Smooth & efficient ride quality
One of the biggest changes you can make to your bike is replacing its wheels. Not only can new wheels provide additional support when it comes to hill climbing and acceleration, but they can assist with the smoothness of your ride and the ride quality itself. So, if you’re looking to achieve a better look, feel and ride with your bike, the best place to start is your wheels.
Apart from the frame of your road bike, the wheels are the most significant aspect that can make a difference to your overall experience, performance and handling on the roads. There are plenty of road bike wheel options available on our website, so be sure to check the measurements where necessary before placing your order. If you need assistance, we’re happy to help.
Where to start
A new set of wheels can drastically change the look, feel and handling of your road bike. From deep-section carbon tubulars to puncture resistant wheels for hard hitting riders, what you choose will have a varying impact on your bike. The right road bike wheels for you will depend on a number of factors. For example, if you’re looking for a durable wheelset that offers comfort and ease of use, then carbon road bike wheels could be your best bet. However, they may not suit someone looking to maximise their aerodynamics on the road. Be sure to check which wheelset is better for your needs from our dynamic range.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does road bike wheel size matter?
Yes. If you have a smaller wheel on your road bike, you may find that small debris, rocks, potholes and other obstructions on the road will affect your ride more. If you can, opt for wheels that are larger than 16”, as you’ll find that your overall ride is smoother.
How much of a difference do bike wheels make?
Changing the wheels can significantly improve the riding experience, handling and performance of your bike. For road bike users, new wheels can also impact speed and aerodynamics on the road.
Is it worth upgrading an old road bike?
The best way to answer this question is to look at the frame of your bike, not the wheels. If the frame does not fit your measurements or if it’s uncomfortable, it could be more cost effective to buy a new bike. However, if your frame is fine, replacing your wheels is a lower cost solution.