Halo Excite-R review

Halo's Excite wheels have been a solid all-round choice for a few years. The new Excite-R loses weight but gains serious multi axle versatility. The rims are well proven, tough hoops.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £180.00 RRP
The Excite-R is an adaptable setup, and a good price too.

Our review

Tough rims and good hub versatility but variable freehub lifespan
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Halo’s Excite wheels have been a solid all-round choice for a few years. The new Excite-R loses weight but gains serious multi axle versatility. The rims are well proven, tough hoops, and while they’re a relatively thin 23mm width, their semi-aero profile gives them impressive strength.

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They’ve got a machined braking surface for rim brakes too, as well as a durable hard anodised and laser etched finish for premium looks.

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The new double butted Halo Pro spokes have an extra tough black ‘anti scratch’ finish too, so your wheels won’t immediately look trashed as soon as you drop your chain into them. Sadly, the freehub on our first example didn’t survive so well, barely making it beyond two months of singlespeed stress under one of our high mileage testers. We’ve got a set under a king-sized freerider running fine though, so maybe we were just unlucky first time. But they are fairly light, making this a versatile, fair priced setup if your freehub holds up.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Excite-R
Brand Halo

Wheel Size 26
Brake Compatibility Disc Brake V-Brakes
Front Hub Brand Spin Doctor
Rear Hub Brand Spin Doctor
Description Grey anodized rims with black 14/16 gauge stainless spokes.
Front Wheel Weight 937
Rear Wheel Weight 1156
Rim Size/Diameter 23
Rims Brand Halo
Available Colours Graphic Design Grey
Material Alloy Stainless Steel