We've found the best wheel deals on the internet, from training wheels to carbon racing hoops
A decent pair of wheels will seriously improve your riding; you’ll feel lighter, stiffer and all round faster.
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.
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We’ve managed to find four excellent Zipp deals from a selection of online retailers, then below them we’ve listed some more awesome deals from a selection of other brands. If you want even more great wheel deals then check out the best Mavic wheel deals.
Best Zipp wheel deals in cycling
Zipp 454 NSW carbon clincher wheelset was £3571, now £3024
Read more: Zipp 454 NSW wheelset review
These 454 NSW wheels are the pinnacle of Zipp’s wheel range and caused quite a stir when they were released a year or so ago. For inspiration Zipp looked to the natural world and in particular whales; hence the wheels’ humpback design. But don’t let the marketing chat throw you off, these are fast wheels and we were happy to award them a high mark.
In particular, we were impressed by how well they performed in all situations. They’re stiff yet very stable, encouraging you to put down the power but leaving you confident to do so. Like with the rest of Zipp’s range they also brake very well, including in the wet.
Zipp 404 Firecrest clincher rim brake wheelset was £1851, now 1477
At 58mm, these wheels are deeper than their 302 siblings, but Zipp says they’re perfect for any kind of event. Like most of Zipp’s carbon wheel range, they’ll hold their own at speed very nicely, both because of the carbon layup and also because of the Sapim CX-Sprint spokes and the wide flange design. If you’re a triathlete or particularly like all things aero then these are a great wheel choice.
Zipp 302 carbon clincher rim brake wheelset
Read more: Zipp 302 carbon clincher rim brake wheelset
When we reviewed these we couldn’t help but give them a straight 10/10. Our tester said that the wheels bring all of the brand’s knowledge to a far lower price point, in a stripped back form that’s still ‘devastatingly’ fast. Even better, that price point has now got even lower because Tweeks Cycles has these wheels on up to a 25% discount.
Zipp 302 carbon clincher disc brake wheelset
These are the disc brake version of the above wheels, but for the now discounted price you get a 45mm aero rim depth and a really stiff carbon build. 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 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.
Other great wheel deals!
Mavic Kysrium Pro Carbon SL Clincher disc wheelset was £820, now £799.99
If that stonking deal above is still a bit too much money to drop on a set of wheels, ProBikeKit is also discounting the Mavic Ksyrium Pro disc clincher by £62, down to £757.09. They have the same 17mm internal rim width as the Mavic Kysrium Pro Carbon SLs above, and are disc specific, too.
Fulcrum Racing 3 Wheelset was £449, now £369
Read more: Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset review
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 £1119.98
These are the wheels if you want to go faster, with a 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. The front weighs 845g, with 16 spokes, rear is 845g with 20 spokes.
Prime RR-50 Carbon Tubular Road Wheelset – was £729.99, now £449.99
Read more: Prime RP-50 Tubular wheelset review
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.
Easton EC90 SL Wheelset – was £2399.98, now £959.98
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 £314.99
Read more: Prime Peloton Road Wheelset review
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.
Prime Peloton Disc Road Wheelset – was £174.99, now £119
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.
Mavic Cosmic Elite clincher wheelset was £370, now £247
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.