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Top 5 – Road Bike Training Wheels

It’s essential to replace your race wheels with a set of sturdy, reliable training wheels for everyday riding. Poor weather and long miles means your bike is subject to more abuse than it is at any other time of riding. Rain, muck, potholes and even snow and salt in the winter all contribute to increased rim wear and damage to bearings within the hub. Your bike also requires frequent cleaning which can also affect bearing lubrication and performance.

There are a lot of factors that come into play when purchasing a new set of training wheels:

  • Price
  • Reliability
  • Comfort
  • Performance
  • Weight

Below is our guide to the top 5 road bike training wheels.

  1. Fulcrum Racing 5 C17 Clincher Wheelset
    £230.49 Buy now with Probikekit

    Fulcrum Racing 5 C17 Clincher Wheelset

    The Fulcrum Racing 5 clincher wheelset ticks all the boxes for a great set of road bike training wheels. They’re affordable, reliable, lightweight and offer the performance benefits of far more expensive wheels. They have recently been re-designed with a slightly wider rim to facilitate an easier fitting of 25c tyres. This also makes it easier to repair or replace an innertube when you’re out training. The wider rim also means the rider can benefit from better comfort, better grip and slower tyre wear.

    A new 20 spoke design offers remarkable performance in terms of both increased lateral and torsional stiffness as well as increased reactivity. At just 1650g they’re by no means heavy either, so you’ve no excuse when you’re getting dropped on the climbs!

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  2. Vision Trimax 30 Clincher Wheelset
    £339.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Vision Trimax 30 Clincher Wheelset

    The Vision Trimax 30 is what you’d call a workhorse wheelset that’s ideal for all-around use. Like the Fulcrum Racing 5, this wheelset has a wider rim profile to allow for a comfortable ride. A unique intespoke milling technique helps to reduce weight and increase acceleration which improves climbing performance.

    Extra light P.R.A hubs are easy to service and house 6 sealed cartridge bearings. The vision Trimax 30 wheels are built completely by hand and come in at a respectable weight of 1580g. They’re a great set of road bike training wheels and will have you covered whether you’re putting in those long winter miles or doing an intense interval session.

     

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  3. Campagnolo Zonda C17 Clincher Wheelset - Black
    £299.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Campagnolo Zonda C17 Clincher Wheelset - Black

    The Zonda is one of Campagnolo’s best selling wheelsets and the reviews speak for themselves. Campag has managed to pack a lot of technology into the Zonda which sees them comfortably out-perform the competition. They’re one of the most affordable sets of wheels in our top 5 but with milled rims, aero spokes and a lightweight construction they’re fast too.

    The rim itself is 17mm wide to better accommodate wider tyres. Campagnolo also claims the wider rim profile provides an improvement in aerodynamics, with a smoother tyre to rim shape transition, especially with 25mm tyres.

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  4. Novatec Jetfly Clincher Wheelset - Shimano
    £349.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Novatec Jetfly Clincher Wheelset - Shimano

    A 32mm profile will give you an aerodynamic advantage while the machined braking surface is built to take a beating. 20 spokes in the front and 24 in the rear provide a great deal of responsiveness as well as a good level of comfort. The Jetfly are rigid like your carbon race-day wheels but built for everyday use.

    On top of all this, the wheelset comes in at a highly impressive 1,435g for the pair. The Jetfly are the ideal pair of road bike training wheels for climbing, descending and everything in between.

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  5. Fulcrum Racing 3 C17 Clincher Wheelset
    £379.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Fulcrum Racing 3 C17 Clincher Wheelset

    The most premium set of wheels in our top 5 is the new Racing 3 wheelset from Fulcrum. An updated lacing pattern using aero spokes and pre-aged T6 aluminium rims give that ‘zippy’ feeling when climbing and accelerating. Rolling resistance is low and the ride is smooth thanks to bottom bracket cup technology in the hubs

    The Fulcrum Racing 3 is a great road bike training wheelset for racers or cyclists that are fairly new to the sport and are looking to upgrade their wheels.

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Tom Bracegirdle

Tom Bracegirdle

Editor

Tom has been a keen cyclist since the age of thirteen and began racing competitively on the road as a junior. Since then, he spent three seasons racing full time in Belgium and France. A member of the marketing team here at ProBikeKit, Tom enjoys writing about new products in the cycling industry and road racing.


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