Edco is a Swiss brand now widely available on these shores having picked up a UK distributor.
The range is extensive and includes the Roches (£549.99), an on-trend aluminium clincher which is tubeless-ready and with a rim width of 24mm, well-suited to wider tyres. We’ve just received a set to test.
At the top of the scale is the Neggia wheelset (pictured above, £2,249.99), which has a headline-grabbing claimed weight of just 999g (for the tubular wheelset, or 1,179g for the clincher version). Either way, that’s very, very, very light. The carbon wheels, which have a rider weight limit of 85kg, can be used with regular brake pads, so riders don’t need to change pads when switching between carbon and aluminium wheels.
All wheels in the Edco line-up use the ‘MultiSys’ freehub body, which can accept both a Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo cassette. That will appeal to riders who have one bike with a Shimano or SRAM groupset, and one with a Campag groupset, and who normally need separate wheels for both.
Finally, here’s another neat piece of tech from Edco. The Monoblock is an 11-speed cassette which can fit a ten-speed freehub body. Again, it’s another neat bit of thinking from Edco which will enable riders to get more from their current equipment.
If you buy a new bike with an 11-speed groupset, or upgrade an old one, then the Monoblock cassette means you don’t necessarily need to buy new wheels. It’s made from a single piece of steel and the Edco’s ‘Ten+Eleven’ lockring (sold separately) enables that ten and 11-speed cross-compatibility.
The Monoblock costs £159.99 or £159.99, depending on your chosen sprocket sizes (nine options are available), while the ‘Ten+Eleven’ lockring costs £10.95.
Website: Edco Wheels