Disc brakes for road bikes are no longer a new and untested technology, and they're growing steadily in popularity. If you're tempted to upgrade your steed, you'll need new wheels, so we've gathered a few options covering most of the price spectrum – with significant discounts to boot.
If you still have questions about the world of road disc brakes, our complete guide should help you and and answer your questions - though we're alway up for answering anything you throw at us! Just comment at the end of the article.
Zipp 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Rear Wheel 24 Spokes 10/11 Speed - Black Decal 2015
The Zipp 202 carbon clincher disc brake rear wheel has a not-to-be-sniffed-at 41 percent reduction, bringing it down to sub-£700. Zipp state this wheel is ideal for road riding and training, and while it may be aimed at road cyclists, it's also up to a little gravel excursion here and there. 32mm deep rims give it added aerodynamic benefits. The rear wheel hosts a 188 hub and Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Zipp state this wheel comes in at 825g.
Zipp 202 Carbon Clincher 700C Disc Front Road Wheel
This 32mm-rim disc ready front wheel combines with the option above to give you a wheelset that's tough enough to handle a little off-road treatment, with ceramic bearings and a 6-bolt disc brake mount.
DT Swiss RC 38 Spline Tubular Disc Rear Wheel 2015
These carbon-rimmed disc ready rear wheels from DT Swiss feature a Shimano 11-speed freewheel body, with DT Aerolite Spokes and DT Pro Lock aluminium nipples, and run with tubular tyres. DT Swiss claim a weight of 745g.
But be warned - there are only VERY low numbers left, so if you want one you'll have to be darn quick about it. One for the time triallists and triathletes out there.
Shimano RX31 Road Disc Wheels
Want to try discs without breaking the bank? For a very reasonable £101 you can get a disc-ready Shimano RX31 rear wheel, and the good news is that the front wheel is also in stock and on sale for £90, so that's just shy of £200 for a full wheelset.
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Rear 24 spokes 10/11 Speed White Decal
There's nearly a third off the price of these Firecrest rear wheels from Zipp. Unfortunately, the discount only covers the Campagnolo option, but if that works for you and you are in the market for carbon clincher disc-ready rear wheels, then there's certainly some money to be saved here.
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Front 18 spokes White Decal
Want the full Zipp 303 wheelset? You can also grab a disc-compatible front wheel for £619, giving you a full carbon clincher wheelset for in the region £1370. Not bad.
Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheelset
One of the benefits of this carbon clincher disc-compatible wheelset from Fulcrum is that, according to the company, it's compatible with any style of fork or axle due to the multiple adaptors it comes with. This one comes with the AFS hub standard. Fulcrum state this wheelset weighs in at 1605g.
Specialized Roubaix Elite Disc - 2015 Road Bike
How about a whole bike? Scoring an excellent 4/5 in our BikeRadar review, the Roubaix Elite is a "consummate sportive machine that’s capable of much, much more". Praise indeed! A carbon frame, SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes, FSA Gossamer crankset and SRAM Rival 11-speed drivetrain make up this comfortable and fun-to-handle steed.