Sun ADD Lite mountain bike wheelset review£479.99

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BikeRadar score3.5/5

We’re seeing a lot more Sun/Ringle wheel kit on complete bikes these days, but this lightweight set is expensive for an aftermarket option.

The MTX rims have proved tough through a year of being our main rear Maxle wheelset. The 29mm width will support up to 2.4in tyres and fatten out 2.2inchers nicely too.

The tension of the eyeleted spokes has stayed even and tight, keeping the wheels impressively accurate. Double-butted spokes and an alloy freehub keep weight low enough for trail use, while the needle bearing freehub engages quickly.

We’ve had variable lifespan results though, they’re 12mm through-axle only on the rear and the set is £130 more than buying the rims and hubs alone.

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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