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Metron 55 Disc Wheelset
Vision's Metron carbon wheels have a proven track record in the World Tour peloton, propelling some of the sports fastest riders to victory. Its excellent Metron 55 Disc Wheelset meets the demands of the modern road cyclist namely with its centerlock disc rotor and tubeless tire compatibility, along with its ability to pair with today's wider rubber for better handling and aerodynamics. So if your road or TT ride is in need of some new wheels that'll provide an aero edge, have a look at these fast beauties that come in at nearly half the price of some of the other brands.
These particular Metrons have a 55mm deep and 25mm width profile, honed from Vision's CFD and wind tunnel testing and are designed to reduce drag and hold speed while pairing better with the increasingly wider road rubber between 25 to 30mm wide. Further aerodynamic touches come from the reduced distance between the hub flanges, and the straight pull bladed spokes threading into its durable ABS nipples. The ABS nipples use a special self-locking design to keep spokes from loosening and thus, coming out of true. This results in a wheelset that's durable and will remain true for many seasons. The efficiency doesn't just extend to the flats, in fact, this wheelset is a stage racer or one-wheelset rider's dream come true. At 1690-grams, it isn't a burden on the climbs and is just at home at everyday training as it is for weekend racing duties.
Vision builds these wheels by hand and laces it an asymmetric 2:1 pattern front and rear with 21 spokes up front and 24 in the rear. By doubling up the spokes on the drive side rear and disc side front, it helps improve the power transfer and braking torque and allows the spoke tension to be higher on the reduced spoke side for better balancing of tension that’s inherent in dishing the wheels for a rotor or cassette. Speaking of cassettes, this version comes with an alloy Shimano/SRAM 11-speed road freehub body. To ensure smooth spinning for several seasons, the hubs are fitted with 6 sealed cartridge bearings total, with the rear receiving the angular contact variety providing proper bearing preload for smooth spinning and long life. The wheels include QR, 12, and 15mm Thru-Axle adapters for the front and QR and 12mm Thru-Axle ones for the rear.
- A tubeless, aero, disc, carbon wheelset for training and racing
- Carbon rim delivers stiffness, light weight, and aerodynamics
- Centerlock disc rotor mount for powerful braking in all conditions
- Straight pull bladed spokes and hub flange further aerodynamics
- 2:1 lacing pattern better balances spoke tension
- Sealed cartridge bearing hubs roll smoothly
- Hand-built to ensure a high-quality
- Includes QR and thru-axle adaptors for maximum compatibility
- Item #VST001E
- Q & A
A bit disapointed
I haven't had the opportunity to actually use the wheels yet and may in time update my opinion but my initial reaction is mixed. The wheels are fairly heavy for 55 mm (1750 grams) but that isn't what I disliked the most. The fact that changing the QR to thru axle took me 2 hours was a joke. There are no manuals for this. I saw a video on the internet and had to watch it to make any sense. Mind you I have several disc wheels with thru axles and most took around 5-10 minutes to change. You literally have to take the rear hub apart and have the proper tools to change this. The other thing I don't like and it's not as important but for $1800 wheels the graphics are only stickers. A very cheap way of doing this. I guess if you don't like having anything on your wheels then you can take them off but just seems a bit tacky to me. I will give an update to the performance at a later time.