Oval Concepts 530 road wheelset review

Doesn't justify the pricetag

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £299.98 RRP | USD $449.00
Oval 530 road wheelset

Our review

Uneven spoke tension is a worry and there’s nothing here to justify the pricetag
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Oval is maybe not the best name for a company that makes wheels – and the rear 530’s erratic left-side spoke tension had us wondering whether they’d get that way by the end of the test. 


Sure enough, the rear wheel was kinking up and to the side at the same place when we re-measured it – not hugely, but enough to raise concerns down the line.


The rim has a deep wear-line groove, which in time can shape and trap brake blocks. The sealed-bearing hubs are fine, and the elbow-bend spokes are easy to find replacements for in the event of breakage.

Product Specifications


Name 530 road wheelset (12)
Brand Oval Concepts

Description Front: weight 870g, spokes 20 radial, bladed. Rear: weight 1120g, spokes 24: 12 radial, 12 two-cross, bladed.