Lightweight Meilenstein 24E Wheelset

£3,549.00

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E is for Endurance

The long-awaited Meilenstein 24E brings a 24mm rim width to Lightweight's signature wheelset.

Available now in tubular form, with clinchers coming in mid-April. Whichever you choose we strongly recommend ordering now, as supplies will be constrained and they are already selling fast.

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The Bespoke View

The Meilenstein is the most popular model from Lightweight and is their stiffest wheelset. They are ideal for racing and riding in the mountains. The current trend is for wider tyres and wider rims though, and at 20mm wide the original Meilenstein wheels were looking a bit narrow compared to more modern offerings.

The new Meilenstein 24E brings the wheels bang up to date with a wider rim that works perfectly with 24 to 34mm tyres. We're seeing 25 to 28mm tyres being increasingly popular with Bespoke Cycling clients - more comfort, traction and less rolling resistance. Even the pros are onboard with wider tyres.

Lightweight has slightly modified the rim depth, from 47.5 to 48mm. There's a choice of tubular or clincher versions, weighing 1,165g and 1,290g respectively. That's only about 60g heavier than the 20mm wide Meilenstein Classic wheels (which are still available) so it's a tiny weight increase for the added benefits of being able to run wider tyres.

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 internals.

Specifications:

Clincher:

Front Wheel Weight: 585g (16 spoke), 600g (20 spoke)

Rear Wheel Weight: 705g

Pair Weight: 1290g (16/20) / 1305g (20/20)

Rim Depth: 48mm

Rim Width: 24mm

Internal Rim Width: 17mm

Spoke Count: 16 front / 20 rear or 20 front / 20 rear

Recommended Tyre Width: 23-32mm

Max Combined Rider/Bike weight: 100kg (16/20 spoke) or 120kg (20/20 spoke)

Hubs: Lightweight Carbon bodies with DT Swiss 190s internals

Spacing: Front 100mm / Rear 130mm

Specifications:

Tubular:

Front Wheel Weight: 505g (16 spoke), 520g (20 spoke)

Rear Wheel Weight: 660g

Pair Weight: 1165g (16/20) / 1180g (20/20)

Rim Depth: 48mm

Rim Width: 24mm

Internal Rim Width: 17mm

Spoke Count: 16 front / 20 rear or 20 front / 20 rear

Recommended Tyre Width: 24-34mm

Max Combined Rider/Bike weight: 100kg (16/20 spoke) or 120kg (20/20 spoke)

Hubs: Lightweight Carbon bodies with DT Swiss 240s internals

Spacing: Front 100mm / Rear 130mm

Included with the Meilenstein 24E Wheelset:

  • Lightweight padded Wheel bag (holds 2 wheels)
  • Pair of Lightweight Quick Release Skewers
  • Pair of Lightweight's Rim-Safe Tyre levers
  • Pair of Valve extenders
  • Set of 4 Carbon-friendly brake pads

All the above are Lightweight's own products, specifically designed to work and fit perfectly with their wheels.

As with all Meilenstein wheels, the 24E have a hidden magnet built within the wheel itself, so there is no need to spoil the integrity, performance or aesthetics by fitting an external magnet for your bike computer.

Not sure which are the right Meilenstein for you? Talk to us - we are experts on Lightweight with an unparalleled history of collaboration with the brand.

Bespoke and Lightweight

Our history with Lightweight extends back more than a decade, when we were their first UK distributor. Back then they only made one wheel, in a tubular form.

They have since added more variants (shallower rims, clinchers, even full discs) 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 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 understatement!