BEST BUDGET BUYS WHEELS : $1,000 AND BELOW - Trail Master Wheels

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Monday, 15 April 2019

BEST BUDGET BUYS WHEELS : $1,000 AND BELOW

BUDGET BUYS: $1,000 AND BELOW

While $1,000 can be a lot of money to spend on a wheelset, most stock wheelsets on new road bikes cost between $200–$500 if you were to buy them at cost. For this reason, an upgrade from an entry-level wheelset generally costs you between $500–$1,000. The two options below aren’t as expensive as others on this list, but will still provide many performance upgrades over the entry-level stock wheels your bike was equipped with.
While these wheels might be entry-level price, they’ve been built with some of the same technology as other wheelsets in the mid- to high-end range. The cost difference comes down to these wheels being made of aluminum instead of carbon, which increases overall weight slightly to 1,725 grams for the set. As far as performance, the 35mm rim depth strikes a nice balance between being aerodynamic and stiff laterally, which improves overall stability at high speeds.
What we like best: On paper (or your computer screen), one wheelset often looks just as good as another. The Racing Quattro LG is one of the best buys on this list at just $400 — being comfortable enough for all-day riding and tough enough to stand up to everyday use. The handling of the Quattro is also excellent, making these wheels fun to ride and performing like a much more expensive option.


Who it’s for: Anyone who doesn’t have a ton of money to spend on a wheelset but wants an upgrade from their entry-level wheelset that can be used for daily training and the occasional weekend race.
Tubeless wheels offer a significant advantage over clinchers — being more resistant to punctures, lighter in weight and more comfortable on rough roads. Stans is known for its tubeless products, and the new Grail Comp is an excellent way to try out a solid tubeless wheelset without spending thousands of dollars. While the 1,800 gram weight may be offputting for some, these wheels are absolutely bomb proof and can be used for road, gravel or cyclocross due to the ability to handle tires ranging from 25mm–40mm. You will need a bike setup for disc brakes if you’re considering these wheels, as they aren’t designed to be used with rim brakes.
What we like best: Finding a solid tubeless wheelset with disc brake compatibility that can be used on a variety of terrains at only $650 can be hard. And while they are ideal for dirt and gravel rides, they don’t feel out of place on the road unless you encounter extreme gradients. The wide profile and solid design also make it one of the most durable wheelsets money can buy.
HED’s philosophy has always been to concentrate on aerodynamics rather than weight. However, the recently redesigned 54mm JET 5 Express is constructed with uni-directional carbon fiber, which keeps the overall strength of the wheel the same as previous models while reducing overall weight. HED has used these weight savings to create a wider, rounded wheel instead of more traditional V-shaped rims. The end product is a wheelset that’s faster and more stable than previous models and is still pretty strong, too.
What we like best: While it can feel sluggish on steep climbs, the HED JET 5 is a very fast wheel that accelerates nicely on flats and is easy to control in crosswinds. You won’t mistake this wheelset for the Reynold’s RZR 92, but for $3,000 less it’s an extremely suitable replacement option for anyone dealing with a reasonable budget.
If you're dissatisfied with your current ride, you should definitely look into upgrading your wheels before you go to the trouble of purchasing a new bicycle altogether. It's amazing how much a new wheelset can improve your enjoyment of your bicycle; it's by far a more affordable route.
We have a throwaway culture nowadays, and people are trained to consider most purchases to be disposable. With bicycles that's not the case. They're intended to be kept, upgraded and improved over time.
(Well, not usually. Department store bikes are often referred to as 'junk' bikes by the government. These stores actually pay a special disposal tax in advance, because they know that the bikes will end up in the landfill in a year or two. The parts on department store bikes are not easily replaced or upgraded. However, most bicycles purchased from your local bike shop are meant to have a very long lifespan).
When something becomes unsatisfactory, I urge you to take it to your local bike shop and get new parts, or do the research, find out what you need and order it in. Not only will you save money, but you'll get a lot more enjoyment out of cycling. Thanks for reading!