26 Inch Wheels and Wheelsets
Having the right wheels can make a big difference to the feel and performance of your bike and there are lots of styles of 26 inch bike wheels and wheelsets to help you easily enhance your performance. Its important to know what you are looking for with new bike wheels, they can be a great way to lose unwanted weight on your bike, although you will need to ensure you get the right balance between strength and weight.
You can find front and rear 26 inch wheels for both mountain and road bikes from top brands including Rigida, MTB and Quintana Roo amongst other. Your wheels should be smooth and dependable, hold tyre pressure and provide a surface for consistent braking while being as lightweight as possible.
Why Upgrade Your Wheels?
Upgrading your wheels can help to inject new life into your bike, improving not only the quality of the ride, but helping you gain better average speeds and greater braking ability. The weight of the wheels will also help with acceleration and deceleration as well as improving reliability. A lower rotating weight will help when climbing uphill with less side-to-side movement of the wheel when powering down, thereby aiding acceleration.
Changing you wheels allows you to fully customise your riding experience. Use different wheels for different occasions and swap out your wheels when commuting or going to cycling events.
If you are looking for speed and aerodynamics, then 26 inch wheelsets with deep-section rims are a good choice. These are often made from carbon fibre to keep the weight low or you can choose aluminium ones.
These wheels help to cut through the wind and reduce air drag. Wheels with a shallow-profile rim and a low spoke count make for good climbing, alloy wheels are good for training, while higher spoke counts are good for off-road cycling.