We've found the best wheel deals on the internet from the likes of: Zipp, Easton, Shimano, Fulcrum and more...
The Black Friday sales seem to creep forwards every year, in 2017 kicking off as early as November 1. With retailers keen to provide the most enticing deal over the competition, there are offers across a wide range of product groups – wheels being one of them.
Wheels can make a huge difference to the overall performance of your bike. Splurge on something a little lighter, faster and just outright sexy and you can seriously liven up your ride.
The style of wheel you go for will be determined by the performance feature you’re after. Deep section rims will give you an aero edge, whilst lightweight carbon options will help you to climb. If you just want a solid option you can rely on for all-weather training, look for an alloy rim with a high spoke count for added strength.
Here’s a look at some of the best offers we’ve seen…
Best Black Friday wheel deals
Fulcrum Racing 3 Wheelset With GP4000s II Tyres & Tubes – was £559.98, now £379.96
Usually, buying a new set of wheels means also purchasing a set of tyres and tubes – they might not be quite as expensive, but add it all together and the overall cost of the upgrade increases. Tredz is offering these Fulcrum Racing 3’s with great quality tyres plus bonus tubes, all in one.
These hoops are designed to suit racing and training needs – with 24mm rim at the front for manoeuvrability and 30mm at the rear to offer optimum power transfer. An oversized hub body keeps weight low and offers stiffness – and there’s 16 spokes at front and 21 at rear – the weights being 670g and 885g respectively.
Easton EC90 Aero 55 Clincher Road Wheelset – was £2399.98, now £1199.98
The wheels for you if you wanna go faster. 55mm rim depth providing an aero boost. A carbon build with a braking surface promising to be quick stopping. These are clinchers – ideal for those who want an easy life., but they’re tubeless compatible. Front weighs 845g, with 16 spokes, rear is 845g with 20 spokes.
Prime RR-50 Carbon Tubular Road Wheelset – was £729.99, now £499.99
With 50mm rim, these are designed for TT and crit riders. The rim with is 25mm, to suit tyres from 25c to 32c. They’re constructed from carbon, with a 1452g weight – and a textured braking surface to add to immediacy of stopping. Sapin spokes count to 20 on the front and 24 on the rear, so they’re still a strong and sturdy choice.
Read more: Prime RP-50 Tubular wheelset review
Easton EC90 SL Wheelset – was £2399.98, now £1199.98
A lightweight, nippy race ready set from Easton. With 38mm rim depth, the set comes in at 1600g with 16 front and 20 rear spokes. The full carbon rims are clinchers, but tubeless ready – and built entirely by hand.
Prime Pro Road Wheelset – was £349.99, now £244.99
An entry level alloy upgrade wheel, this set from Prime weighs in at 1470g – they’re light enough for racing yet come with 20 radial (front) and 24 cross (rear) Sapim spokes, making for a bombproof option.
Tubeless ready, with a 27mm rim depth, the Freehub is compatible with Shimano or SRAM, 9, 10 and 11 speed systems.
Read more: Prime Peloton Road Wheelset review
Prime Peloton Disc Road Wheelset – was £174.99, now £110
Disc brake road bikes are growing in popularity – especially with recent news that they’re to be allowed in domestic races held under British Cycling management in 2018. However, they’re still a fairly new innovation and replacement wheels aren’t quite as easy to find on a discount.
These wheels from Prime are a reliable, winter ready set – with tubeless rims they come with tape and valves, making a tubeless conversion easy. Weighting 1870g, with a 22mm rim width they come with a Prime RD030 hubset, DT Swiss double butted spokes and DT Swiss Pro Lock nipples.
Wheels deals elsewhere on the web
Of course, some retailers have yet to put a Black Friday spin on things – here’s a look at some offers available outside of dedicated pre-Christmas offers…
Zipp 30 alloy clincher front wheel – was £326, now £280
Wheels don’t need to be carbon, and they don’t need to break the bank – as this Zipp 30 alloy clincher front wheel proves.
Zipp 808 Firecrest rear wheel – was £1153, now £749.99
ProBikeKit are discounting multiple versions of the Zipp 808 Firecrest rear wheel.
Zipp are renowned for producing innovative, aero and stable wheels, and the Zipp 808s are no different.
Mavic Kysrium Pro disc wheelset – was £794, now £639.99
If you’re looking to upgrade your disc brake wheels then you need look no further than Mavic’s excellent Kysrium line. They’re stiff and redesigned to handle the increased braking forces.
Shimano RS10 Clincher wheelset – was £179.99 now £79.99
Not everyone wants to be spinning along on a pair of wheels worth more than the bike – and the RS10’s from Shimano make for a great quality pair of entry level wheels which will prove durable, stiff and lively enough to ride.
Campagnolo Bora One 35 tubular wheelset – was £1405, now £1,049.99
These tubular Campag wheels are 35mm deep and born to race. They’re stiff thanks to the G3 spoke design and the rim is fully carbon, making them fast light, and, of course, bling.
Mavic Cosmic Elite clincher wheelset was £370, now £328.99
The ultimate upgrade wheels just got a lot cheaper, and these Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels are 30mm deep for a nice middle ground between aerodynamics and stiffness.
Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 C24 wheelset was £999, now £689
Shimano’s latest wheelset is already discounted by a whopping £300, making it a very reasonably priced upgrade, especially if you’re a racer.
Zipp 404 Firecrest rear wheel was £1,138, now £809
The Firecrest is a pretty versatile wheel, having taken victories in the mountains, time trials and the like.
Sadly, it’s only the single rear wheel available here, but happily, it does have a pretty fine discount on it.
Fulcrum Racing 3 wheeler with Conti GP4000 tyres was £559, now £378
Fulcrum quality and 2:1 rear spoke pattern in a great value package with Conti’s top GP4000 tyres. With an overall weight of 1555g a pair, the Fulcrum 3 is a great racing/training wheelset.
Zipp Super 9 clincher disc wheel was £1987, now £1768.85
Read more: Zipp Super 9 Clincher disc wheel review
It’s fast, laterally stiff but also amazingly comfortable.
Opt for a Shimano or SRAM freehub option with white decals and this speed machine could be yours in 10 days. There’s a Campagnolo option, but it’ll take a bit longer to get to you.