Monday 4th April 2021
They're building quite a collection of wheels over at Parcours and they have another wheelset to offer you. A more all-terrain duo to combat everything which is probably what you would get in the UK, sometimes the tarmac is like going off-road! Nicely named the Ronde, it's part of their monument range, very well timed!
British brand Parcours have added an exciting new all-road wheelset to their range, the Parcours Ronde. Aerodynamically optimised for a 28mm tyre whilst weighing in at just 1,400g, the Ronde wheelset builds upon Parcours #thinkwider rim technology from their award-winning Strade wheelset (2020) and applies it to a shallower carbon rim depth. This delivers a rim profile that is aerodynamically optimised for a modern, all-road 28mm tyre, and provides stability in the most serious of conditions.
Just at home on the cobbles of the Spring Classics as it is flying up the high mountain passes, the Ronde is the versatile choice for taking on your next road adventure, wherever it may take you. Built with precision-machined alloy hubs and high-grade EZO cartridge bearings to deliver a smooth ride, the wheelset is built up using 24 Sapim CX-Ray spokes front and rear for a sturdy feel. The rim also has a hooked profile so can be used with either a clincher or tubeless tyre.
The Ronde is the most stable wheelset profile ever produced by Parcours; and is 14% and 17% more stable than their Strade and Grimpeur Disc wheelsets respectively. Don’t let these shallow rims fool you though; the Ronde is designed for speed too, proven to be nearly 5 watts faster than the Parcours Grimpeur disc that it replaces, and comparable to market leaders despite being available at a lower price point.
Parcours Ronde: Specification
Internal rim width
RRP £1,049 (US $1,399.99 & EU €1,049)
Dov Tate, Founder of Parcours, says “Following the success of our Strade wheelset, we set out to apply our #thinkwider rim technology to a shallower rim depth, and the result of this is the Ronde. The Ronde sets a new benchmark for all-road performance, blending class-leading aerodynamics with low weight, whilst still being robust enough to handle all types of surface.”
Chris Hall, endurance cyclist and Parcours rider, says “When I set out to complete my ‘91 Descents’ trenching challenge on Box Hill, I knew it would push my body to the limits, so equipment choice was key. Riding on the new Ronde wheelset was ideal as I could run a nice wide tyre without compromising on aerodynamics. Having a lightweight wheel was invaluable for all of the climbing too.”
For more information about the full range of Parcours wheels, visit www.parcours.cc.