We've found the best wheel deals on the internet, from training wheels to carbon racing hoops
The Black Friday cycling sales have officially started and there’s a huge range of Black Friday wheel deals floating around, and we’re here to help you secure a value set of hoops. We’ve found brilliant deals on most of Mavic’s wheels, as well as Zipp wheels and Shimano hoops too.
Not every deal below is marked out as a Black Friday special – but they’re still excellent savings and we’ll add more one off deals as they come in.
A wheel swap can make a huge difference to the performance of your bike – be that through increased robustness with a high spoke count and strong rim, a drop in weight with a featherlight carbon set, or improved aerodynamics via a deep rim. There’s more information on selecting the best set of bike wheels for you here.
The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). Our tech team have unrivalled expertise and years of experience testing new products, so you can trust our recommendations – and we also know what represents a good deal.
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Best Black Friday wheel deals: Zipp deals
Zipp 302 carbon clincher rim brake wheelset was £1299, now £894
Read more: Zipp 302 carbon clincher review
We’ve reviewed the Zipp 302 carbon clincher rim brake wheelset and we were enormous fans, giving it a straight 10 and struggling to pull it up on anything at all.
It’s clear that Zipp has delivered it’s top technical knowledge into these lower price (for Zipp!) wheels, and the result is a very stiff and “devastatingly fast” set of rims.
Zipp 302 carbon clincher disc brake wheelset was £1300, now £999
Read more: Zipp 302 review
These are the disc brake version of the above wheels, and for the now discounted price you get the same 45mm aero rim depth and a really stiff carbon build, just with disc brakes instead. Both of those things help create a fast rolling wheel that maintains its speed really well.
Anyone who’s looking for a pair of upgrade disc brake wheels would do well to opt for these. Although a word of warning, there are very few left in stock so if you want a pair you’ll have to act quick.
Zipp 303 Firecrest wheelset was £1986, now £1606
Read more: Zipp 303 Firecrest review
The Firecrest name marks the higher tier Zipp wheels, the wheelsets with the brand’s top technology in them.
For starters these carbon clinchers have Zipp’s famed dimpled rim surface which the brand says is more aerodynamic. Then there’s the simply superb Showstopper braking track which offers some of the finest stopping on the whole market.
The rim itself is 45mm deep which offers a very nice medium between aerodynamics and straight line speed.
Best Black Friday wheel deals: Mavic Price slash
Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST wheels were £539, now from £400
Read more: Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST wheels review
We rate the Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels as probably the best upgrade wheels that you can buy, and firmly believe that budget price doesn’t mean budget performance. At 1520g on our scales they’re lighter than a lot of carbon rims.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc wheelset was £859, now £687
These wheels are made of Maxtal, which is a specific aluminium alloy that the brand claims is 30% more resistant to dings and is lighter at the same time, and at 1620g, they’re lightweight for aluminium hoops.
If you like the look of these you had better move quick – there’s only a few more in stock.
Mavic Cosmic Pro carbon wheelset was £969, now £734
These particular wheels are slightly older, meaning they’re not the tubeless ready set but they are carbon, meaning they’re stiff and light. At 45mm deep they have an aero benefit as well as the ability to just keep rolling. A claimed weight of 1650g for the pair is reasonable for wheels this deep.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro UST wheelset was £855, now £633
These aluminium wheels make a great upgrade wheelset for those who are looking to take their bike to the next level. They’re tubeless ready as standard which is great for winter and 18 spokes on the front and 20 on the rear keep them stiff and strong.
Mavic Cosmic Elite UST wheelset was £419, now £299
These aluminium, tubeless ready, disc brake wheels would make the ultimate winter wheelset for those committed to big mileage this cold season. Reputably tough and hard wearing yet they offer great performance, now at a much lower price!
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Exalith 700c road clincher wheelset, was £1,169 now £879.99
Read more: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon review
The exceptional Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Exalith are now discounted by a whopping 20%. We’ve reviewed the Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL and the main difference between the two is the Exalith braking track which is really good. The wheels are 45mm deep which makes them stiff and aero and they come with a set of Mavic tyres.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL T Disc Wheelset, was £1759, now £749.98
The Mavic Kysrium wheels are a long term favourite – in all their wonderful varieties, they’re light weight and built for speed without being impractical or prone to easy wear.
This disc version comes set up for tubular tyres and the rear is compatible with Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo freewheels. The rims are carbon, with aluminium sealed cartridge hubs and 20/24 steep straight pull spokes.
Best Black Friday wheel deals: Other great deals
Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 wheelset was £1999, now £1299
These Dura-Ace wheels are the carbon disc offerings for the pro racers. They’re 60mm deep, with a 24mm rim width to improve aerodynamics, rigidity and inertia. Thru-Axle hubs and tubeless compatibility keeps these wheels bang up-to-date.
Fast Forward Carbon F6R Tubular 60mm SP Wheelset, was £1,499.99 now £749.99
A feature laden wheelset that is all about going fast. The 60mm rims have a ‘Double Arc’ (DARC) rim profile which Fast Forward say reduces drag dramatically, whilst dealing well with cross winds.
High strength Carbon TC35 keeps these robust and stiff, and of course as light weight as possible for an aero rim. There’s 20 straight pull spokes on the font and 24 on the rear.
Fulcrum Racing Zero Nite C17 Clincher Road Wheelset was £1,099.99 now £849.95
A high end aluminium road bike wheel, with “Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation” treatment for expert braking, even in the wet. The hard layer embedded on the surface helps to guard against wear, too.
The freehub is designed to suit Shimano 10-11 speed, and bearings are USB ceramic. Aero straight pull spokes have been used, with 16 at the front and 21 on the rear – representing a lower than average count to help reduce turbulence in the wind.
Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 C60 wheelset
Shimano’s latest Dura-Ace R9100 wheels are 50mm deep, offering a nice stiffness boost to your ride. Alloy rim braking ensures minimal damage to the braking surface and increased rigidity.
They’re for sale, separately so we’ve included links below to both wheels.
That’s all the deals for now, be sure to keep checking back over the Black Friday period!