Your wheels are some of the most important components on your bike, having a huge effect on speed, weight, handling and overall performance.
Upgrading to a lighter wheelset will lower the rotational weight, improving acceleration and giving you a speed advantage – but some riding disciplines will require tough and burly wheels that can take plenty of punishment and still roll true. The ideal wheelset for you will offer the correct balance of light weight, strength and durability for your preferred riding discipline, at a price that suits your pocket.
All wheels share characteristics in common, consisting of hubs, spokes and a rim, while rear wheels are also a key component in your bike’s drivetrain and will in many cases be required to deal with more stress than the front.
Whether you need a tough set of BMX wheels to handle the stunts and jumps of the skate park, or are looking for a set of light and aerodynamic road bike wheels to give you a race day advantage, our guide will help you to choose the wheels that are right for you.