Giant P-SL1 road wheelset review

Light and tight

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £224.99 RRP | USD $350.00
Giant P-SL1 Wheelset

Our review

Relatively unproven but light and tight, with quality key components for the money
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Giant’s wheel range is new for this year, and first impressions of this entry-level set are positive. The 6061 alloy rims are shallow to keep circumference weight low and responsiveness good for the money.

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Very neat joint and wear indicator dots mean smooth and safe long-term braking, and tight radial lacing with well-renowned DT Swiss Champion spokes keeps tracking tight on the front.

The rear uses 24 of the same round DT spokes three-cross-laced into a ‘universal spoke key’ style driveside flange and blocked offside flange. DT Swiss also provide the hub internals, which promises long cuckoo-clockwork durability if previous reputation can be relied upon. There’s little freehub drag and a long spin from new.

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This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

Name P-SL1 Wheelset (11)
Brand Giant

Description Light, durable 21mm deep 6061 alloy rims, sleeved joint 21mm wide rim for better tire and aerodynamic performance CNC-machined braking surface DT Champion stainless steel straight pull spokes — 18 front (radial), 24 rear (radial/2-cross) Brass nipples Precision-sealed cartridge hub bearings
Weight (g) 1825
Front Wheel Weight 753
Rear Wheel Weight 1072