DMR Pro 26 wheelset review£219.98

Strong but weighty wheels

BikeRadar score3.5/5

DMR have a legendary reputation for rock solid dirt products and their Pro wheels are no exception.

The BackLine rims are broad enough to take a battering and handle the biggest rubber without it rolling. The double eyelets and deep box-section construction has taken all the abuse we’ve thrown at them without flinching.

The 36-spoked rear will roll out round even when you hang up a big one. Unfortunately, they’re seriously heavy to get moving in a restricted space.

DMR’s 20mm convertible cartridge bearing front hub partners their nine-speed cassette rear. The three-pawl engagement and steel freehub body increase durability and you can run a quick-release or the provided Allen key bolts.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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