Momentum Bezerk FR mountain bike wheelset review

Affordable freeride hoops

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £118.95 RRP | USD $195.11
Bezerk FR Wheelset

Our review

They’re heavy and the bearings need TLC, but these are affordable tough wheels
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These wheels turn in a decent performance for the cash you’re splashing. The Mach 1 Freeride rim is wide enough to handle up to 2.4in tyres, has proved hard to dent and stayed straight throughout testing despite repeated pinch flats on rocky descents.


The Shimano Deore hubs are quick-release only, but there is a 15mm axle version of the wheelset available. You’ll need to look after the cup-and-cone bearings in heavy weather though – we temporarily seized the rears in just a few weeks last winter.


The tension and build quality of the 36 single-butted Mach 1 spokes is impressive for the money. Weight is 2,458g (1,132g front, 1,326g rear).

Product Specifications


Name FR Wheelset (09)
Brand Bezerk

Features Shimano 475 Disc / 135mm / 36 Hole / 9-Speed / Black / Steel Axle / Aluminium Quick-Release.
Weight (g) 2458
Spokes Lacing Crossed 3
Front Wheel Weight 1132
Rear Wheel Weight 1326
Rim Description 26" Mach 1 Freeride Disc / Single Eyelet / 36 Hole / Black.