Lightweight Wheels, a German brand started in the 1980s, brings us the absolute best in carbon bicycle wheels. They introduced the world to the first full carbon spoked bicycle wheel in 1996; that same year those wheels saw victory at the Tour de France. Their design was so forward thinking, so technologically advanced that they have had NO major revisions since their launch.
The Gipfelsturm Schwarz is another stiff wheelset but offers a more comfortable and durable ride. These wheels are perfect for climbing or windy days as they are narrower and more agile. They also have the Ceramic Speed Bearings. This set weighs in at 1025 grams for the pair.