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First Look: USE Road 8.0 Tub

Preview of USE's first foray into the wheel market

Issue ID: April 2013

Best known for their Exposure lights, Brit company USE has rolled into the wheel market. The Road 8.0 tubulars are the deepest wheelset they offer (aside from a disc) and are competitively priced for the rim depth.

They weigh in at 1,627g, while USE claim that the 25mm rim profile is proven to be aerodynamic at a range of yaw angles. They were also put through wind tunnel tests, where a ‘nano surface finish’ was developed that reportedly reduces drag and makes it harder for dirt to cling to the rims.

The Road 8.0 retail for £1,549.99 at www.use1.com

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.