There are two new wheels in the peloton this year: the new Metron 45 SL Disc Wheels and Metron 60 SL Disc. They officially debut at the 2021 Tour de France with Vision sponsored teams EF Education-Nippo and Team Bahrain-Victorious. The concept behind the project has been focused primarily on aerodynamics. The Vision engineer’s goal was to create the most aerodynamic and performance-enhanced wheels in the world.
THE WHEELS IN DETAIL
The wheels are disc brake compatible in both clincher/tubeless-ready and tubular versions. The Metron 45 SL Disc (45mm rim width) are designed to tackle mainly hilly and mixed stages, while the Metron 60 SL Disc (60mm rim width) are designed for the flat stages.
The internal channel of the CH / TLR version is 21mm, with an external shape that is optimized for a 28mm tire. This allows a sort of “compact and unique structure” between the rim and the tire, thus improving aerodynamics. The rim is handmade with close attention paid to the overall look thanks to the super-accurate lamination of the carbon that allows people to actually see the carbon. To achieve our ultimate goal of stiffness and minimal weight, they also inserted space-derived foam between the carbon layers.
The hubs feature the new Vision PRS technology, with a 72-tooth engagement system. This provides greater smoothness and a better grip gear angle. They are designed for the Centerlock system, while an adapter for 6-Bolt configuration will be available. They are available for SH11 (and 12) and XDR.
SPOKES AND NIPPLES
The spokes are top of the range aero-bladed, double-butted in stainless steel. Both the spokes and nipples are made in Italy, produced by a famous company that supplies parts for the automotive industry.
The new Metron 45 SL Disc and Metron 60 SL Disc wheels are something of a game-changer for Vision and for this reason they back them with a lifetime warranty to the original owner. They are sure they will perform for the riders of every level and from every corner of the world as a great weapon to reach their personal goals!
Metron 45 SL Disc: 1390 grams claimed
Metron 60 SL Disc: 1460 grams claimed
Metron 45 SL DISC clincher/TL: $2058.00
Metron 45 SL DISC tubular: $2058.00
Metron 60 SL DISC clincher/TL: $2100.00
Metron 60 SL DISC tubular: $2100.00