So there is an option for all tastes and budgets.
The common qualities of these wheels are, in addition to their place of manufacture and their quality:
- The reliability of their hubs
- Tubeless assembly without difficulty
- A really good price
Our favorite pair for a high-end build is the Graff Route . It combines the ability to mount very large tires while offering weight and rigidity that only carbon can offer. Well, as its name does not indicate, it is really not particularly designed for the road.
The Carbo Graff is actually even more high-end with a really light weight and an asymmetrical aero profile. Due to its internal width, it is predestined for a slightly narrower pneumatic mount and therefore a slightly smoother terrain of use. It is the ideal wheel if you want to build an all-rounder that is comfortable and fast everywhere.
The Graff XL is the choice of reason to obtain the best price / technical compromise: We find all the qualities of the Carbo Graff (high-end hub, straight pull flat spokes etc.) but this time on a robust aluminum rim which also accepts tires up to 50 mm.
Finally, last on the list, the Contact GR could at first glance seem like a bargain pair. This is not the case. If for you a Gravel bike is above all a robust frame that must be able to take you everywhere and the notions of "rigidity" and "performance" make you nauseous then it's a great choice . The Contact GR have the same high quality bearings as the other models and, with its classic J-bend spokes, any rider will be able to help you out in the event of breakage. In fact, the Contact GR is a great pair for riding everywhere without selling a kidney !