It’s been great to find that some of the best wheels we’ve ridden in a long time in terms of reliable, realworld performance are some of the cheapest in this test, and a fraction of the cost of fancy carbon wheels.
DT Swiss gives you proven bearing reliability laced into smooth-rolling, tubeless-ready rims for wheels that’ll flatter any all-round rouleur for £335. Our two top wheels are both under £400 too. Hunt’s Sprint Aero Wides are occasionally unforgiving but deliver a polished, lightweight, speed sustaining tubeless ride with a full set of spares included and tyres fitted, if you want. If you want a light and responsive ride at the expense of laser accurate tracking and maximum power transfer the new Lark 20 wheelset from Just Riding Along impressed. Add hand-built quality, durable bearings and custom options to tweak performance, and it’s enough to put these Yorkshire handbuilds ahead of big global brands.