Cycling Weekly Test “Nimble & Responsive” Pillon Wheelset

The 35mm Pillon carbon clincher is from our ProSport range, weighing in at just shy of 1.5 kilograms for the pair.

A great wheel choice for those who like to climb, they are tubeless ready and come with either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo freehub body depending on your setup.

Cycling Weekly’s Richard Windsor has never ridden on Edco before, but he recently reviewed at set for their website.

In his article Richard states:

“I also tend to use shallow rims for the most part, and having used 50mm rims for some time now, was really pleased at how sprightly these felt when accelerating and getting up to speed.

That translated nicely to the hills as well, where Edco ProSport Pillon wheels really came into their own. They felt nimble and responsive on short punchy climbs and I really enjoyed riding these up some of the longer draggier climbs on my usual riding routes.

These kinds of climbs tend to me to be where deeper rims start to lose some of their appeal, but these 35mm rims felt light enough and balanced ideally for this terrain. It’d be good to see how the feel on some proper mountain climbs as I can see them coming into their own even more there.”

Our carbon road wheels also feature the unique Edco ILT Braking Surface, which has been designed to offer optimal stopping performance, especially when used in conjunction with our specially formulated Cesso Red Carbon Brake Pads.

In his review, Richard went on to say:

“At £1400 these wheels are priced about where you might expect if you’re looking for some shallower carbon rims for your bike. I definitely would recommend these for longer distance and hillier rides but they will perform well as all-round wheels for most occasions.”


You can check out the full article on the Cycling Weekly website!

View our ProSport range here.

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