Cycling Weekly published a group test of top carbon road wheels in a recent issue including the SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem with 42mm deep composite rims. They also posted a review online touting the SLR 0 as a premium road wheel that is “incredibly fast both on the flat and on climbs.”
The wheels earned a near-perfect rating of 9/10.
In his report, Cycling Weekly tester Simon Smythe detailed some of the engineering behind these wheels, including how they are purpose-built for disc brakes.
“Giant highlights its unique approach to spoking its disc-brake wheels – which unlike rim-brake wheels have to take into account braking forces applied at the hub as well as pedaling forces,” Smythe wrote. “The SLR 0s are radially spoked on the non-disc side front, which may gain it a very slight aero advantage over many of its rivals’ two-cross fronts. Both sides at the rear are laced two-cross. Both wheels use DT Aerolite bladed straight-pull spokes.”
Describing the ride performance of the SLR 0, Smythe wrote: “On the road the Giant SLR 0 wheels felt crisp and fast. Their lovely low weight – at 1.46k the lightest of six in our ‘fastest deep-section carbon wheels’ grouptest in the April 11 issue – took them up hills very quickly, matched by a lateral stiffness that perfectly countered the biggest efforts and highest torque in a low gear.”
For more, check out the full report on the Cycling Weekly website.
And for all the details on Giant’s current lineup of on-road WheelSystems, click here.