Winspace HYPER vs. Lún Road Series Wheels: Which One to Choose? (2022 Comparison)

Lún (Winspace) HYPER vs. Lún Road Series Wheels compared in-depth

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This HYPER 2023 vs. HYPER 2020 vs. HYPER SE vs. Lún Road Series in-depth comparison explains the differences between these Chinese carbon UCI-approved wheelsets produced by Lún (Winspace).

So if you are unsure about which one to choose, you are at the right place. I explain what types of riders these wheelsets are for, their pros and cons, why Winspace decided to establish an in-house brand Lún, and much more.

You can also read about my experiences with HYPERs in my Winspace HYPER wheels review.

Without further ado, let’s dive in!

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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 parts like hubs and spokes. 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 is marketed as a wheel brand, this problem will disappear.

Lún Performance Wheels logo

HYPER 2023 vs. HYPER 2020 vs. HYPER SE vs. Lún Road Series

So, are there any differences between HYPER 2023, HYPER 2020, and Lún Road Series wheels? Well, yes, there are. And not a few. Take a look at the comparison below.

HYPER 2020, HYPER 2023, and HYPER SE

  • Unique wheels production technology (butterfly effect)
  • In-house developed hubs
  • Tubeless-ready
  • Rim depths:
    • HYPER 2020: 38, 50, 65 mm
    • HYPER 2023: 35/35, 46/54, 60/68mm
    • HYPER SE: 38, 50, 65 mm
  • Rim width:
    • HYPER 2020: 19mm (internal), 26mm (external)
    • HYPER 2023: 21mm (internal), ~28mm (external)
    • HYPER SE: 19mm (internal), 26mm (external)
  • Available with carbon spokes only
  • Available in rim or disc brake option
  • HYPER 2020 and 2023 have ceramic bearings, HYPER SE steel bearings
  • 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
  • Rim width 19 mm (internal), 25 mm (external)
  • 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 Lún wheels, so if some manufacturing defects occur, please contact Winspace to claim a refund.

The following table shows the weights of the Lún Road Series, HYPER 2020, HYPER 2023, and HYPER SE wheels.

TypeLún Road SeriesHYPER 2020HYPER 2023HYPER SE
Weight (disc)30mm (1499g)
45mm (1583g)
60mm (1657g)
(Pillar spokes)
1343g (38mm)
1425g (50mm)
1608g (65mm)
(Carbon spokes)
1330g (D33)
1421g (D45)
1515g (D67)
(Carbon spokes)
1404g (38mm)
1470g (50mm)
1628g (65mm)
(Carbon spokes)
30mm (1489g)
45mm (1561g)
60mm (1637g)
(Sapim spokes)
Weight (rim)30mm (1419g)
45mm (1511g)
60mm (1597g)
(Pillar spokes)
1267g (38mm)
1349g (50mm)
1498g (65mm)
(Carbon spokes)
1229g (R33)
1322g (R45)
1418g (R67)
(Carbon spokes)
1277g (38mm)
1364g (50mm)
1498g (65mm)
(Carbon spokes)
30mm (1396g)
45mm (1487g)
60mm (1575g)
(Sapim spokes)
Price Range$$$$$$$
Comparison of weights of Lún (Winspace) wheels with information about the rim depths and spoke type.

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HYPER Wheels in Detail

HYPER wheels set the benchmark for quality Chinese wheels. Currently, there are HYPER 2020, HYPER 2023, and HYPER SE.

And here are a few pictures of HYPER 2023.

Main Features

  • UCI-approved
  • Rim depths available
    • HYPER 2020: 38, 50, and 65 mm
    • HYPER 2023 [front wheel / rear wheel]: 35/35, 46/54, 60/68mm
    • HYPER SE: 38, 50, and 65 mm
  • Rim width:
    • HYPER 2020: 19mm (internal), 26mm (external)
    • HYPER 2023: 21mm (internal), ~28mm (external)
    • HYPER SE: 19mm (internal), 26mm (external)
  • In-house developed hubs with ceramic bearings (HYPER SE have steel bearings)
  • 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, so you can choose shallow rims for climbing, medium ones for various terrains, and deep ones for flats. 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 fortunate enough to ride them; they are great (read my HYPER wheels review).

Lún Winspace HYPER review: Both wheels leaned against each other in the park during autumn.
My Lún (Winspace) HYPER 50mm wheels – read this Lún HYPER wheels review for more info

Reviewers like Peak Torque, Charles Ouimet, and many more 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 wheels also have some disadvantages. I noticed worse crosswind stability of HYPER 2020 than with other Chinese wheels (e.g., Elitewheels DRIVE, Farsports Ventoux S).

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 highly 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. I think they are a little underrated. Below, I explain why.

Main Features

  • UCI-approved
  • Rim depths available are 30, 45, and 60 mm
  • Rim width 19 mm (internal), 25 mm (external)
  • 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 air resistance. Is the $100 upgrade worth it, then?

Well, it is a good question that I cannot answer. 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, on average, the wheelset with Sapim spokes is 20g lighter than with Pillar spokes.

Although the Lún wheelsets come in different rim depths, they are about 150g heavier than HYPERs.

Another small difference is that you can choose the decal 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 2023, HYPER 2020, or Lún Road Series wheels, let me help you.

Buy:

  • HYPER 2023 if money is not a problem for you and you prefer wider rims (more suitable for 28mm tires). These “Hambini-approved” wheels are lightweight, stiff, and fast. They can compete with wheels from mainstream brands that are several times more expensive.
  • HYPER 2020 if you don’t mind a narrower rim and you want to save a few bucks
  • HYPER SE if you prefer steel bearings. These wheels currently provide the best value for the money from all wheelsets Lún offers.
  • Lún Road Series became pretty much irrelevant after the introduction of HYPER SE wheels.

I hope you find this summary helpful. Feel free to share it with your friends or comment below if you did.

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