Photo: Oliver Baker

Vittoria Qurano 60 Carbon Clincher/Tubeless-Ready


$2,250, Backcountry.com

The draw: Tool-free cassette changes

Vittoria only recently entered the wheel game in the past two years, but its new offerings are coupled perfectly with some of the historically best tires available. The Qurano 60 wrapped in the company’s Corso Speed tubeless tire proved to be the smoothest ride we tested. Despite such a comfortable ride, the Quranos still hold momentum and roll as fast, if not faster, than similar-depth rims. For long-course athletes looking for all-day comfort and constant, straight-line speed, this wheelset is for you. Added bonus: Vittoria’s very cool SwitchIT freewheel hub allows tool-free cassette changes.

1,570 grams