Bontrager Race Lite wheels £280.00

Durable cross-country wheels

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Bontrager are currently overhauling their entire wheel line, but these versatile old favourites still have understandably loyal fans.

They are relatively heavy but the sturdy rims are supplied with a snap-in tubeless strip that’s a bonus for the cost.

They’ll take a thrashing before they buckle, but the alloy nipples do make any tuning work nerve wracking.

Bontrager branded DT Swiss hubs are slightly slow to engage but they run and run through the worst conditions.

The broad lever Bontrager quick releases are easy to use and double up as emergency tyre levers if the tighter tubeless rims put up a fight.

They’re one of the few stock wheels available in 29er or Maverick fork 24mm through-axle versions.

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