BikeRadar Bargains: road wheel bonanza

Pick up a new set of wheels for the season from our selection of delectable hoops

Summer is on its way and there's little better than refreshing your bike with a set of new, bargain-tastic road wheels.

As well as some high-end carbon tastiness, we have some cheaper alloy options too — a perfect replacement for your go-fast wheels in the coming months of gruelling 'British Summer' training.

Scroll on to see five of the best road bike wheel bargains on the net this week. 

Superstar Zeal Pave28 RaceBuild wheelset — £419.99 £249.99

Superstar's budget wheelsets have consistently impressed us
Superstar's budget wheelsets have consistently impressed us

Superstar's road wheels have impressed us before and these hardy alloy wheels look like an ideal training or entry-level race option.

With a reassuringly wide 17mm profile, the rims should hold up pretty well, and spares are easy to find for Superstar's own Zeal Pro hubs.

Shimano Ultegra 6800 wheelset — £424.99 £264.98

If you want something posher from the Japanese component giant, you could do much worse than these Ultegra wheels at £264.98
If you want something posher from the Japanese component giant, you could do much worse than these Ultegra wheels at £264.98

Wiggle has a whole host of deals on its wheels and this entry-level set of Shimano hoops caught our eye. 

Rolling on Shimano's legendary cup and cone hubs, and laced up with bladed spokes, these are a compelling buy with a 37 percent saving.

Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheelset — £2,115 £1,628.55

These Zipp Firecrest 202 wheels are designed to be comfortable on- and off-road
These Zipp Firecrest 202 wheels are designed to be comfortable on- and off-road

The Zipp 202 Firecrest disc wheelset is a versatile, wide, semi-deep carbon option that is designed to be as comfortable on off- and on-road excursions. 

Weighing in at 1,530g (claimed), you can pick these 32mm deep wheels up with a 23 percent discount from Ubyk. 

Vision TC24 carbon tubular road wheelset — £1,499.95 £674.99

Looking for some superlight carbon tubs for the season? Look no further
Looking for some superlight carbon tubs for the season? Look no further

Do you need some super-light, fast wheels for your pew-pew speed machine? Not willing to spend crazy money on said wheels? If so, these carbon beauties from Vision are well worth your consideration.

At a claimed 1,280g for the pair, these quick wheels are sure to lustify any race bike.

Shimano RS11 wheelset — £179.98 £109.99

Shimano's RS11 wheelset is one of the most popular stock workshop replacements out there
Shimano's RS11 wheelset is one of the most popular stock workshop replacements out there

Long a favourite spare stock item of bike shops across the country, these budget wheels from Shimano are even more appealing than ever with a healthy 38 percent discount from Evans.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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