Lightweight’s Meilentsein offering is their do it all wheelset.With a medium rim depth, ultra lightweight all carbon construction these wheels are stiff. The Obermayer version takes all of these qualities a little further. These wheels seem to float up climbs, and hold lines through corners. They are equally at home in the mountains and flat out along less hilly roads. Lightweight wheels are handmade in Germany under the watchful eye of Heinz Obermayer. Each of Lightweights wheelsets come from a rich racing pedigree. World Cycling Championships and Tour de France victories can be found in the company’s palmarès.
Enhancements in the materials used in their construction have created an even more feathery set of wheels. Lightweight called on all of their aerospace industry experience to further control the build process for these wheels, leading to even greater weight reductions without losing any of the functionality, or safety of these wheels.
Among the host of improvements is better heat dispersion for long descents. Lightweight claims the ability to tightly control the oven temperature during curing makes for a stronger, more resilient braking surface. The company touts their products as “the world’s most exclusive racing bike wheel.”