Such great heights.
Lightweight has always challenged itself to reconcile seemingly opposing characteristics in the pursuit of creating products that perform at a level far above the rest. Traits like “strong,” “fast,” and “light” aren't just present in the Gipfelsturm Tubular Wheelset but rather, the Gipfelsturm is the embodiment of all three of these sought-after qualities simultaneously.
The Gipfelsturm Tubular wheels make no compromise when it comes to ascending the gusty alpine passes for which they were designed. Their 27 mm depth combined with Lightweight's renowned carbon fiber spokes and full carbon hubs makes these wheel register absurdly feather-like numbers on the scales, weighing just 450 g for the front wheel and 575 g for the rear. Not only do the Gipfelsturms spin effortlessly up the world's biggest climbs, but their impressive stiffness and stability make them confidence inspiring and keep you tracking straight in crosswinds whether you're attacking for the KOM or flying at speed down the descent.
20 spoke count / front, 24 / rear. Rider weight limit is 242 lbs. Each wheel features a small bonded spoke-magnet opposite the valve hole to serve as a counterbalance and to ensure functionality with speed / cadence sensors. Includes embroidered wheel bag, accessory bag, quick-release skewers, SwissStop carbon brake pads, and tire levers.
Claimed weight is 450 g / front, 575 g / rear, 1025 g / total. Compatible with tubular road tires only.
Lightweight recommends registering your wheelset upon delivery to ensure prompt customer service and eligibility for enrollment into Lightweight's WHEELPROTECTION extended warranty program (available up to 5 days after purchase date).
Note: Lightweight produces their wheels and components by hand and in small quantities. If you are interested in purchasing a particular model not available on our website, please contact us to place a special order.
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