Winspace HYPER vs. Lún Road Series Wheels – Which One to Choose? (2021 Comparison)

Winspace HYPER vs Lún Road Series Wheels

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This HYPER vs. Lún Road Series in-depth comparison explains the differences between these two Chinese carbon wheelsets produced by Winspace.

So if you are not sure, which one to choose, you are at the right place. I explain what types of riders these wheelsets are for, what are their pros and cons, why Winspace decided to establish an in-house brand Lún, much more.

You also get an exclusive 10% discount on Winspace products.

Let’s get into it.


About Winspace

Winspace was founded in 2011. They develop and produce high-end carbon frames, wheels, and other accessories. They focus mainly on road and mountain bike wheels, frames, and accessories. Winspace also develops its own components like hubs. In 2020, they established an in-house brand called Lún. The word Lún means a “wheel” in Chinese.

Winspace logo

Why Lún?

Some brands like Trek also established an in-house brand (Bontrager) for their wheels and accessories. One of the reasons for this is that loyal customers are not very willing to put another bike/frame manufacturer’s wheels on their bike. Let me give you an example.

Imagine you have a BMC bike that you equip with Trek wheels. It doesn’t make too much sense because these two brands are direct frame/bike competitors. But with Bontrager wheels, it is another story, although Bontrager is a brand owned by Trek.

The same applies to Winspace and Lún. Winspace also produces road bike frames, and Winspace owners think in the long term. Once Winspace gets better brand awareness among customers, they will (probably) not be so willing to use Winspace wheels for their bike made by another brand because of the reason I described above. If Lún will be marketed as a wheel brand, this problem disappears.

Lún Performance Wheels logo

HYPER vs. Lún Road Series

So, are there any differences between HYPER and Lún Road Series wheels? Well, yes, there are. And not a few. Take a look at the comparison below.

HYPER

  • Unique wheels production technology (butterfly effect)
  • In-house developed hubs
  • Tubeless-ready
  • Rim depths 38, 50, 65 mm
  • Available with carbon spokes only
  • Available in rim or disc brake option
  • More expensive than Lún Road Series
  • Weight limit: 135kg

Lún Road Series

  • Unique Zero-finish
  • In-house developed hubs
  • Tubeless-ready
  • Rim depths 30, 45, 60 mm
  • Available with Pillar spokes and steel bearings OR Sapim spokes and ceramic bearings (+$100)
  • Available in rim or disc brake option
  • More affordable than Lún Road Series
  • Weight limit: 120kg

A 2-year warranty covers both HYPER and Lún Road Series wheels, so if some manufacturing defects occur, feel free to contact Winspace to claim a refund.

The following table shows weights of HYPER wheels.

TypeSpokesHYPER
DiscCarbon38mm 1343g
50mm 1425g
65mm 1608g
Rim38mm 1267g
50mm 1349g
65mm 1498g

The table below shows weights of Lún Road Series wheels.

TypeSpokesLún Road Series
DiscPillar30mm 1499g
45mm 1583g
60mm 1657g
Sapim30mm 1489g
45mm 1561g
60mm 1637g
RimPillar30mm 1419g
45mm 1511g
60mm 1597g
Sapim30mm 1396g
45mm 1487g
60mm 1575g

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HYPER Wheels in Detail

People took Winspace online store by storm after Hambini’s review. So let’s find out whether or not they are worth your hard-earned money.

Main Features

  • Rim depths available 38, 50, and 65 mm
  • Rim outer width 26 mm, inner width 19 mm
  • In-house developed hubs
  • Type: Clincher (Tubeless-ready)
  • Carbon spokes (2.6g per spoke)
  • Freewheel compatible with Shimano 11spd cassette
  • Available in rim or disc brake option
  • Weight limit: 135kg

HYPER wheels look amazing, in my opinion. They are well-built, and even Hambini admitted he would be proud of putting his name on them.

This wheelset is available in various rim depths (38, 50, and 65 mm), so you can choose the 38 mm rim for climbing and the 65 mm for flats, for example. Of course, HYPER come in options for rim or disc brakes.

Winspace also developed its own hub with ceramic bearings that decrease the resistance. This translates to smooth rolling and minimizes energy losses.

Is the hype surrounding these wheels justified? Well, it seems so. I was not fortunate enough to ride them yet, but reviewers like Peak Torque, durianrider, Charles Ouimet, and many more all agree that these wheels are on another level in this price range. And they are competitive with more expensive wheels as well.

However, no product is perfect, and HYPER have some disadvantages as well. First, they are not UCI approved yet, so you can’t use them in official UCI events. Second, Cam Nicholls reported that the spokes on his wheels creaked. It could be a manufacturing defect, but still, this should not happen. And last, they are available in one rim width only, so riders who want to use wider 28mm tires, for example, may not get all the aero benefits (HYPER were optimized for 28mm tires).

HYPER rim wheelset comes with QR skewers, tubeless rim tape, tubeless valves, valve extenders, and brake pads. The HYPER disc with tubeless rim tape, tubeless valves, and valve extenders.

Overall, HYPER are perfect for high demanding riders who want well-made, quality, and nice-looking carbon wheels that don’t cost a fortune.

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Lún Road Series Wheels in Detail

Lún wheels are not as well-known yet and they are maybe a little bit underrated. Below, I explain why.

Main Features

  • Rim depths available 30, 45, and 60 mm
  • Rim outer width 25 mm, inner width 19 mm
  • In-house developed hubs
  • Type: Clincher (Tubeless-ready)
  • Pillar spokes and steel bearings OR Sapim spokes and ceramic bearings (+$100)
  • Freewheel compatible with Shimano 11spd cassette
  • Available in rim or disc brake option
  • Available with white or black decals
  • Weight limit: 120kg

Lún Road Series wheels are more affordable than HYPERs. In fact, they are about $400 cheaper than HYPERs. They also look great (or at least I like them), but the design is not the important feature most of us look for when buying a pair of carbon wheels. So, what about the other features?

As HYPERs, Lún wheels are also available in 3 rim depths (30, 45, and 60 mm) and in options for rim and disc brakes. The main difference is that Lún wheels come with steel Pillar spokes and steel bearings OR with steel Sapim spokes and ceramic bearings. The second option is for a $100 upgrade.

The Pillar aero spokes and steel bearings combine Pillar 1420 and 1432 spokes depending on the drive/non-drive side. The Sapim spokes (Sapim CX-Ray and CX-Sprint) also have an aero profile to decrease the air resistance. Is the $100 upgrade worth it, then?

Well, it is a good question that I am not able to answer right now. Some testing would need to be done to see which spokes feel more responsive and stiffer. When writing this article, I did not find any comparison of Lún with Sapim vs Pillar spokes. However, the wheelset with Sapim spokes is on average 20g lighter than with Pillar spokes.

Speaking of weight, although the Lún wheelsets come in different rim depths, they are about 150g heavier than HYPERs, and neither Lún wheels are UCI approved.

Another small difference is that you can choose the decahl color (white or black) of the Lún wheels.

Lún wheels are not as widespread as HYPER yet so less information and reviews are available. However, if Winspace engineers took the best from their HYPERs, I believe that Lún Road Series are suitable for riders who want to upgrade their current wheels but have a limited budget.

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My Verdict

There is no doubt that Winspace belongs to one of the leading Chinese carbon manufacturers. The quality of their products speaks for itself.

If you can’t decide whether to go for HYPER or Lún Road Series wheels, let me help you.

Buy HYPER if money is not a problem for you. These “Hambini approved” wheels are lightweight, stiff, and fast. They can compete with wheels from mainstream brands that are several times more expensive.

If you have a very limited budget, consider getting Lún Road Series wheels. They are $400 cheaper than HYPER but still offer a high level of quality. Lún wheels have a unique finish and are available in various rim depths.

Use the following promo code ‘cyclistshub10‘ at www.winspace.cc on the 2nd page of checkout to get 10% off your purchase.


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