Unless you bought a frame and components to build your own dream machine, your bike probably came with wheels – but an upgrade could transform your ride.
Any road bike wheels, provided they are true (round, not bent) will do the job – they’ll revolve and keep you moving and do everything they need to. Upgrading your road bike wheels wheels could make a huge difference to ride quality, overall bike weight, speed, and versatility.
The trick, if you do want to upgrade is to pick wheels that cater for your needs. Key considerations include:
- Spoke count
- Braking surface
- Rim width
- Tyres: – clinchers, tubular, tubeless
- Weight and cost – which are influenced by most/all of the above