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Parcours Paniagua Brings Wide, Aero Carbon Road Wheels Down a Price Notch

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Parcours’ “Think Wider” aero road wheels were already comparatively affordable for a lightweight, fast wheelset. But the new Paniagua wheels cut the price by a third without giving up much of their tech.

The Paniagua is a 42mm deep aero road wheelset with a 21mm internal width designed around 28-30mm tires. The key difference from the higher end Parcour Ronde wheels is the layup and carbon, and the symmetrical rims used front and rear.

parcours paniagua budget carbon aero road bike wheels on a bike

Parcours’ signature feature is their use of different front and rear rim profiles to optimize aerodynamics based on what the air is actually doing on each end of the bike. Check our podcast interview with founder Dov Tate to get into the weeds on their design and testing.

The Ronde wheelset uses a 35/39mm deep combo, with varying rim profiles with a wider 22.5mm interior. The Paniagua sticks with a 42.1mm deep rim using the same shape front and rear and comes in at 1600g for the set (745g front, 855g rear), about 200g heavier than the Ronde (but also a bit deeper).

closeup detail of parcours paniagua budget carbon aero road bike wheels on a bike

The weight difference comes mainly from the T700 carbon and use of bladed Pillar 1423 spokes versus Sapim CX Ray. Bearings are EXO Stainless Steel.

parcours paniagua budget carbon aero road bike wheels

Rated for road or gravel, MSRP is $999 (£759/€989). They’re available now with their standard Disc hubs or Classified Powershift-ready rear hub. Ceramic bearing upgrades for $290 additional are also available.

Parcours.cc

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Veganpotter
Veganpotter
2 months ago

21-22.5 isn’t really wide anymore, it’s normal. Wide is +24/25 and up from there

Charlie
Charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

Well, it depends on what tire you want to use. ‍♂️ If 25mm tires are fine, 21mm inside rim width are fine, too. With the tire, the rim width has to grow, too.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 month ago
Reply to  Charlie

Fine but still not wide. Weird to advertise that

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