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BikeRadar bargains: 5 cheap road bike wheelset deals

Pick up a new set of wheels from our selection of delectable hoops

Cheap road bike wheels

A new set of wheels is always a safe bet if you want to refresh your bike, and there are plenty on offer. From lightweight climbing wheels to deep section aero numbers, there should be something to suit your needs.

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We’ve put together our pick of the budget options and deals on road bike wheels this December 2020.

The best cheap road bike wheel deals 2020

Shimano RS100 wheelset – £119.95 £89.99

The WH-RS100-CL wheelset
The WH-RS100 wheelset.
Courtesy of Shimano

While the RS100 wheelset is a budget option, it’s also a long-time favourite spare-stock item of any decent bike shop because it guarantees solid wheels at a killer price – £89.99 for a pair of wheels is a ridiculously low price by any measure.

While the wheels won’t win any beauty contests soon, rolling on Shimano’s cup and cone bearings they’ll definitely provide reliability and hassle-free riding for years to come.

Prime RR-50 V3 wheelset with tubeless tyres – £779.99 £499.99

Prime RR50
These Prime carbon clinchers are just £499.99 including tubeless tyres.

For just £499.99 you’re getting a 50mm-deep set of carbon clinchers, a pair of Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance tubeless road tyres and a bottle of tubeless sealant. There are both disc brake and rim brake versions on offer at this price.

This is a truly storming deal and not one to miss!

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheelset – £999.99 £766.98

Shimano R9100 wheelsets
Shimano’s R9100 wheelsets are often seen in the pro peloton.

While they are relatively conservative in the width department (by modern standards), Shimano’s Dura-Ace C24 wheels are still a sprightly option, weighing in at just under a claimed 1,400g for the pair.

They feature a bonded carbon aluminium construction using an alloy braking track and a low-profile carbon rim, which could make them a great option for climbers.

The wheelset isn’t exactly cheap at just under £1k at retail, but they can be had with a £233 saving at ProBikeKit.

If you’re after something ever-so-slightly more aero, Wiggle currently has a great offer on Shimano’s Dura-Ace C40 wheelset.

Fast Forward F3R DT240 carbon clincher wheelset – £1,599.95 £799

FFWD F3R wheelset
These wheels present a huge saving on RRP.

ProBikeKit is offering a huge £800 saving on these mid-depth carbon wheels from Fast Forward.

Boasting DT Swiss’s much-loved 240 hubset, tubeless compatibility and a perfectly-acceptable 19mm internal width, these could be a superb upgrade for any lightweight road bike.

Shimano Deore touring wheelset – £150.99 £95

Merlin touring wheelset
Classy, silver, £95 – what’s not to like?

These classy polished alloy 36-spoke wheels from Merlin could be a great option for a commuter bike, winter ride or lightly-loaded tourer. Built around Shimano’s Deore hubs and Mach 240 rims, you really can’t go wrong at just £95.

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