CP RACE – economical versions of the best-sellers: strong, light & race-ready

This is a more economical version of the Crystal Palace wheelset, built with Sapim Race spokes throughout. The idea is the same: light, stiff wheels with excellent handling. Sapim’s Race spokes are still stainless steel, double-butted and very strong but because they’re not bladed they’re much less expensive to make, so this wheelset comes in slightly heavier but over £100 cheaper.

The Crystal Palace wheelset is built on lightweight Owen Wheels hubs for stability and speed, and Kinlin XR22 rims, which handle superbly and have an asymmetric rim profile on the rear to give the durability of balanced spoke tension without losing aerodynamics. We use Sapim Race spokes throughout, with a 20-spoke radial front and a 24-spoke rear with 2-cross lacing on the drive side and radial on the non-drive-side. They’re tubeless compatible.

These wheels weigh in at around 1495g and are £410 a pair.