Novatec / Pacenti – great value lightweight road race

A relatively unusual-looking silver / white pair of wheels, these have a classic look to suit a traditional road bike, while they’re light and wide-rimmed to give an up-to-date ride feel with quick acceleration and stable cornering. They’re for rim brakes, from the generation of SL23 rims that had a decent width brake track (and didn’t crack!).

They’re white Novatec hubs with a Shimano freehub body – it’s 10-speed by default but can be easily converted to be 11-speed compatible. They’re built 20-spoke radial front, 24-spoke 2-cross rear with lightweight Sapim Laser spokes into fairly uncommon silver Pacenti SL23 rims. They’re stiff, fast and light at 1468g for the pair.

They’d normally retail at £385, their sale price is £287.