Why carbon wheels?

Do you need carbon fibre wheels? Wheels make a huge difference to how a bike rides and feels, and carbon fibre wheels have become very popular in the last decade. But are they just for professional bike racers?

All the pros race on carbon fibre wheels these days, and they’ve even replaced the traditional aluminium wheels for races like Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders, the last outpost for aluminium rims in the professional racing world. It’s a long time since the Tour de France was won on an aluminium wheelset.

With carbon fibre whee is a desirable upgrade:

Aerodynamic benefits.


Ride quality and performance.

They look cool.


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