WTB LaserDisc FR downhill wheelset review

Beefcake hoops

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
£399.98 RRP
WTB LaserDisc FR wheelset

Our review

Strong, stiff and secure rims but the hubs have a limited lifespan
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As you’d guess from the FR tag, these are WTB’s beefcake freeride/downhill wheels, but they’re not too heavy for all-day use if the hubs can hold out.

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The 30mm-wide rims will take any tyre width you want and the internal I-Beam profile with reinforcing side rib makes them stiff and reliable too. They’ve certainly not suffered on any of the sets we’ve used, even when we’ve cased stuff badly or hit bad lines.

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If you get a puncture, they can be an arse to get tyres on and off of, but they’re easy to convert to tubeless with an aftermarket rim strip. Despite adjustable stainless steel bearings, hub lifespan is variable at best and they only come in 20mm front, 9mm quick-release rear versions

Product Specifications

Product

Name LaserDisc FR Wheelset(10)
Brand WTB

Description 9mm or 20mm front wheel, 150mm rear hub available
Weight (g) 2193
Front Rim Profile 30
Front Wheel Weight 1060
Rear Rim Profile 30
Rear Wheel Weight 1133