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. 

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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.

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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

Product

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.