Walker Brothers Fleet 56mm Clinchers bike wheels review

Brilliant feel, roll beautifully and astoundingly good value

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
£835
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It’s easy to take the Walker Brothers Fleet Clinchers for granted. They weigh just 1.8kg (without tyres or a cassette), roll beautifully and barely bat an eyelid in crosswinds.

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Were it not for the logos plastered around the rims, you could easily mistake them for Zipps, especially given their 27.2mm width, blunted trailing edge and brilliant feel. 

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But then you remember that a set of 404 clinchers costs £2,300 while these only set you back £835 and you realise what astoundingly good value they represent.

Even at the ‘bargain’ £1,775 figure that the 404s sell for on a certain well-known online retailer’s site, the Fleet 56mm Clinchers still come in at less than half the price. 

So the ride and the price is great; is there anything not to like? Well, despite their basalt coating, the braking’s about as good as you’d expect, which is to say it’s sketchy compared to alloy wheels; but it’s better than most other value carbon offerings nevertheless.

Verdict: As good as Zipps but half the price? Yes please!

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Contact : www.walker-brothers.co.uk