As with any of our buyer’s guides, we do our best to cover the full range of options in our list of the best road bike wheels. Given that the market consists of a variety of wheel depths and uses, that means that the options represent a huge range of needs. When it comes to modern wheels though, one of the most important segments is that of deep carbon wheels.
Tech specs: Vision Metron 60 SL
Price: $2,205 / €2,209
Rim Dimensions: 60mm deep, 21mm internal width, 32mm external width
Weight: 1580g wheelset weight as measured with rim tape, valves, and Shimano compatible freehub
Hubs: PRS Hub (Helical Clutch ratchet with 72T and 5 degree engagement angle)
Spokes: 2:1 aero bladed spokes 21F / 24R
If we narrow our focus a bit, we still have a lot of options but there’s a different spread that starts to become clearer. There are premium brands that sit at the top of the market for specs while commanding huge prices. There are also budget options where you can look for great performance with some small sacrifices for price. The Vision Metron 60 SL is one of those wheels that sits right in the middle in the most competitive range.
There’s no headline-worthy feature that immediately grabs your attention but it’s just as hard to come up with a negative. Given that middle zone, it’s an easy one to overlook. Naturally, that meant I wanted to give them a try and see if they held their own. If you are curious to know what this latest generation of wheels from one of the best-known component brands is like to ride, keep reading. I’ve put these wheels to the test and come away impressed.
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Design and aesthetics
I reviewed the previous version of the Vision Metron 60 SL Disc way back in 2020 and I was late to the party. The oldest review I can find is from 2018 and that’s likely not when that previous generation first hit the market. Whatever the case, in the world of high-tech modern cycling wheels, they are practically fossils. Except that if you look at those wheels and ride them, you will find they are perfectly reasonable everyday wheels. When Vision announced the Metron 60 SL two years ago the brand didn’t come to market claiming to change the industry with a groundbreaking new design.
What we have with the Vision Metron 60 SL Disc clincher is a solid…