VO2 V:Race 88

Ride lighter than they weigh and come at a price that won’t leave you destitute

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0

The only wheelset to come in at under £1,000, these are the ‘budget’ option of the test (see issue 284 for the full review). Weighing in at 1,900g, you could be forgiven for thinking that these 88mm carbon clinchers would ride heavy but, on the road, that’s far from the case.


Hand-built by a small British company, there’s a genuine sense of life to them as they willingly transfer your efforts onto the tarmac. Acceleration for a deep-section wheel is genuinely impressive and, once rolling, although lacking some of the aerodynamic bells and whistles of other wheels on test, punch through the air and hold speed well.

There are no stiffness issues and the 3K carbon refuses to yield even under hard out-of-the-saddle efforts. You do get the occasional skip and flutter in strong sidewinds, but nothing unexpected. Titanium skewers and the option to customise the decals to match your frame seal a very attractive deal.


Contact : www.vo2cycling.co.uk