The top German carbon wheel experts at Lightweight have just announced a new 60mm front wheel to slot into their existing Fernweg wheel line at a popular triathlon race this weekend in Roth. The new wheel offers a bit more flexibility by giving increased stability in cross winds. And it does it at even a lighter weight than its 79.5mm deep partner. Roll on past the break for some quick details, a few more pics, pricing, and availability….
Available with either a tubular or clincher rim, the new profile aims to carry over the exceptional balance of light weight, stiffness, and aero benefit of the ongoing Fernweg series. The wheel uses Lightweight’s typical stiff sandwich construction, built around a foam core, and molded in place carbon spokes. The tubular version is just 625g, pairing together the V60 front and V80 rear the complete tubular wheelset weighs just 1,420. The clincher rim comes in just 85g heavier (per wheel.)
Pricing is to be on par with the current Fernweg, so that will be ~2385€ for the tubular front wheel or 2425€ for the clincher front wheel. Full production of the 60mm front wheels gets underway next week, so they’ll be available to consumers almost immediately.