There are quite a few ways to classified a road bike wheel.
1. By material – Alloy, Carbon or Alloy/Carbon mixed.
2. By type – Clincher, Tubeless or Tubular.
3. By rim depth.
Typically, there are 3 major categories of rim depth:
1. Low profile (less or around 24mm) good for hills.
2. All around wheel with standard profile (around 25mm to 30mm).
3. Aero wheel (above 30mm) excellent for flat road and time trial.
Today, we’ll look into most commonly used All Around Alloy Clincher Wheelsets from a few famous wheel manufacturers by comparing them side by side for their weight, profile and their price.
For those looking for wheel upgrade below chart should serve a good reference to look give you more choices and help you filter down what you really want.
|Manufacturer||Wheel Model||Weight||Rim Profile||Best Price We Found|
|Top Class Wheelset (Best)|
|Mavic||Ksyrium SLR||1410g||22mm front; 25mm rear||$1619.91 by CompetitveCyclist|
|Campagnolo||Shamal Ultra||1425g||26mm front; 30mm rear||£671.42 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|Fulcrum||Racing Zero||1435g||26mm front; 30mm rear||£704.41 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|Shimano||Dura Ace 9000 C24||1395g||24mm front and rear||£560.40 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|First Class Wheelset|
|Mavic||Ksyrium SLS||1395g||22mm front; 25mm rear||$1149.90 by CompetitiveCyclist|
|Campagnolo||Eurus||1482g||26mm front; 30mm rear||£534.99 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|Fulcrum||Racing 1||1485g||26mm front; 30mm rear||£588.49 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|ROL||D’Huez 24/28||1475g||24mm front and rear||$725 by ROL|
|ROL||Race SL||1555g||28mm front and rear||$625 by ROL|
|American Classic||Sprint 350||1410g||24mm front and rear||£416.66 by JeJamesCycles|
|Medium Class Wheelset|
|Mavic||Ksyrium Elite S||1520g||22mm front; 25mm rear||$559.00 by CompetitveCyclist|
|Campagnolo||Zonda||1550g||26mm front; 30mm rear||£267.49 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|Fulcrum||Racing 3||1555g||26mm front; 30mm rear||£313.86 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|Reynolds||Solitude||1575g||27mm front and rear||£313.86 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|ROL||Volant||1660g||28mm front and rear||$450 by ROL|
|American Classic||Hurricane||1600g||24mm front and rear||$849 by AC|
|American Classic||Victory||1648g||24mm front and rear||£291.66 by JeJamesCycles|
|Entry Level Wheelset (Stock Wheel)|
|Fulcrum||Racing 5||1760g||24mm front and rear||£155.47 by Wiggle|
|Fulcrum||Racing 7||1849g||24mm front and rear||£115.91 by Wiggle|
|Campagnolo||Khamsin||1873g||24mm front and rear||£117.69 by Wiggle|
|DT Swiss||R28 SPLINE||1890g||27mm front and rear|
|Reynolds||Shadow||1875g||24mm front; 28mm rear||£156.92 by Wiggle|
|Quality High Profile Wheelset|
|Shimano||Dura Ace 9000 C35||1627g||35mm front and rear||£1059.29 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|Shimano||Dura Ace 9000 C50||1672g||50mm front and rear||£1098.52 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|American Classic||420 Aero 3||1530g||34mm front and rear||£499.99 by JeJamesCycles|
|American Classic||Victory 30||1592g||30mm front and rear||£299.99 by JeJamesCycles|
|Fulcrum||Red Wind 50||1530g||50mm front and rear||£722.24 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|DT Swiss||RR 1850||1843g||30mm front and rear|
|Budget High Profile Wheelset|
|Mavic||Cosmic Elite||1770g||30mm front and rear||£266.66 by Evans|
|Fulcrum||Quattro||1725g||35mm front and rear||£206.86 by Wiggle|
|Campagnolo||Scirocco||1725g||35mm front and rear||£187.24 by Wiggle|
|Low Profile Wheelset|
|Campagnolo||Neutron Ultra||1482g||18mm front and rear||£490.41 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|DT Swiss||RR 21 DICUT||1460g||21mm front and rear||£533.73 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|DT Swiss||RR 1450 TRICON||1497g||21mm front and rear||£588.90 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|DT Swiss||R 1700 TRICON||1698g||20mm front and rear||£372.72 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|
|DT Swiss||R 23 SPLINE||1520g||23mm front and rear||£339.17 by Wiggle (Free shipping)|