RaceFace Turbine MTB wheels review

Sturdy all-rounder wheelset

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £429.00 RRP | USD $599.00
RaceFace Turbine MTB wheels

Our review

Respectable, if not show-stopping, rolling-stock debut from RaceFace
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RaceFace is new to the wheel game, but the manufacturer has rolled out a set of decent all-rounders to match its trail-tough Turbine bar, stem, seatpost and crank family.


The rims are medium-wide rather than super-fat, but we’ve ragged them round rocky trail epics without denting or warping them. The 28 spokes at each end lace into robust brass rather than alloy nipples so re-tensioning is easy, but the wheel build and bearings have all held up fine so far.


Pick-up is slightly slow from the three-pawl freehub though, and as the Turbines are new for 2014 we haven’t got years of back data on them. Stiffness and weight are happily average, and 135x12mm or QR axle adaptors, XD drivers and tubeless kits are available separately.

Product Specifications


Name Turbine (14)
Brand Race Face

Description Rim: 21mm internal/25mm external. Options: 15/20mm F, QR135/142x12mm R. Freehub lag: 18°
Wheel Size 29 650B
Front Wheel Weight 860
Rear Wheel Weight 910