Why Your Next Upgrade Should Be Carbon Wheels

Why Your Next Upgrade Should Be Carbon Wheels

Aug 17, 2021Jamie Toy

When it comes to upgrading your bike there is a certain balance to be had between effort, cost and performance gains. The simplest and easiest way to maximise that is to upgrade your wheels from an alloy set to a carbon set.

With less rolling resistance, a lighter weight, and aero gains to be had the advantages are clear. Parcours are our best selling wheel brand, so we wanted to show you the benefits that upgrading to carbon wheels can bring.

Parcours was setup a few years ago with the simple aim of making aerodynamics more accessible. They wanted to be able to offer carbon wheelsets that wouldn’t set you back an arm and a leg. In their own words:

We all want to go faster, ride longer or climb higher but why pay more than you need to?

We’ve laid out an example below to give you an idea of the kind of options you have with Parcours range of stock.

Do-It-All Trek Domane 650b & 700c

This Trek Domane SLR has the benefit of being both a solid road bike as well as an all-out do-anything gravel bike thanks to a nifty swap from Hunt 700c to Parcours Alta 650b wheels.

Road Setup

 These Hunt wheels make for an aggressive and fast road bike. The deep section carbon rims provide ample aerodynamic gains on what would otherwise be a standard non-aero optimised road bike. By upgrading to a set of deeper section carbon wheels, the Domane is able to tick even more boxes than it already did.

650b Gravel Setup

One of the Trek Domane's standout features is its huge tyre clearance. Gone are the days of squeezing in 32mm slick tyres on your endurance bike. In fact, the Domane is more than capable of clearing gravel level tyres. This carbon wheelset upgrade to a set of Parcours Alta 650b wheels makes the most of the Domane's versatility whilst keeping the weight low.

Other upgrades that could work would be something like the Parcours Chrono, their deepest section wheelset, added onto something like a Cervelo P Series. At under £4,000 that would make for one hell of a TT/Ironman bike!

Or why not simply add a set of their punchy Parcours Grimpeur to a bike such as this Cervelo R5. That would give you a proper climbing bike ready for any mountain!

Of course, this is just an example of what could be done on our own current stock. If you feel your bike could do with that little extra something but don't want to spend on a whole new bike then carbon wheels make for an excellent upgrade.

All Parcours Wheels are available in disc and rim as well as Campagnolo, Shimano and Sram compatible freehubs. They are all new and come with a full Parcours Warranty.   

Get in touch here for more information or to price up your own wheel upgrade with one of our sales team!

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