Upgrading your wheels is arguably the single most effective way to improve your bike. Here’s 13 options...
If the frame is the heart of a bike, then the wheels are surely the soul — a good set will make you feel like you are flying.
Here we have a dozen sets of wheels, each of which we have given a proper hammering. Our aim was to see just how they would perform in the long term, and in turn to help you decide if they are worthy of your cash.
To cover the requirements of different riders, we’ve tried to include something for everyone. We’ve tested some budget options, carbon exotica and everything in between, including some that include a power meter in the hub and even a set of deep-section track wheels, plus several sets that are capable of running the latest tubeless tyres.
On looks alone, it is easy to see why these 90mm deep-section carbon wheels are the mainstay of European six-day …Continue reading »
Typically pitched as Ultegra-level, the RS81 is a ‘non-series’ wheel, meaning it’s of a similar quality but doesn’t carry the …Continue reading »
When we first spotted these wheels, they had been reduced to £142.99. Now, at the time of writing, they’re down …Continue reading »
Updated to accommodate Shimano’s 11th sprocket, the latest Racing 5 wheelset promises a little more than merely space for the …Continue reading »
“Designed to take on rough roads or the heavier rider,” so goes the sales blurb. Well, with much of my …Continue reading »
Updated for 2014, the 202 is the same 32mm shallow-section carbon clincher rim that we’ve had great experiences with in …Continue reading »
Handbuilt in Oregon USA, Rolf claims the Vigor Alpha is the fastest alloy wheelset on the market. The 33mm-deep Delta …Continue reading »
CycleOps has offered power meter wheels for over a decade and was the first to offer a meter that didn’t …Continue reading »
Hope Technology has a strong mtb background, so we were confident in its ability to make a strong set of …Continue reading »
Already an established name in the highest echelons of motorcycle racing, Dymag’s first foray into the world of cycling came …Continue reading »
On paper, 3T’s Accelero wheelset looks perfect for those wishing to use their ‘best’ wheels throughout the summer months and …Continue reading »
Stratus Pros are the top aluminium-rimmed road wheels on offer from Reynolds. At a claimed 1,445g, they are light and …Continue reading »
When it comes to technical info, Enve definitely goes for a ‘more is more’ approach. And when you’re asking £2,500 …Continue reading »