Lightweight Fernweg clinchers – first look

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BikeRadar have already taken a good look at Lightweight’s Fernweg tubular wheelset, and we’ve even reviewed a Fernweg tubular rear wheel combined with the company’s Autobahn VR front. But a new product for 2013 is this clincher version, claimed to combine a market-leading stiffness to weight ratio with strong aerodynamic performance.


The 16-spoke front wheel weighs in at a claimed 640g, while the 20-spoke rear hoop is said to tip the scales at just 715g – that’s just 1,355g for a pair! Both wheels are 81mm in depth and use a 19.5mm rim, useful for tyres between 19 and 27mm in width. They come with a 100kg (220lb) rider weight limit and will set you back £4,399 / US$6,200.

We’ll be getting some actual weights and putting these wheels through their paces in the near future, so look for a full review on BikeRadar soon. And for now, lust after the Fernwegs in our image gallery.


For more information see the Lightweight website.

Lightweight fernweg clincher wheelset:
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