We just get more information about the new wheelset coming from the french assembly cie, Asterion Wheels. After the launch few months ago of the FSP wheels (FSP for French SPirit, 100% done with french components), we heard that a new line of products will complete the offer : it’s the ESP wheels, for European SPirit).
For 450€, you can have clean-assembly wheels method by Asterion themselves. European components come from :
> Aivee for the hub. Aivee & Asterion are linked to a same marketing and sales team
> Sapim for the spokes and nipples
> unknown origin for the rim – branded Asterion – tubeless ready
Those ESP wheels are available in 26, 27,5 and 29 inches – for the same price. They are built for an XC / All mountain uses – 1565gr for the 26 pair of wheel. It’s in the average weight of a wheelset that you can find around this price.. but you won’t get the promise of a perfect assembly – that is the key point of Asterion Wheels to convince and then to satisfy their customers.
More informations : asterion wheels website