Raleigh Rigida Zac review£74.99

These wheels are a good choice if you haven't got much to spend. They're heavy but still a decent way to make your bike disc compatible. The Rigida Zac rims have been keeping budget and mid-price bikes rolling for years.

BikeRadar score4/5

These wheels are a good choice if you haven't got much to spend. They're heavy but still a decent way to make your bike disc compatible.

The Rigida Zac rims have been keeping budget and mid-price bikes rolling for years, so we have no worries about longevity. The machined braking surfaces mean you can use rim brakes too, although the fairly narrow 25mm rims won't support super-wide tyres.

Thirty-six plain gauge spokes front and rear thread into rim eyelets to give extra strength, although we needed to tweak them slightly as they settled in after a few rides. The unbranded disc hubs aren't the smoothest rolling models around, but they're fully serviceable and the bearings themselves are well hidden by metal and rubber seals.

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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