Wiggle rolls out own-brand wheels

Online retailer releases range of hoops

Online super-retailer Wiggle sets its sights on the wheel market with Cosine, its own range of six road cycling wheels. 

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Having already entered the parts and components market with LifeLine, its in-house tyre brand, Wiggle is setting up to go head-to-head against some of the big wheel manufacturers such as Shimano and Mavic. The range, which includes three carbon clincher wheels and three alloy wheels, covers various disciplines of road cycling and ranges from £70 to £600 per set. 

At the top of the range, the £600 carbon clincher wheels come with wider rims and a rounded profile, and are supplied with carbon-specific brake pads. The wheels are completed with alloy hubs, sealed cartridge bearings and Sapim CX Delta spokes with CN-14G nipples, 20 front and 24 rear. 

The alloy wheelset comes with a selection of rim depths and widths, including a six-bolt disc brake compatible wheelset at £180 with a 23mm deep profile aimed at cyclocross and all-weather commuters, and a 32mm wheelset which comes tubeless ready. 

If you’re in the market for a new wheelset, our buyer’s guide to road bike wheels will help you decide what you need. 

Cosine carbon clincher wheels

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The cosine carbon clincher wheelset with 55mm rims:

 Price  Rim width    Rim depth  Reported weight   Recommended use 
 £600  23.4mm outside, 19mm 55mm   1775g  Racing, TT
  £600   23.4mm outside, 19mm 45mm   1700g  All-rounder
  £600   23.4mm outside, 19mm  30mm  1580g  Sprinting, climbing

Cosine alloy wheels

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The cosine alloy wheelset with comes tubeless ready:
 Price    Rim width     Rim depth   Reported weight    Recommended use 
 £250  21.5mm 32mm  1485g  Gravel, all-weather commuting, – tubeless ready
 £180  24mm  23mm assymetric  –  CX, gravel, all-weather commuting – disc brake compatible
 £70  21mm  24mm  –  CX, gravel, all-weather commuting 
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