Mountain Bike Wheels Reviews

Mountain Bike Reviews - Industry Nine Trail 270 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Industry Nine Trail 270 2018
Industry Nine Trail 270

Industry Nine are well known for their high-end wheelsets and non-conformist approach to manufacturing and wheel design. My first experience of their products was a Torch hub built on a set of Reynolds carbon wheels and they blew my mind. The speed of engagement along with the stiff hoop felt incredible and had me hooked on the rapid hub speed…

Wheels
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Nukeproof Horizon Wheelset 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Nukeproof Horizon Wheelset 2018
Nukeproof Horizon Wheelset

It's not just bikes that Nukeproof makes, their line of components is ever growing and the Horizon range represents robust and wallet-friendly products good enough for the world circuit. Expanding their Horizon range of components, Nukeproof have added a new wheelset into the mix at a bargain price. Developed with WTB, they stay true to the Nukeproof philosophy of being…

Wheels
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Spank Bikes Spike 350 Vibrocore 29er 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Spank Bikes Spike 350 Vibrocore 29er 2018
Spank Bikes Spike 350 Vibrocore 29er

Spank has a great reputation for hard-hitting and reliable products. I tried and failed to destroy a set of Oozy 345s in the Alps a couple of years ago, which cemented them for me, as one of the more robust wheel makers out there. Always keen to innovate, Spank has been working with their Vibrocore system, which they use in…

Wheels
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Stan's NOTUBES Arch S1 Wheelset 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Stan's NOTUBES Arch S1 Wheelset 2018
Stan's NOTUBES Arch S1 Wheelset

Stalwarts of the mountain bike wheel scene, Stans have been rolling out hoops for a long time and have always been at the forefront of rim development. Their Flow rim was wide and strong ahead of its time and their development of tubeless setups has been hugely important for mountain bike development. Their main range of rims can be simplified…

Wheels
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Stan's NOTUBES Arch Mk3 Wheelset 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Stan's NOTUBES Arch Mk3 Wheelset 2017
Stan's NOTUBES Arch Mk3 Wheelset

Stan's have been doing the tubeless thing for some time now, and their range of products for keeping air in tyres without tubes is well developed and widely used. Their wheelsets have been well received and used throughout mountain biking, from XC to downhill and everything in between, always being ahead of the curve. We are in a period of…

Wheels
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Mavic Deemax Pro 27.5 Boost 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Mavic Deemax Pro 27.5 Boost 2017
Mavic Deemax Pro

Wheels are one of the best upgrades you can do to any bike and Mavic have long been at the forefront of that technology. In recent years we’ve seen more and more carbon in this area, and indeed Mavic have started to explore this route too. However, when you look at the comparable weights, you can’t go too far wrong…

Wheels
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Mavic Crossmax XL Pro WTS  2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Mavic Crossmax XL Pro WTS  2016
Mavic Crossmax XL Pro WTS

It wasn't long ago that you couldn't move at a trail centre for a set of bright yellow wheels. Invariably these wheels were the iconic and undeniably 'enduro' Mavic Crossmax Enduro Wheelset. They were fast, stiff and light, but the narrow rear width and super fast rolling rear tyre didn't fully match up with the average enduro rider's needs. Fast…

Wheels
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Enduro – Pro 4 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Enduro – Pro 4 2016
Hope Technology Enduro – Pro 4

Purveyors of fine quality British engineering, Hope have been at the forefront of component manufacturing for what seems like forever. Having developed an almost legendary reputation in the bike industry, they represent durability and reliability to the core, alongside an 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' mentality towards product development. For many years now the Pro II hubs have…

Wheels
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Spank Bikes Oozy Beadbite 345 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Spank Bikes Oozy Beadbite 345 2016
Spank Bikes Oozy Beadbite 345

The trend for wider rims is clear, and the competition is hotting up as manufacturers respond and the choice expands. The 345 from Spank has an internal width of 30mm, whilst it's namesake number refers to the outer width of 34.5mm. They feature their OohBah rim profile, aiming to create a strong, light and stiff hoop, which means there's little…

Wheels
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - FUNN Fantom 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - FUNN Fantom 2016
FUNN Fantom

For years FUNN components were the go-to product, the classic Fatboy/Rippa bar and stem combo was at every turn, and the (sometimes risqué) branding was part of many a riders sticker collection. They, however, never went away, producing solid kit at an affordable price point, but I must admit when I was asked to review some new wheels, FUNN was…

Wheels
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Superstar Components Trizoid AM 135mm/QR Wheelset  2011
Mountain Bike Reviews - Superstar Components Trizoid AM 135mm/QR Wheelset  2011
Superstar Components Trizoid AM 135mm/QR Wheelset

The Trizoid Wheelset is new from Superstar Components, their Tech 2 Evo wheelsets were hugely popular last year and we ran a set at the Mega Avalanche that is still going strong and running true. Needless to say we were keen to try out the new version which boast a triple pawl pick up with 120 points of engagement. In…

Wheels
2011
Mountain Bike Reviews - Continental Rubber Queen 2.4 2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Continental Rubber Queen 2.4 2010
Continental Rubber Queen 2.4

The 2.4 Rubber Queen was an easy choice to make for the Mega, we wanted a tyre that was tough and grippy, and the Rubber Queen is just that. At well over a kilo per tyre the 2.4 is quite heavy, but as we were mostly going down that didn’t bother us. The added advantage of running it tubeless also…

Wheels
2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Superstar Components Tech2 Evo AM/Enduro 135 Switch Wheelset  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Superstar Components Tech2 Evo AM/Enduro 135 Switch Wheelset  2010
Superstar Components Tech2 Evo AM/Enduro 135 Switch Wheelset

Superstar have been pumping out some really good quality products at some awesome prices lately, and these wheelsets are the latest’s offering. Our Tech2 Evo AM’s turned up with a bag full of adaptors that meant they could run QR, 9mm, 15mm and 20mm front and QR, 10mm and 12mm rear which meant we could run them on any bike…

Wheels
2010
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