Token C22A wheelsets - clincher

Token C22A wheelsets - clincher 

DESCRIPTION

  • Rim: 22mm Aero Profile 700C Alloy 390g/pc
  • Hub: TK197TBT Alloy Hub or TK520TBT Alloy/Carbon Hubset 20/24H, Tiramic Bearings
  • Spoke/Nipple: SUS Aero Black Spokes Alloy External nipples
  • Free Wheel Body: Shimano & SRAM or Campagnolo compatible

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 29, 2018]
ekravtchenko


Strength:

Now that you have your super-duper racing bike with high-end aerodynamic carbon wheels, you realize that you need a set of high-quality, light, durable, and relatively inexpensive wheels for your training rides and for events, such as climbs and criterium races, where light, durable, and inexpensive is more important than aero. So, put your high-end carbon wheels in a wheel bag and hang it in your garage until you need them for those flat-and-fast road cycling or triathlon competitions. What you need is a set of light-weight wheels that will handle thousands of miles of road training, will help you fight gravity going uphill, and will accelerate and brake fast in technical criterium races. Also, if you get in a pileup on the road, you want your wheels to survive, and if you have to replace the wheels, it won't cost you a fortune. I considered weight, durability, quality, and price and went with Token's C22A. The C22A is a super light-weight alloy clincher wheelset (1,299 g) that accelerates and climbs like a carbon wheel, but has the durability and consistent braking of an alloy wheel. It is reasonably priced for a high-quality product at MSRP $649, but you may always shop around for a good deal. So far, I have been very impressed and satisfied with this wheelset: I have done 1,000+ miles of road riding, a couple criteriums, and quite a few mountain climbs. The wheels perform exceptionally well! They are light, stiff, and have beautifully laced bladed spokes. The bearings are hybrid ceramics and steel, smooth, and roll forever. The wheels come with two-year warranty, which gives me additional peace of mind. These wheels have recently helped me get a podium finish and shaved off ~10% of the cycling leg of the grueling Donner Lake Olympic Distance triathlon. Great job, Token!

Weakness:

None, so far.

Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2018
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Apr 21, 2015]
Marcos Y
Recreational Rider

Strength:

Very light (pair is 1,370g), hubs with "Tiramic" bearings are smooth and rolls forever. The skewers (shark tail) are real bonus. Includes two spare spokes.

Weakness:

Unknown customer services. Not aero. Weight limit may be a constraint.

I replaced an Aksium wheelset ODM from my Cannondale SuperSix EVO by this new pair. Was considering a Ksyrium SLR ($1,200), but instead put my money in this Token C22A ($350). I rode 2,000 miles in the last 4 months, including 3,000m climbs in Chile. Light and stiff to climb 60+ "caracoles". Safe and smooth to downhill at 50mph with no overheating. I´m a very light cyclist (130 lbs), not took them to the limits, but I´m very satisfied, specially when compared to my old ODM wheels.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic Aksium, Easton Circuit

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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