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Scribe Carbon Gravel Wide++ 700 Disc Wheel set review

The Scribe Carbon Wide++ 700 Disc Wheelset is a super-fast option that's incredibly light, responsive and quick to engage. The performance matches or beats wheels at twice the price, and as an overall package it's hard to fault.

At 1,360g (including rim tape and tubeless valves), these wheels are very light, and all the tyres we tried fitted easily and blew up tubeless without any sweat.

The 25mm internal width means that tyres inflate broader and squarer, giving plenty of support and allowing pressures to be dropped lower for better grip.

Scribe Carbon Gravel Wide++ 700 Disc Wheel set RCCR 2

The ride quality is a good balance between comfort and performance, with stiffness that surpasses the majority of other wheels and certainly the majority of alloy wheels. The 28 spokes front and rear are the very well-regarded Sapim CX-Ray spokes, which you’ll also find on far more expensive options.

For the hubs, Scribe uses an exclusive ratchet drive. It's a similar system to the DT Swiss 240, although with a leaf spring. The result is similar, giving near-instant pickup.

Hit the hills and these light wheels sail up, with the stiffness helping you get the power down. On rough tracks the little bit of flex and comfort is also impressive, holding the line well but giving just enough to track well – instead of pinball – through the rocks.

Scribe Carbon Gravel Wide++ 700 Disc Wheel set RCCR 4

There is a recommended rider weight limit of 95kg and total weight of 115kg though, which may be a limiter for some.