Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Disc wheels review

Impresively light and tubeless-ready all-mountain wheels.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £299.99 RRP | USD $499.99

Our review

Impressively light and tough tubeless ready so far, but lacks axle versatility
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The new Rhythm picks up the all-mountain beat for Bontrager.


They’re very light for all-mountain wheels, but the 28mm wide rim still supports tyres up to 2.4in. They’re also tubeless-ready if you snap on the provided rim strip.

Offset spoking reduces wheel dish and, despite only 28 spokes, we’ve had no issues. The bearings and freehub are lasting well on Doddy’s set despite recent drownings and take up is positive for quick acceleration.


You can’t switch the front hub between 20mm and QR versions, which is a shame if you’re thinking of upgrading your forks. 29er and heavier ‘Comp’ versions are available though.

Product Specifications


Name Rhythm Elite TLR Disc (08)
Brand Bontrager

Weight (g) 1862
Year 2008