These wheels are the first disc-friendly option to bear the Meilenstein nameLightweight
The Meilenstein disc wheels are 48mm deep and have a profile that is said to “reduce air turbulence and improve aerodynamic factors.”
In line with industry trends, the rims have increased in width from the previous generations, ballooning to 24mm wide — making them an ideal match for tyres sized 25–32mm.
The carbon hubs have a funky pentagonal shellLightweight
The wheels are built around Lightweight’s own carbon hubs that have a pentagonal profile. Lightweight claims this makes for “ideal force transmission to the 20 carbon spokes,” resulting in a wheel that is claimed to be 10 percent stiffer than the previous generation and that has “increased braking force and improved precision.”
The wheels have a weight limit of 120kg, with the tubular version weighing in at 1,245g and the clinchers 1,380g — an impressively low weight given their aero-friendly dimensions.
As is always the case with Lightweight, the wheels are rather expensiveLightweight
As is always the case with Lightweight, the real story here is the price. At €4,950 for the clincher wheelset and €3,900 for the tubulars, these aren’t the most insanely priced wheels out there, but they are still well out of reach for all but a few.