Superstar Components Superleggera XC wheels review

Great value cross-country wheels

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £195.00 RRP
Superstar Components Superleggera XC wheels

Our review

Great working, looking and sounding wheels at a sensible price
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Superstar Components’ new Superleggera XC wheels are built around the company’s Superfast (front) and Superleggera (rear) hubs on Mavic XC717 rims.


The hubs feature a hollow quick-release skewer that’s almost as light as a titanium despite being made from steel; Japanese EZO bearings and bodies that are forged for strength then CNC-machined to their final shape.

The rear hub is the most noteworthy component because of its 120 point star-drive engagement; it engages five times quicker than a Shimano or Hope hub.

The most obvious trait however is the noise. The normal free-hub ‘clackity-clack’ is replaced with something altogether faster and more satisfying. You either love or hate the loud whirr these hubs make when coasting – we rock off them.

Considering that the hubs and rims alone would usually cost nearly £200, the handbuilt wheelset is great value at £195.


Function-wise these wheels work a treat – as long as you don’t mind the noise – and have stood up admirably during our trail thrashing.

Product Specifications


Name Superleggera XC
Brand Superstar Components

Features Mavic XC717 Rims laced to the (front) Superstar Superfast front hub and (rear) Superstar Superleggera rear hub with 120 point star-drive.
Rim Description MAvic XC717