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Reserve 30 HD Wheelset

There are loads of fancy carbon wheelsets on the market, some are lightweight, some are comfortable and some are just bombproof. Reserve says the 30 HD is designed for trail and…

Score 8

Hope XC Wide Wheels

Hunt has made a name for itself over recent years by offering MTB wheelsets, suitable for multiple disciplines, at a killer price. Its TrailWide wheelset impressed us and scored a…

Score 9

Industry Nine 1/1 Enduro wheels 

This complete enduro wheelset comes from American brand Industry Nine, whose reputation was built making its hubs in-house in North Carolina. The 1/1 model here is the brand’s more affordable…

Score 7

Silt XC Alloy

Direct-sales brand, Silt, is a direct-to-consumer outfit based in Northern Ireland, and we’ve had good experience with its products in the past. Being part of the Scribe family, it also…

Score 7

Race Face Aeffect R wheels

Race Face’s latest Aeffect R wheelset incorporates some of the brand’s higher price tech into a more affordable complete package. Most obvious in terms of looks are the asymmetric rims,…

Score 8

Nukeproof Neutron V2

The cheaper of two complete Nukeproof wheelsets, these Neutron V2s share the brand’s workhorse, durable outlook at a more affordable price point. The wheels aren’t significantly different weight-wise than the…

Score 9

Hope Fortus 30SC Pro 5 

Hope has been making hubs in Lancashire long enough that it will only mess about with a winning formula if significant improvements are on the table. Well the venerable Pro…

Score 9

Classified Powershift hub

Classified pitches greater range, more efficiency, and improved durability as reasons to switch to its new internal hub gear system. Read our buyer’s guide to the best mountain bike drivetrains…

Mavic Crossmax XL wheels

Mavic offers three tiers in its mountain bike trail wheel range and the CrossMax XL is the budget model. Like its siblings, it’s built around a 30mm asymmetric Maxtal alloy…

Score 9

Mavic E-Deemax S 30/35 wheels

My first handbuilt MTB wheels used Mavic rims, I learned to build wheels using Mavic rims and I raced DH with Deemax wheels for years, so it’s satisfying to see…

Score 9

Silt Carbon XC wheels

In this age of ever more durable, enduro-ready gear, it’s totally out of fashion to shout about lightweight components and how much difference they make to ride quality. Indeed, it’s…

Score 9

Spank Oozy 395+ Wheelset

With a massive 40mm wide rim (measured 35mm internal) the 29in Oozy 395+ is a burly wheelset and, according to Spank, is aimed at enduro, trail and all-mountain riding.

Score 8

wtb czr carbon

Totally re-engineered from the ground up, the WTB CZR Carbon is WTB’s latest carbon rim. £499 per rim (complete wheel price TBC).

Score 8

silt am carbon

Silt's AM alloy package was very positively reviewed by us recently, and this is the competitively-priced £800 Silt AM Carbon version.

Score 7


Industry Nine has a solid reputation for high-end wheels and has diversified into affordable packages like this aluminium Industry Nine Enduro S wheelset.

Score 7

Crank Brothers Synthesis i9

Crank Brothers Synthesis i9 wheelset uses a front ‘tracking’ wheel and rear ‘drive’ wheel; different spoke counts, wider front rim and thinner rear rim.

Score 8

Nukeproof Horizon V2 wheels

Affordable and considerably lighter than advertised, the Nukeproof Horizon V2 alloy wheels are the brand’s latest complete wheel package.

Score 9