FSA Vision Metron 55 clincher wheels review£1,599.95

Huge handbuilt hoops

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We expected a flawless build quality from these FSAs, with their artisan credentials – but our test pair weren’t that evenly tensioned. Otherwise this is an impressive package, with a carbon-wrapped front hub shell and logos visible from space – and there’s an all-black version too.

    The sloping brake track is over 26mm across at its widest, the shape blending neatly with our 25mm test boots; given that they’re also 55mm deep, the FSAs are huge. They feel faster than their weight would suggest and in crosswinds the rim section is remarkably predictable for its size. Braking power and feel is good too.

    This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

    Matthew Allen

    Technical Writer, UK
    Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Also a really, really terrible racer who's been dropped more times than you've shaved your legs.
    • Age: 26
    • Height: 174cm / 5'8"
    • Weight: 55kg / 121lb
    • Waist: 71cm / 28in
    • Chest: 84cm / 33in
    • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
    • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
    • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
    • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
    • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
    • Location: Bristol, UK

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