Kore Streamline road wheelset review£249.99

Impressive hoops

BikeRadar score4/5

At 730g front, 920g rear the Streamlines are lighter than most mid-priced wheels, which will put some spice into the acceleration and agility of your bike.

The 27mm-deep rims will cut through the wind slightly better than shallower, flat-faced hoops too. However, the real reason that most people are going to grab these wheels instead of others are the spokes. The white-painted, flat-bladed Sandvik spokes look top dollar compared to the mass of black wheels available.

Despite being laced radially on the front and offside (which can create loosening problems in less well-made wheels) we’ve not had to take a spoke key to them all season. The adjustable cartridge bearings seem equally unconcerned with winter abuse.

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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