We’re very happy to be bringing Lightweight products to Cycle Right including their wheels, frames and handlebars. Lightweight wheels have been part of the product line since the very beginning. In the early nineties Heinz Obermayer and Rudolf Dierl began developing composite wheels in their well equipped garage. Their first spoked wheel was released in 1996.
Johan Museeuw used their wheels to propel himself to the Road World Champion’s jersey in ’96. The winners of the Tour de France in 1996 and 1997, Bjarne Riis and Jan Ullrich, both relied on Lightweight wheels. Many other pro riders followed including Lance Armstrong, Marco Pantani, Mario Cipollini, Bobby Julich, Jens Voigt, Joseba Beloki, Laurent Jalabert and Erik Zabel. Lightweight wheels quickly grew a reputation for quality and unparalleled performance.
Further investment and capital were provided with the sale of Lightweight to Carbonsports in 2003. In 2010 a range of wheels were launched including the Rundkurs, Meilenstein, Autobahn, Fernweg and Gipfelsturm. At Cycle Right we’re planning to stock the ever popular Meilenstein, Meilenstein Weiss and the new Wegweiser.
All-round wheelset, equally at home on the road, climbing or racing.
The same Meilenstein wheels, but with a special colour finish using a “DURAFLON” coating.
The new Wegweiser wheels are still built in Friedrichshafen, but machines are involved with the manufacture of the rims. This helps to make these wheels slightly cheaper.
Lightweight Wheels in the press
In their review of the Meilenstein wheels, road.cc noted:
- Our Meilensteins, with 47.5mm-deep and 20mm-wide rims, hit the Scales of Truth at 480g for the front and 640g rear.
- From the first pedal stroke you can feel that these are light wheels and acceleration is little short of superb.
- It makes the spoke holes in the rims during the moulding process rather than drilling through any of the individual fibres and damaging the structure afterwards.