We mounted these wheels on both a Scott Foil aero road test bike, and our personal Parlee Z5 rig (click to enlarge).
The Lowdown: Tokyowheel Epic 38/50 Carbon Clinchers
Positioned as the best all-around set-up in the Tokyowheel product line, the Epic 38mm front/50mm rear combination is designed to keep weight down, enhance aerodynamic performance, and maintain control in crosswind situations. Obviously the other big piece of this equation is price. By selling consumer-direct, this made-in-Taiwan wheelset costs just $1000, which is less than half of what you'd pay for similar offerings from bigger brands, such as Zipp, ENVE, Reynolds or Mavic. But while all those wheel makers have established reputations, large R&D budgets, and local dealer support, Tokyowheels are far lesser known - or proven. Read on to find out whether it's a smoking deal or a case of getting what you pay for. (Also be sure to check out this lively forum debate.)