Quad AM 2.7 Wheels review£290.00

Quads new wheels

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Quad’s brakes have already proven great for their price and now they’re getting rolling with a range of quality wheels. The 2.7 rims are similar to other deep V sets, which is no bad thing in terms of toughness, and they give useful extra width to tyres up to 2.4in.

The build quality seems good, with no wobble or soft spokes once the initial settling noise had passed. They aren’t particuarly light or sprightly though.

We’ve had no problems with the sealed bearing hubs so far, although the finishing – particularly round the disc threads – could be better. 

Inexpensive conversion kits (front quick-release is £12.99, rear quick-release £14.99) are also available if the standard 20mm front/12mm rear set up doesn’t suit your tastes.

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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