
New rim aside, the rest of the wheels remain the same. The
unique carbon fibre spokes - 16 front / 20 rear with a 100kg rider
weight limit or 20 front / 20 rear with a 120kg weight limit - are
laced to all-carbon hub shells with DT Swiss 190s or 240s
The new Meilenstein 24E wheels are
available now from Bespoke Cycling. The clincher wheels cost
£4,329 and the tubular wheels are £3,549.
We have long loved Lightweight
The German company was one of the first to introduce full carbon
wheels to the road cycling market. Its background in aerospace
carbon technology shone through in the exquisitely made wheels.
They are handcrafted, phenomenally light and incredibly stiff
wheels. There are countless stories of superstar Pros (Armstrong,
Zabel, Ulrich, Cippo) buying these wheels at riding them de-badged
in the biggest races.
Our history with Lightweight extends more than a decade when we
were the first UK distributor when they only made one wheel in a
They have since added more variants (shallower rims, and
clinchers) but the basic rim width has remained the same for over a
decade now and truth be told it was getting long in the tooth
compared to wide rims such as Enve, Zipp NSW and Roval
So this wider rim is a very big deal; it takes the lightest and
stiffest wheel on the market and makes it bang up to date in terms
of aerodynamics and rolling resistance. We have been wanting these
wheels for over five years now - to say we are excited is an