Fantastic upgrade from my 3 year old Mavic Aksiums. They feel solid, responsive and nothing short of fantastic over the first ride which was 85 miles. A must for the sportive riders out there.
Fast delivery from Merlin as usual, Came from using Fulcrum Racing 3 , was looking for a lighter wheelset which the C24's are. Only major difference between the fulcrums and the C24's are on rough pavement the c24's are way smoother and they spin up quicker. Happy with my purchase and price paid..
Upgraded from Giant P-sl1's that came with my Defy Composite 1 bike. These wheels are great especially on hills. I feel they make a 2 gear difference on most hills and feel more lively in general. Overall comfort is about the same. Quality is good as you would expect at this price. A pleasing purchase.
Oh my God. Like most posters have commented, my average speeds have increased. Prior to this wheelset I was averaging 20mph on flats; my last flat ride was 22-24mph with an easy cadence. Climbs are a breeze too, as are sprints. The wheels are beautiful, and probably the best investment I've made other than my bike. If you're on the fence about getting them, GET THEM. I'm a 88kg rider and have OK power, these wheels have zero flex and 100% go. Confidence inspiring and stiff.
For US customers: have absolutely no fear when ordering from Merlin. My order arrived 7 days after it was placed. Customer service answered my questions quickly and effectively. I was charged no duty or import fees for the wheels. Nothing but good things to say about this product and Merlin.
Upgraded from RS80s to this pair of C24s and have been really impressed with how much difference they've made on my Trek Madone. I rode them recently on John O'Groats to Lands End and they coped with everything thrown at them. They roll superbly and you really notice when climbing. With the price and service on offer from Merlin I would recommend.
I love these wheels. They are light and each pedal stroke is easily transmitted. It's noticeable.
Really nice set of wheels. They are light and fast. I've done some of my best averages with this set.
My typical rides are usually only 1000 feet of climbing or less, but I definitely feel faster and lighter going uphill.
A big upgrade from the wheels (Fulcrum 5s) that came with my bike. These wheels are lighter and much stiffer than the Fulcrums. I was initially worried about this wheelset as I am 100kgs but so far they have been bomb proof. Wheels are still perfectly true and big mountain climbs are definitely more enjoyable.
Merlin was by far the cheapest and shipping took a week and a half to the US.
These have been a significant upgrade for my bike. The wheels are super light and they roll beautifully, and they are very comfortable out on long rides.
They are not cheap, but you are getting top quality wheels which won't need replacing for many many years. That's how I justified it to myself anyway...
I was looking for a wheelset for my Caad10 for about 3 months. I was looking into getting Zipp303 FIrecrest or Reynolds DV46. But I told myself why would I need deep dish rims if there are only hills where I live. So, I talked to some cyclist out here and they said that they used these rims for cyclocross and that they should withstand my weight on the road. Well, I live in Southern California and the rims only took 5-6 working days to actually get to my house, blazing fast shipping. Also, the wheelset dropped another 1.5lbs off my bike, so my Cannondale Caad10 Dura Ace now weights 17lbs flat. I am 180 lbs and these wheels have made me a lot faster then i thought and the decend like animals. I am extremely happy with this purchase!!
I used to ride with mavic elite wheels but wanted an upgrade on my bike. A friend recomended me to buy these. Found them here on merlin way much cheaper then in sweden or in germany depending on the pound.
These are much lighter, lot of bling and they take me up the hills much easier and on the sprints they are much faster. Worth every penny!
These wheels are really smooth, roll great and are great addition to my scott foil bike, and you notice better acceleration when you want to go for it, also I found its easy to put tyres on these rims, as you know some are tough buggers to put on.
They look good, roll good, feel good and were a nice addition to my set up.
Excellent wheels. Shimano has really raised the bar again with the 9000 series for bang for buck quality and performance. On my scales these weigh 1420 grams including rim strips, and the QRs add another 128 grams. Were very true straight out of the box. Nice glossy finish to the carbon. So far seem very stiff and responsive. Braking surface is very grippy with 9000 brake shoes, at least compared to the Mavics I was running before these. Very pleased with this purchase...I just wish the redesigned QRs, which loook great, had titanium rods to shave another 30grams off the total weight. :o)
Excellent wheels. They replace D/A wheels of circa 2006 vintage and the difference was immediately apparent. They are so much faster - and the faster I went, the bigger the improvement! I am not a light rider (92kg) but they seem to cope easily with my weight so far (no worrying creaks over the 1st 3oo kms - and are still perfectly true). Braking surface also seems to be a big step up from the old wheels....
You only get what you pay for and these wheels are the best. Have bought them before and would not use any other product on my best bike. I must say that merlin cycles are just as good as the wheels, quick, responsive and value for money. Thank you
Stiff and fast even for 90kg.
Excellent wheels. Well balanced, great hubs and very light.
Delivery next day and well packaged.
Wheels arrived in perfect condition. Less than two weeks from NL to Texas with free shipping and no additional charge. I'm totally satisfied with Merlins service and these wheels make my Wilier sing. The ride is incredible.
Upgraded from Bontrager Race Lite and very happy with the decision based on first three rides. Lightweight, comfortable and quiet ride. Clearly excellent engineering and materials. Debated between the DA and the Fulcrum 0s. Can't say whether these are better than the Fulcrums, but I have no regrets in choosing these.
Just fitted & ridden my new C24 wheel set, very light and smooth as silk, all my previous research and recommendations have been confirmed. Merlin Cycles had the best online price by far and delivery to Australia was hassle free.
Very happy with these wheels
Great deal on a great set of wheels!