700CC Bike Wheels and Wheelsets
700CC bike wheels are suited to road bikes. Brands of wheels and wheelsets include Zipp, DT Swiss, Bontrager and Giant. Lighter 700CC wheels give the rider the chance to accelerate faster and climb hills faster due to the aerodynamic capabilities of the bike. Heavier 700CC wheelsets, however, offer more grip and control when compared to lighter models.
Shallow section 700CC wheels are suitable for all types of riding. There are standard entry-level options with varying styles available. The higher-end alternatives are made out of very lightweight carbon fibre and some are even suited to mountain climbing specifically. This gives the rider the chance to maximise their ride as well as having the option to customise it to their requirements.
These wheels allow you to combine a lightweight frame while still taking advantage of the aerodynamic build of the frame. Mid-section wheels and wheelsets are light enough to climb hills and they are fast enough to pick up speed.
Deep section wheelsets are suited specifically to road racing. They cut through wind and give you a great experience if you are sprinting out of the saddle. Deep section wheels are designed for use on flat roads alone and they give you a good level of speed while also maintaining control.
There are two types of braking surfaces to choose from when selecting your wheels. This includes the aluminium braking surface and the carbon braking surface. Aluminium generally offers a more consistent braking experience and this is especially the case when it comes to road racing.
If you plan on riding your bike in the mountains or down trails, however, then the carbon surface is a more suitable option as it can easily withstand harsh braking and rough terrain without experiencing shock damage.