Kore Gradient 2 road wheelset review

Lightweight smooth spinners

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £199.99 RRP | USD $287.95
Kore Gradient 2 Wheelset

Our review

Smooth-running, lightweight wheels that can turn on the speed
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US brand Kore are best known for their mountain bike components, but they do plenty of road stuff too, including three sets of complete wheels. 

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We got on really well with these lightweight hoops. Despite large gaps between the two-cross, double-butted spokes – 24 at the front and 28 at the rear – there’s little bending of the shallow V-section rims when you lay the power down and they pick up speed eagerly.

The sealed cartridge bearings ran super-smooth from the off and stayed that way throughout our grim-weather riding and, although the spoke tension did decline, the rims remained remarkably true. 

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Those rims have been matt silver anodised and the sidewalls CNC machined so it’s all-but impossible to see the joint – if you care about such things – and the polished black hub shells look pretty too. Weights are 752g front and 946 rear.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Gradient 2 Wheelset (09)
Brand Kore

Wheel Size 700C
Spokes Lacing Crossed 2
Front Rim Profile 24
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Wheel Weight 752
No of Holes (Rear) 28
Rear Wheel Weight 946