The second set of Pro Lites we’ve tested lately, but despite similar looks the Stelvio is a very different wheel from the Como. It may cost more, but there’s a lot more on offer.
You’re still getting 30mm rims for a bit of wind-cutting advantage with alloy nipples for saving weight, and the handbuilt build doesn’t show any slack spots or wobble.
They’re also less punishing than expected over rougher roads and longer distances. You’ll notice flex from the skinny hubs when you’re pushing them hard through corners or under braking, though.
The downsizing does lose weight, with five cartridge bearings taking the place of the cup and cone arrangement of the Como’s.
Together with the other touches, that takes 422g off the full wheelset weight. You’ll certainly notice a dramatic difference, with proper performance pick-up and lively acceleration at low revs on climbs.
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