WTB LaserDisc Trail mountain bike wheelset review

A good pair let down by poor sealing

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £399.38 RRP | USD $540.00
WTB LaserDisc Trail Wheelset

Our review

Reasonably light mid-width wheels but the lack of bearing protection is a weakness
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Evolutions of WTB’s cross-country wheels have been a common sight on complete bikes for years but now you can get them as a separate upgrade.


The cutaway flange hub is a lightweight design that’s appeared under various names. The only thing protecting the cartridge bearings is floppy rubber lip seals, so it’s essential you keep them scrupulously keen.

The rim is comparatively soft and easily damaged too, although the 25mm width adds support – and therefore protection – to wider tyres.


The 32 double-butted spokes at either end keep them tracking well and they’re not a bad weight for a mid-width rim. But at just under £400, most shops could provide something a lot more durable for dirty weather.

Product Specifications


Name LaserDisc Trail Wheelset (09)
Brand WTB

Available Colours Black
Weight (g) 1668
Accessories Supplied With Wheel Rim Tape Spare Spokes
Spokes Lacing Crossed 3
Front Wheel Weight 768
No of Holes (Front) 32
No of Holes (Rear) 32
Rear Wheel Weight 900
Rim Description LaserDisc Trail rim
Rim Size/Diameter 27