Italian component makers Miche have introduced two new carbon tubular road wheelsets, the Supertype 358 and SWR Full Carbon.
"The choice of pairing different rim heights for front and rear wheels was born to satisfy the growing request of professional and amateur racers," Miche's marketing manager Manuel Calesso said. "They prefer a wheelset that is rigid and reactive, but also easy to use in the downhill and with a high-speed lateral wind."
The Miche Supertype 358 carbon tubular wheelset includes a 38mm tall carbon front rim and a 58mm rear, with carbon fibre body hubs and lightweight alloy clutched flanges. Hub innards are SKF sealed bearings, with oversized axles, which Miche says ensure the best resistance to the weight loads. Spokes – with external nipples – are stainless, 18 of which are radially-laced on the front, and 24 two-crossed on the rear.
The wheel kit includes: Supertype quick-release skewers, carbon-friendly brake pads, valve extensions, Supertype cassette lock ring, and wheel bags. Weight is a reported 1,260 grams. Retail is US$2,495.
The Miche SWR Full Carbon tubular wheelset includes a 38mm tall carbon front rim and 50mm rear, laced to lightweight alloy hubs with medium flanges, with sealed bearings and oversize hub axles. Eighteen stainless bladed spokes are radially-laced on the front, with 24 spokes on the rear: 16 drive-side, eight non.
Wheel kit includes XR quick-release skewers, carbon-friendly brake pads, and valve extensions. Weight is a reported 1,460 grams. Retail is US$1,250.