Borg 31 wheels review

These handbuilt wheels from Malcolm Borg of the Cycle Clinic are meant for all-season riding and have a semi-aero 31mm rim to add an element of speed

Cycling Weekly Verdict

An expertly built wheelset that combines all the qualities most of us are looking for in a set of all-rounder wheels at a decent price.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight for 'training' wheels

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    Slight aero advantage over box-section rims

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    Handbuilt in the UK

Reasons to avoid
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    Not as bling as some of the big brands' wheels (if that's important to you)

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A wheelset for all seasons with hints of aero to add elements of speed and handbuilt for strength and robustness, these Borg 31 wheels offer all that you need from a wheelset for under £500 – no nonsense, performance was a no-brainer for Editor’s Choice selection.

Suffolk-based Malcolm Borg handbuilds his own wheels, choosing the rims, spokes and hubs that he considers best for the job.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.