Vision Trimax T42 wheelset review

Semi-aero hoops

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £699.95 RRP
Vision Trimax T42 wheelset

Our review

A really versatile, user friendly, high-quality semi-aero wheel at a very good price
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These mid-section wheels from FSA are a tight, tidy easy-handling semi-aero set-up for the money. The 42mm section rim doesn’t carve the wind as well as deeper sets, but it’s less likely to be blown about in more gusty conditions. While weight is average, the fact that there’s less in the rims mean they light up easily under power and they climb better than most deeper wheels too.

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The hand-built straight-pull bladed spoke build gives a very tight and accurate feel overall, and braking is consistent. That makes them more versatile than most deeper section wheels in terms of course profile, wind conditions and bike suitability. FSA wheels have a good reputation for long-term smoothness, and these have spun sweetly throughout extended testing. Quick-release levers are good quality too, and you even get tyre covers.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Trimax T42 wheelset (11)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Vision

Features Features, 2, 0, Features, Extra light 42mm Carbon Alloy rim for clincher New, extra light hubs, CNC machined for DP spokes 6 sealed cartridge bearings (2F + 4R) mounted on a 17mm hub axle Sapim aero bladed spokes Artisan built, entirely by hand Includes Mercury aluminium QR and wheel protectors Aluminium cassetter body for Shimano 9-10 speed or Campagnolo 10-11 speed Spokes: 18 radial front wheel; 21 rear wheel, 14 cross x2 drive side, radial non-drive side Rims: UD Carbon Fibre Hub: Anodised black with Vision logo Spokes: Silver
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 1780
Front Wheel Weight Front Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Front Wheel Weight, 821
Rear Wheel Weight Rear Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Rear Wheel Weight, 959