THE CARBON 58 IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE WHEELS IN THE WORLD! IT'S FAST, STIFF, AGILE AND BOASTS WORLD-RENOWNED AERODYNAMICS.
Its advanced aerodynamics, light weight and stiffness make it a world-class wheelset. As one of the most versatile in its class, the Carbon 58 is designed to do ANY
thing at ANY time period! Light enough for climbs yet stiff enough to endure the rigors of street course competition, the Carbon 58 eats up the open road and is a
proven winner in road racing, criteriums and triathlons around the world.
Strengths: great customer support, extra spokes, they don't build it until you order it
Weaknesses: Rear hub is a bit loud.
I am currently swapping these between a TT bike and a road racing bike and they are perfect for this application. I used them in time trials, crits, and road races. They came with extra spokes and pads, which is helpful. Like all other rol wheels, these are *loud* but it's hardly a problem. I get blown around a bit in crosswinds (expected) but other than that, these wheels absolutely scream up and down hills.
The front wheel is radially-laced, but it's far from delicate. I've nailed a few potholes and the wheel seems to take it just fine.
I want to purchase a 2011 Synapse Carbon. The problem I have is that I have only been able to test ride a size 56. Thus far the 56 seams ok, but I'm wondering if the 58 would be a better fit. I don't have a place nearby that will do a pro-fitting. So far I've been to two shops, one has ... Read More »