Halo ExciteD wheels review

Durable cross-country wheels

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £210.00 RRP
Halo ExciteD Wheelset

Our review

Bit flexy and the price doesn’t include quick release skewers, but hub durability is good
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Better known for their robust wheels, Ison have been developing their Excite XC wheels for long enough to give them a durability edge in economy class.


At 1,800g they’re light enough to save weight on most original equipment wheels. Several months under seriously heavyweight, pedal-stomping riders has proved they’re plenty strong too.

There’s a bit of flex through the skinny double butted-spokes when you work them hard but nothing too disturbing for a cross-country wheel.


Where their evolution really shows is the six-pawl freehub, which delivers impressive reliability and quick pick up from quiet running internals. Just make sure the cassette lockring is tight or the soft splines will scar easily.

Product Specifications


Name ExciteD
Brand Halo

Available Colours Black Black/White
Material Alloy
Wheel Size 26
Bike Compatibility Shimano 8spd Shimano 9spd
No of Holes (Front) 32 36
No of Holes (Rear) 32 36
Weight (g) 1792
Front Rim Profile 23
Front Wheel Weight 805
Rear Rim Profile 23
Rear Wheel Weight 987