The wheels are possibly the most important cycling components on the entire bike, they can make the difference between winning and losing and are a great way to upgrade your ride.
The best road wheels are usually made of carbon and can cost a small fortune - some go for almost £5,000 for a pair! The good news is that not all great quality wheels come at such a steep price.
A good set of carbon wheels can be bought at around £500 with a variety on the kind of shape size and style. You can buy clinchers, which are the most common form of wheel and work with a tyre and inner tube combination; but recently there has been an increase in tubular wheels that work with a tubeless design which glues the tyre to the rim.
Upgrade Your Bike
Wheels are great upgrades to make when choosing to upgrade your current machine as often stock wheels that come with bikes can be heavy, affecting performance. Lighter wheels means less rolling resistance which means you will go faster without having to try. The best carbon wheels are able to shave seconds off of timings or increase average speed by a few miles per hour - vital for a racer.
Our very own brand CERO carbon wheels have been given 10/10 by Cycling Weekly and will be a great upgrade for your bike - just in time for the summer racing season.