30mm road bike wheels

   As the means to keeping you rolling, wheels must offer smooth and dependable hubs for drive; high stiffness for accurate tracking; be able to hold a tyre at great pressure; provide a surface for consistent braking; and achieve all of this while still being as lightweight and aerodynamically efficient as possible.

    Upgrading to a wheelset that hits these marks more accurately than what you’re currently riding can inject some serious new life into a bike.

    Improvements can include an improved ride quality, faster average speeds, greater braking ability or just a lower weight — something that helps with both acceleration and deceleration.

   Furthermore, the rise of technologies such as tubeless tyres and disc brakes have also shaken up the market substantially, with new designs pushing the boundaries of what was previously possible on road bikes.

   But with hundreds of bike wheel brands offering thousands of options, buying new wheels can be a confusing task. Luckily, our expert testers put dozens of wheels through their paces every year so you don’t have to.

   Below the best list, don’t forget to check out our extensive buyer’s guide to road wheels too. It will help you to know what to look for in wheels, understand the various features and what commonly used terms mean.