If you’re looking for a way to upgrade a bike that’s still wearing its out the box spec, then wheels are nearly always considered the first component to change.
Your wheels form the contact between you and the road – they power you out the bends and carry you up the climbs, so you want them to be working with you.
Admittedly, a wheel upgrade can be expensive. In this case, £800 is a lot of money to spend on a pair of wheels, but just one ride on a bike wearing new shoes can reveal an entirely new ride quality – and unleash some previously untapped speed. And of course wheelsets can be a lot more expensive if you go all out.
Upgrading your wheelset isn’t as simple as purchasing whatever your local bike shop has on offer – there’s a myriad of options and they all serve different purposes.
When investing in the Veltec Speed 4.5 Alloy/Carbon Clincher Wheelset, what you’re getting is an all-rounder. These aren’t the lightest or the most aero – but they’re ideal for those wanting a bit of everything, with added convenience.
Veltec are a German brand, which was formed in 1995, and only came on to the UK market last year. They offer a wide range of wheelsets, at pretty competitive prices compared to the market standard.