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Check out the wheels of the 2022 Tour de France

Check out the wheels of the 2022 Tour de France

2022 Tour de France wheels feature comp The Tour de France is the ultimate test for riders and their equipment, and wheels take some serious…

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2022 Tour de France wheels feature comp The Tour de France is the ultimate test for riders and their equipment, and wheels take some serious abuse over the three weeks. They have to be rugged enough to survive the Stage 5 cobbles, light enough to climb the highest peaks, and aerodynamic enough to gain those extra few millimetres at the finish which can make the difference between marking a rider’s name in history and getting a telling off by the DS (directeur sportif).

Riders can switch between wheelsets as the Tour goes on and here are some of the most noteworthy that we’ve spotted in this year’s race. Time Trial Wheels

As this year’s race kicked off with a time trial that’s where we’ll start as well. The time trial brought us plenty of new tech, from Specialized balaclavas to huge helmets and visors. Filippo Ganna was the pre-race favourite. Team Ineos shunned wheels from sponsor Shimano in favour of ones from Princeton Carbonworks with a wavy profile. Ganna opted for a full disc wheel at the rear labelled with “experimental prototype” and a tri-spoke front wheel that also featured a ‘wavy’ trailing edge to each of the spokes. This isn’t a front wheel that we’ve previously spotted although it does appear to resemble the Princeton Mach 7580. Both wheels were clad in tubeless Continental GP5000TR TdF tyres that also made their appearance for the first time. You can read all about them in our Tech of the Week […]

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