Should you change your wheels for winter?

Are new wheels for winter necessary or just more expense? Here's what you should think about

Image shows cyclist climbing up hill during a winter training ride
(Image credit: Future)

Top of most people’s upgrade list when they buy a bike is a new set of wheels. Whether deep section aero or super light for climbing they can dramatically improve your ride experience over the budget wheels that often come even with expensive machines.

So why wouldn’t you want to keep riding the best road bike wheels , even now that winter is on its way?

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.