Research and buy your next road wheelset.

Road Race Wheels is a online resource guide, designed to helping you to find the perfect set of wheels for your bike. Whether you're looking for a bomb-proof training wheelset or carbon tubulars for the next racing season, we'll point you in the right direction.

Five Great Budget Wheelsets

You may not win any big races on these wheels, but they're durable and reliable enough to handle many seasons of everyday riding and training.

Mavic Aksium Road Wheelset1. MAVIC AKSIUM: A 6061 aluminum rim combined with 20 stainless steel bladed spokes make this wheelset a durable and reliable performer. These wheels will appeal to riders on a budget with a $250 - $270 per pair price tag. They may not be the lightest wheelset available in this price rance, but they have a reputation of holding up well to rough roads and heavy riders.

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Easton EA50 Road Wheelset2. EASTON EA50: The EA50s are Easton's least expensive wheelset. They go for around $300-$375, look fast, and have some nice features for the price. At 816g (front) and 998g (rear), these wheels aren't super-light. However, they're plenty light when you're on a budget and your training has you riding a variety of road surfaces. These hand-built hoops offer versatility with a cassette body that can be swapped out to play well with Shimano, SRAM or Campy components.

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Shimano RS20 road bike wheelset3. SHIMANO RS20: These are Shimano's 105 level wheels. These clinchers offer a solid mix of durability, aerodynamic and value. They're perfect for the rider whose looking for a reliable training or commuting wheelset. The RS20s feature stainless steel butted and bladed spokes with a 2 cross lacing pattern that Shimano claims help improve power transfer. These wheels come in at about 1817 grams per pair and sell for around $300.

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Ritchey Silhouette Comp road bike wheel4. RITCHEY SILHOUETTE COMP: These affordable 700c wheels feature radial front and 3-cross rear laced straight gauge spokes. The silhouette comp are durable and light enough to make a good training wheel. They're also plenty burly to handle cyclocross duty. However, if you've got your sights on the podium, you'll probably want to go with something lighter. The Ritchey Silhouette Comps retail for around $250 for a pair.

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Shimano WH-R500 Road Bike Wheelset5. SHIMANO WH-R500: The R500s come stock on quite a few entry to mid-level road bikes. These wheels are excellent for training if you're looking for durability and weight is not a concern. Some riders have complained about flats with these wheels due to the cheap platic rim strips. If you're having this problem, you may want to consider upgrading to a cloth rim strip. Priced at around $200, the R500s are a solid buy for the budget-minded rider looking for reliable wheels.

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Featured Wheelset - Mavic Ksyrium Elite

If you're lookig for a step up from an entry level wheelset but don't want to break the bank, try Mavic's Ksyrium Elite wheels. They retail for around $625 per pair and carry many of the features of Mavic's higher end wheels like the Ksyrium SL. They Ksyrim Elites are a solid choice for the recreational rider looking for a well made wheel that's fast, stiff and resonably light weight(1,693 grams per pair).

Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheelset Front and Rear wheels
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheelset Front and Rear wheels
   $150.00
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road bike wheelset with 10 speed Shimano hyperglide
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road bike wheelset with 10 speed Shimano hyperglide
   $335.00
2017 Mavic Ksyrium Elite Front wheel Black Red Bladed Spokes Road Wheel
2017 Mavic Ksyrium Elite Front wheel Black Red Bladed Spokes Road Wheel
   $129.99
Ksyrium Elite 700c Clincher Wheelset Bladed Spokes Black
Ksyrium Elite 700c Clincher Wheelset Bladed Spokes Black
   $249.90
MAVIC KSYRIUM BLADED SPOKE 700 WHEEL SET 8 9 10 11 SPEED YKSION ELITE TIRES
MAVIC KSYRIUM BLADED SPOKE 700 WHEEL SET 8 9 10 11 SPEED YKSION ELITE TIRES
   $599.99
Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset and skewers 700c
Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset and skewers 700c
   $320.00
Mavic ksyrium elite road racing bike bicycle wheel wheelset 700C m-25 blk
Mavic ksyrium elite road racing bike bicycle wheel wheelset 700C m-25 blk
   $499.00
MAVIC KSYRIUM ELITE 700C CLINCHER WHEEL SET SHIMANO 8 9 10 11 SPEED CONTINENTALS
MAVIC KSYRIUM ELITE 700C CLINCHER WHEEL SET SHIMANO 8 9 10 11 SPEED CONTINENTALS
   $499.99
Used - Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road Wheelset 700C SRAM compatible - Black
Used - Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road Wheelset 700C SRAM compatible - Black
   $145.00
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheel Set, Silver.  9, 10, or 11 speed, with tires
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheel Set, Silver. 9, 10, or 11 speed, with tires
   $325.00
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