The de­tail

Cyclist - - Bikes -

Light­weight claims it held off on pro­duc­ing a disc ver­sion of its highly ac­claimed Meilen­stein wheels un­til it was happy it could deal safely with the heat build-up. The dan­ger with a wheel made en­tirely from car­bon is that the disc ro­tor might not stay rigidly fixed in the hub­shell if the com­pos­ite’s in­tegrity is af­fected by ex­cess heat. To com­bat this, Light­weight has cre­ated a unique pen­tagon-shaped hub­shell to com­bat any chance of ro­ta­tional move­ment. The hubs look quite chunky, which means they may give away some aero­dy­namic pro­fi­ciency, but it’s likely you’ll be too busy en­joy­ing the thrill of the quick ac­cel­er­a­tion and deft han­dling to no­tice a tiny per­cent­age of ex­tra drag.

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