CARBON MOUNTAIN BIKE WHEEL ROUNDUP

REVIEWS AND CONSIDERATIONS

Made in partnership with CompetitiveCyclist.com

For many riders, upgrading your mountain bike with carbon wheels is the ultimate treat. While carbon MTB wheels are certainly lust worthy in many ways, they aren’t always the best way to spend money or even the best performing wheel option. That’s why we put together this list of carbon MTB wheels for you to check out. Some of these carbon wheels we love, others we don’t. Between those are wheels that just work fine, spin round and look nice, but maybe they wouldn’t be the best way to spend your hard-earned dollars.

Thanks to Competitive Cyclist we were able to collect all these wheels, spend several months testing them all and put together this video. They have also given us 15% off discount code to share with our viewers, which is LOAMWOLF15, and will be applied to all applicable items.

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Disclosure: Our team selects all of the products we review and do so with honesty and objectivity in mind. Some of the products we receive come directly from Competitive Cyclist, who also value our readers and have offered them a 15% discount (exclusions apply) on their first purchase by using LOAMWOLF15. Through this program we may also receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks for your support, TLW.

RESERVE 30 CARBON WHEELSET

  • Wheelset designed with aggressive trail riding in mind
  • Carbon construction that’s lightweight and incredibly durable
  • 30mm internal rim width supports tires up to 2.3-2.5 inches
  • Thick rim beads are tough against abuse from the trail

Starting at $1,399

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REYNOLDS BLACKLABEL ENDURO
CARBON WHEELSET

  • An enduro wheelset for all-mountain flow and park sessions
  • Carbon construction more complex than many frames
  • Wide rim bead lets big tires fill out for traction and cushion
  • Boost spacing increases responsiveness without harshness
  • Industry Nine Torch hubs knock engagement down to three degrees

Starting at $2,099

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ROVAL CONTROL SL CARBON WHEELSET

  • Cross-country wheels suited for racing or efficient trail riding
  • 29mm internal width balances traction and zippy efficiency
  • 28h spoke count ensures the lightest possible weight
  • Boost spacing is compatible with the majority of modern bikes
  • Roval straight-pull spokes balance lightness with durability
  • OD endcaps, Roval spoke kit, tubeless tape, and valves included
  • Hub is available with both 6-bolt and Centerlock rotor mounting options

Starting at $2,499

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WE ARE ONE UNION CARBON WHEELSET

  • Go harder than ever before with the Union enduro wheelset
  • Increased impact resistance to meet the demands of enduro racing
  • Carbon rims that keep The Union lighter than The Agent
  • 6-Bolt disc brakes for decisive stopping power

Starting at $1,399

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ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO CARBON WHEELSET

  • Boost traction and performance with these moto-inspired carbon wheels
  • Single-wall rim offers a more compliant ride than conventional rims
  • Moto Technology improves traction and pinch-flat resistance
  • The design also increases impact resistance and reduces rider fatigue
  • ZM1 hubs deliver a responsive 6.9-degrees between engagement points
  • 32-spoke count ensures support for hard cornering and accelerating
  • Backed by a lifetime limited warranty for peace of mind on the trail

Starting at $850 – $950

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