First look: ICB Performance 50mm Carbon/Alloy Clincher

New £800 wheelset comes in at 1,600g

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ICB are a small British-based firm looking to offer quality bike components at realistic prices. They currently offer a selection of lights and bottle cages, but we’ve got our hands on a set of their brand-new carbon/alloy clinchers – ICB’s first-ever wheelset.

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The construction means that, unlike similar offerings from Vision (T42) or Bontrager (Aura 5), they’re not just an alloy clincher with added carbon sections to boost aerodynamics.

ICB’s sections are a carbon and alloy mix, effectively a double wall, aiming to produce added stiffness.

On top of that, they’re moulded in a ‘bullet’ profile to aid aerodynamics, but allegedly will also help with handling in crosswinds. Coming with titanium skewers as standard, they have spare spokes in the box too – an unusual but certainly welcome step.

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Claimed weight for the set is 1,600g and they come with either a Shimano or Campagnolo 11s compatible freehub.