BikeRadar Podcast | What is the point of carbon fibre mountain bike wheels?

Tom and Alex chat about whether spending money on a carbon fibre wheel upgrade is worth it

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BikeRadar’s technical editors Tom Marvin and Alex Evans discuss whether carbon fibre mountain bike wheels actually improve performance out on the trail – and ask, are they worth their asking price?


Off the back of Tom’s MBUK and BikeRadar wheels group test – where 12 wheelsets ranging from £360 to £1,899, and featuring both aluminium and carbon fibre rims, were tested – he noticed that he couldn’t feel any discernible difference between the two materials.

True to BikeRadar’s mission to give you guys the best buying advice out there, Tom talks through his findings. Listen in to learn more…

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