Really well put together with quality bearings and proper sealing.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

E13 TRSr wheelset


E13 TRSr wheelset review


Price: front £599, rear £699.

The foundation of E13’s new TRSr race wheelset is a 425g carbon rim with a 27mm internal width and a hookless profile. It comes pre-fitted with tubeless tape and valves, and I didn’t have any issue getting them up and running tubeless — the tyres seated first time with a reassuring snap. I could also remove the tyres by hand without using a lever, which is handy with expensive carbon rims.

>>> Best mountain bike wheels: a buyer’s guide

You order the rear hub with a Shimano or SRAM XD driver body. Both feature six degrees of engagement, but out of the box ours was a little sticky. E13 says it’s due to the sealing, and it seems to work because, unlike the bottom bracket tested elsewhere, I haven’t been able to detect any play or roughness in either hub. That’s a big improvement from our previous experience of E13 hubs.

Build quality is excellent, both rims are still true, and spoke tension is really tight even after several visits to BikePark Wales and dozens of rides across the Surrey Hills.

At just under 1,700g the TRSr wheelset isn’t the lightest on the market, but it’s really well put together with quality bearings and proper sealing for UK conditions. It’s also great value for a carbon wheelset of this quality.


Axle:100, 110 x 15mm front, 135, 142 or 148mm rear
Wheel size:27.5 or 29in