“The effect of the carbon spokes and angles was something I noticed from the moment I started pedaling,” wrote Bicycling test editor Riley Missel. “The acceleration is unmatched by any wheel I’ve ever ridden. They have such a responsive snap; they engage as soon as your instincts do when someone attacks, which allows you to follow without second-guessing yourself.”
Missel also detailed the hookless composite rim design, the precision hubs, and the new CADEX Race Tubeless tires.
Summing it up, Missel wrote that when she installed a CADEX 42 WheelSystem on her test bike, “it felt like a brand new dream bike. It was quicker up hills and smoother over bumps, but where I could really feel the difference was when I accelerated: The wheels snapped from zero to 18mph lickety-split, and I could just keep picking up speed until I got tired, rather than having that lagging sensation as I fought to accelerate. I earned 16 Strava PRs on my go-to test route my first ride on them.”
For more, check out the full review on Bicycling.com.