Lightweight wheels are handcrafted in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Combining German engineering and decades of race experience, Lightweight carbon wheels are the singular, ultimate road rim.
The first Lightweight wheels were built by feel: the founder put his face near the spinning prototype to gauge how much turbulence it created. Today, the artistry of Lightweight wheels is unmatched, and each model is tested thoroughly from wind tunnels to athlete feedback.
Lightweight wheels were so good they marketed themselves. In the '90s, athletes approached the founders requesting aero wheels until they were forced to start a company. Shortly after Lightweight was founded, Jan Ullrich won the ‘97 Tour on a rebadged Lightweight wheelset.