Quad Equipe Pro XC wheels review£269.98

Tidy cross-country hoops

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Following the impressive Quad brakes, come Quad wheels to put them on, but they’re facing stiff opposition from established similar price competition.

Despite some almighty twangs on the first few rides they settled down okay. They’re slightly flexible but never frighteningly so, and the only signs of a proper hardtail hammering were the denting of a rim and a bit of wobble.

The rear hub gets a six-pawl system, and pick up is reasonably quick and reliable. Machined detailing on the flanges looks neat too and you get a set of quick release skewers.

You’ll need to crank the cassette lockring down tight though, because any movement will scar the freehub and make removal hard.

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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