Syncros AM wheels review£379.99

Quality details, but they're pricy

BikeRadar score3.5/5

These white wheels don't just share colour similarities with other medium-duty wheels, but the devil’s in the detail when it comes to comparison. Starting with the rims, the proven 28mm deep V section gives them a tougher-than-usual impact appetite and supports fatter tyres well.

Syncros also add small scoops inside the lip to stop the tyre wriggling off immediately if you puncture, while handbuilding with DT Swiss spokes means more consistent strength and accuracy.

They're available with either quick-release hubs on both, or with a 20mm through-axle up front and a quick-release in the back. The hub shells are similar to other wheels in their class but Syncros specifies high quality Rock’n’Roll grease.

However pick-up isn’t as fast as the Quad AM2.7s, weight is high and the small upgrades add a big price increase.

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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