Ride up grades with your upgrades.
The right choice.
It’s not the first time you’ve heard it but upgrading your wheels is the best upgrade you can make on a stock bike. Often stock bikes come with basic wheels and this can let down the ride and handling of that bike, we’ve even seen bikes with a price nearer £4K with a £300 wheelset.
Going out and spending £2k on a set of wheels though doesn’t mean your suddenly going to fly. Make sure you buy a wheel that suits you, your riding style and where you ride. Things to consider are material, rim depth, spoke count, hubs, bearings, freehubs, braking type, max load and tyre mounting. Seems a lot to think about when buying a bicycle wheel but we’ve seen a lot of customers wondering why they’re super wheelset they bought cheap online isn’t as fast as they thought and only lasted 3months!
Factory wheels and handbuilt wheels all have their pros and cons.
We will be reviewing wheels in the coming months of our favourite brands and offering recommendations for the type of buyer.
When buying a stock bike from Windmill Wheels we give you a wheel upgrade option and buy the stock wheels back.