Syncros FL25 mountain bike wheelset review

Hand-built, lightweight carbon hoops

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £1,449.98 RRP | USD $2,332.00
Syncros FL25 mountain bike wheelset

Our review

Limited axle choice, but genuinely light and stiff carbon trail performance at a decent price
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Syncros’s carbon rims have been around for a while and are proving reliably tough despite being very light. As you’d hope for the price, they’re noticeably tighter-tracking than similar weight alloy wheels. 

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Pickup is average but acceleration is excellent and they instantly enhance the agility of any bike you stick them in. The bearings and freehub have been fine on our long-term sets.

The 20mm internal rim diameter supports the medium-sized tyres that suit their function fine. The quick-release/15mm front hub and QR-only rear axle options will also suit most potential users. They’re not tubeless-compatible and their rim shape does make tyre fitting and removal a fight.

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name FL25 Carbon wheelset (12)
Brand Syncros

Description *Weight: Front: 687g Rear: 829g Total: 1,516g * Axles: Front: QR/15 Rear: QR