Photo: Oliver Baker

Vision Metron 81 SL Carbon Clincher


$1,834, Wiggle.com

The draw: A deep rim without deep drawbacks

Traditionally, deep-rimmed wheelsets boast incredible aero advantages (the Metron was tested in wind tunnels and with computational fluid dynamics) while succumbing to a harsh ride. Not the Metron. Featuring a very balanced ride quality coupled with a high level of responsiveness, this wheelset doesn’t feel cumbersome or unforgiving, despite being one of the heaviest tested. The P.R.A. hubs wrapped around ceramic bearings ensure that the rim’s extra weight translates into momentum over rolling hills while still responding quickly under power.

1,790 grams