Wheels are by far one of the biggest changes to can make to your bike. They can change how the ride feels either aiding you faster, or carry you through the worst type of terrain if you are looking for something a little more robust.
Much of the time, upgrading your bike wheels doesn’t mean spending the earth either and although some of these wheel sets sit well above a thousand pound, you can find great wheelsets much lower down price wise.
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Included is a selection of disc brake, rim brake, clincher and tubeless models. If you need some help with deciding which is best for you then do check out our best wheelset buyer’s guide, which will cover anything and everything there is to know.
With winter around the corner, we’ve interspersed the carbon rimmed beauties with some more rugged, durable options ideal for fitting to an off-season bike build.
There are thousands of deals across the major retailers, so we’re here to help you out, making the best deals easier to get.
Where we can, we’ll always link to a review of the product but rest assured, if we’ve included a deal it’s because Cycling Weekly’s tech team recognise the brand and trust the products they produce. You’ll notice that all the deals include a ‘buy now’ link. By clicking on this link we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you buy a product. This does not affect the amount you pay.
Prime Baroudeur SE Road Disc Wheelset was £299.99, now £174.99
A set of 30mm deep alloy wheels, with 12mm thru axles front and rear. Coming from Wiggle’s in-house brand, these were already great value before the price slash. Shopped with a pair of Hutchinson Epsilon 25c Clincher Tyres and tubes, you should be all set with everything you need when these arrive.
Mavic Aksium Elite UST Tubeless Rim Brake Road Wheelset was £269, now £188
A great option if you’re after reliability over the wetter months, as well as an enjoyable ride. The Aksium Elite is tubeless ready, and uses the brand’s QRM bearings and axle system which combine to promise durability. For an added bonus, these wheels come fitted with Mavic’s rugged Yksion Pro UST tyres, so you’ve got all you need to start totting up those off-season miles right away.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL UST Tubeless was £1899, now £1200
Read more: Mavic Pro Carbon SL UST review
The Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST was one of the best carbon wheels on the market and by making it tubeless, Mavic has made a superb wheel even better (and faster). They are great value when compared to other premium brand carbon clinchers and being 40mm deep, ideal for all round use. To top it all off, the braking is excellent.
Fulcrum Racing Quattro C17 Carbon Clincher Disc brake wheelset, was £1199.99, now from £849.99
A carbon rimmed option with a 40mm profile ideal for those looking for performance alongside everyday use. These hoops blend aerodynamics with stability, with 21 spokes in front and rear.
Fulcrum Racing 5 C17 were £289.99, now from £199.99
Read more: Fulcrum Racing 5 review
At a fiver under £250, the newer Racing 5 LG is a great value all-round wheelset. It’s available in Shimano and Campagnolo versions for £239.95 and £199.99 respectively. For a few pounds more the Racing 5 LG is also available in a CX version with double seals on the hubs to keep out the muck, and there’s also a disc braked version retailing at £324.99.
Shimano Ultegra RS700 C30 were £749.98, now £449.99
Shimano has done a great job around this price point with its wheels. Sticking with reliable aluminium braking surface for its rim brake wheels but increasing ride quality and performance whilst undercutting that entry level carbon market. If you are finding your wheels lacking, something like these Shimano Ultegra wheels will boost your ride.
Zipp 30 Course Tubeless were £913, now £749.99
Read more: Zipp 30 Course Tubeless review
In Zipp’s ever-growing range of wheels, the Zipp 30 Course disc brake wheels are the least expensive options, but at £800, we’ll be the first to admit that “least expensive” doesn’t mean cheap. However, for the price on offer they are seriously impressive performers.
Prime RR50 SE Caron Clincher were £779.99, now £449.99
View here: Prime RR50 SE in Tech of the month
In house brand to Chain Reaction Cycles is Prime wheels, which has been producing some great wheelsets over the last few years from aluminium mile munchers to higher end performance driven wheels. These Prime RR50’s made it into our Tech of the month, link above, and looks to be a great wheelset. This deal even comes with Hutchinson Fusion 5 tyres and tubes!
That’s all the deals for now, check in soon for an update.