Bontrager Race Extra Lite mountain bike wheelset review

Stiff and pimp but costly

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £549.99 RRP | USD $861.55
Bontrager Race Extra Lite Wheelset

Our review

Stiff new rim and pimpy spokes refresh Bontrager’s race wheel, but at a price
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The 28 butted white spokes front and rear may grab your attention, but it’s the new stiffer, lighter scandium alloy rims that tighten this wheelset up compared to previous versions.


It still isn’t guaranteed to go exactly where you point it, but it’s precise enough for a race weight wheel.

The wheels are supplied with tubeless sealing strips and valves, though their hooked profile makes them a sod to set up even normal tyres on without overpressuring.


The Bontrager designed hubs are a bit sticky new, but fast on the uptake, quiet and reliable. The broad lever skewers are great too.

Product Specifications


Name Race Extra Light Wheelset (09)
Brand Bontrager

Available Colours Black
Material Scandium
Weight (g) 1589
Accessories Supplied With Wheel Rim Tape
Front Wheel Weight 736
No of Holes (Front) 28
No of Holes (Rear) 28
Rear Wheel Weight 853