Oval Concepts 530 road wheelset£299.98

Doesn't justify the pricetag

BikeRadar score2/5

Oval is maybe not the best name for a company that makes wheels – and the rear 530’s erratic left-side spoke tension had us wondering whether they’d get that way by the end of the test. 

Sure enough, the rear wheel was kinking up and to the side at the same place when we re-measured it – not hugely, but enough to raise concerns down the line.

The rim has a deep wear-line groove, which in time can shape and trap brake blocks. The sealed-bearing hubs are fine, and the elbow-bend spokes are easy to find replacements for in the event of breakage.

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