State 50/80W


$2,100, Statewheels.com
The draw: U.S.-built quality wheelset

State Wheels may be a less familiar name in the wheel industry, but what it lacks in brand recognition, it makes up for in quality. The brand’s 50/80W set is hand-built in Austin, Texas, and uses White Industry’s T11 hubs (which feature a light, but durable, titanium freehub) and Sapim CX-Ray spokes. The 50mm deep front and 80mm deep rear are both 25mm wide, which help improve the aerodynamics and ride quality of the wheels. With their staggered depth, the 50/80W handle crosswinds well, are plenty stiff and have braking that’s on par with most other carbon wheels.

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