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Tubeless wheels from £124 to £2,400

Your choice of tubeless tyres is still a bit restricted, but you have far more options in tubeless-compatible wheels and the range is growing all the time. We found almost 100 different models listed by manufacturers, though they’re not all available in the UK yet. Let’s take a look.

Bontrager

Bontrager Affinity Elite Road Disc wheelset

Bontrager Affinity Elite Road Disc wheelset

Trek’s wheel and component brand was early to get on board with tubeless mountain bike tyres, so it’s no surprise there’s a wide range of Bontrager tubeless-ready wheels, from the entry level Affinity Comp right up to the all-carbon Aeolus range of racing wheels.

Read our review of the Bontrager Aura 5

Read our review of the Bontrager Affinity Elite Disc wheels

Find a Bontrager dealer

Model Weight Price
Affinity Comp TLR Road Disc 1,750g £350.00
Affinity Elite TLR Road Disc 1,655g £550.00
Affinity Pro TLR Road Disc 1,525g £712.00
Aura 5 TLR 1,820g £764.98
Aeolus 5 TLR D3 Clincher 1,440g £1,899.98
Aeolus 5 TLR Disc D3 Clincher 1,558g £1,899.98
Aeolus 7 TLR D3 Clincher 1,610g £1,784.98
Aeolus 9 TLR D3 Clincher 1,812g £2,029.98
Aeolus 3 TLR D3 Clincher 1,348g £1,879.98
Aeolus 3 TLR Disc D3 Clincher 1,454g £1,629.99
Race TLR 1,720g £249.98
Paradigm Elite TLR 1,464g £699.98

Campagnolo & Fulcrum

Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset - rim and valve

Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset - rim and valve

Campagnolo and subsidiary wheel brand Fulcrum call their tubeless system 2-Way Fit as it works with both standard tyres and tubeless tyres. Campagnolo says this allows a rider to “test which of the two solutions suits them best or use the clincher for training and the tubeless tire for the day of the race”.

There are five models in the two marques’ ranges from the Campagnolo Zondas to the Fulcrum Racing Zeros.

Read our review of the Fulcrum Racing 3 2-Way Fit wheels

Model Weight Price
Campagnolo Zonda 2-Way Fit 1,619g £407.99
Campagnolo Eurus 2-Way Fit 1,485g £529.99
Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Mega G3 2-Way Fit 1,479g £765.99
Fulcrum Racing 3 2-Way Fit Tubeless 1,595g £459.98-486.20
Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit Tubeless 1,460g £698.99

Cero

Cero ARD23 Aluminium Disc Clincher Wheelset - rim bed.jpg

Cero ARD23 Aluminium Disc Clincher Wheelset - rim bed.jpg

The wheel brand of Derbyshire cycle shop Cycle Division, Cero has a range of seven tubeless-compatible wheels with aluminium or carbon rims that represent very good value for money for the weight and performance on offer.

Read our review of the Cero ARD23 Aluminium Disc wheels

Model Weight Price
AR24 Evo Aluminium 1,462g £249.00
AR22 Aluminium 1,420g £299.01
ARD23 Aluminium Disc 1,495g £324.99
AR30 Evo Aluminium 1,433g £419.00
CRD38 Carbon Disc 1,545g £599.00
RC45 Evo Carbon 1,475g £825.00
RC45 Carbon 1,479g £649.00

DT Swiss

DT Swiss R24 Spline wheelset - rim bed 2

DT Swiss R24 Spline wheelset - rim bed 2

All DT Swiss’ wheels appear to be tubeless-ready, a sensible move by the wheelmaker to broaden the appeal of its hoops. The range covers every imaginable road and cyclo-cross application and a huge price band from the budget R24 Splines at under £200 up to the RC 28 Spline db, which nevertheless look like good value for disc-brake carbon wheels at £1,200 per pair.

Read our review of the DT Swiss R24 Spline db wheels

Model Weight Price
R 24 Spline 1,725g £189.95
R 20 Dicut 1,520g £278.49
R 23 Spline 1,605g £298.60
R 23 Spline disc brake 1,655g £398.90
RR 21 Dicut disc brake 1,415g £628.00
RC 38 Spline C disc brake 1,455g £1,150.00
RC 28 Spline C 1,335g £1,300.00
RC 38 Spline C 1,475g £1,087.15
RC 28 Spline C disc brake 1,325g £1,299.98
PR 1400 Dicut OXiC 1,500g £729.47
ERC 1100 Dicut DB 1,497g F: £849.99 | R:£1,149.99

Easton

EC90SL_Clincher_Wheelset.jpg

EC90SL_Clincher_Wheelset.jpg

With a starting point at almost £700, Easton's tubeless offerings are very much pitched at the high end and racing, and include three models with carbon fibre rims for speed demons.

Find an Easton dealer

Model Weight Price
EA90 SL Alloy Tubeless Road 1,580g £949.98
EA90 XD Alloy Tubeless CX Disc Brake 1,620g £737.98
EA90 SL Tubeless Road Disc Brake 1,540g £999.98
EA90 SLX 1,400g £872.98
EC90 Aero 55 Carbon Tubeless 1,580g £2,399.98
EC90 SL Carbon Tubeless 1,570g £2,399.00
EC90 SL Disc 1,610g £2,399.00
EA70 SL Disc 1770g £769.98

Edco

Edco Roches Tubeless Ready Wheelset

Edco Roches Tubeless Ready Wheelset

Swiss wheelmaker Edco has a large range of tubeless wheels, not all of which seem to be available in the UK, but which includes the startlingly light Supersport Neggias at a claimed weight of 1,179g.

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Model Weight Price
Optima Roches 1,586g £599.99
Optima Roches Disc 1,724g £649.99
AeroSport Gesero 65CTR 1,569g £2,199.00
AeroSport Umbrial 1,507g £2,199.99
Supersport Furka 1,596g £2,199.99
Supersport Neggia 1,179g £2,249.99

Halo

Halo Evaura 6D 700c wheelset

Halo Evaura 6D 700c wheelset

Some of your best-value options in tubeless come from British brand Halo whose range includes the Evaura 6D wheels we reviewed recently and two Uni models that can be used with either discs or rim brakes.

Read our review of the Halo Evaura 6D wheels

Find a Halo dealer

Model Weight Price
Evaura 6D 1,566g £300.00
Evaura Uni 6D 1,597g £370.00
Devaura 6D 1,625g £400.00
Devaura Uni 6D 1,804g £459.00
Devaura Disc 6D 1,804g £479.98

Hunt

Hunt Race Season Aero Wide wheelset

Hunt Race Season Aero Wide wheelset

New British wheel contender Hunt specialises in tubeless — in fact, it doesn't make anything else. The range comprises twelve models at the time of writing , six for disc brakes and six for rim brakes. We've been very impressed by the performance and value of the wheels we've reviewed so far.

Read our review of the Hunt 4Season Dura Road wheels
Read our review of the Hunt Race Season Aero Wide wheels

Model Weight Price
SuperDura Dynamo Disc 1,939g £499.00
650B Adventuresport Disc 1,549g £359.00
4Season Disc Road Aero/CX 1,585g £369.00
4Season Gravel Disc Road/CX 1,629g £369.00
Aero Light Disc Road 1,469g £469.00
30 Carbon Gravel Disc 1,449g £999.00
50 Carbon Aero Disc Road 1,436g £1,099.00
30 Carbon Aero Disc Road 1,338g £999.00
Race Aero SuperDura 1,595g £469.00
4Season Aero Road V2 1,579g £349.00
Race Aero Road 1,440g £379.00
Race Aero Wide Road 1,480g £419.00
38Carbon Wide Aero Road 1,483g £899.00
50Carbon Wide Aero Road 1,539g £999.00

Kinesis

Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc

Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc

To go with its well-regarded road and cyclo-cross frames, Kinesis has a range of four tubeless-ready wheels, two for cyclo-cross use and two for road, with disc- and regular-braked versions of the latter.

Read our review of the Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc wheels

Model Weight Price
Racelight Disc 1,550g £351.99
Racelight 1,520g £299.99
CX Disc 1,650g £314.99
CX Disc HD 1,740g £314.99

Mavic

Mavic Ksyrium Elite Disc All Road.jpeg

Mavic Ksyrium Elite Disc All Road.jpeg

Mavic was surprisingly late to the road tubeless party given its wide range of mountain bike tubeless wheels, but as of June 2017 has gone all in with a 14-model line-up of wheels that use a road-specific version of the UST technology Mavic pioneered for mountain bikes back in the 1990s.

Mavic says its UST wheels work best with its own UST tyres because the manufacturing tolerances of  tyres and rims are very tightly controlled, but other manufacturer's road tubeless tyres will work.

Mavic Road UST cross-section

Mavic Road UST cross-section

Mavic Road UST cross-section

Some of the range is available now, the rest are expected to hit the shops in August 2017.

Model Weight Price
Cosmic Elite UST 1,770g £389.00
Cosmic Elite UST Disc 1,850g £419.00
Ksyrium Elite UST 1,490g £529.00
Ksyrium Elite UST Disc 1,670g £569.00
Ksyrium Elite Allroad UST Disc 1,690g £620.00
Ksyrium Pro Allroad UST Disc 1,620g £820.00
Ksyrium Pro UST 1,420g £829.00
Ksyrium Pro UST Disc 1,620g £859.00
Comete Pro Carbon SL UST 1,635g £1,579.00
Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST 1,450g £1,579.00
Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL UST 1,390g £1,579.00
Comete Pro Carbon SL UST Disc 1,570g £1,669.00
Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST Disc 1,570g £1,669.00
Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL UST Disc 1,520g £1,669.00
Ksyrium Elite Allroad Disc 1,690g £557.99
Ksyrium Pro Disc Allroad 1,620g £737.99

Novatec

Novatec 30 Alu Clincher wheelset - Main

Novatec 30 Alu Clincher wheelset - Main

We've liked the Novatec tubeless wheels we've reviewed. As well as tubeless compatibility they have lots of thoughtful features such as compatibility with both Shimano and Campagnolo cassettes and a steel strip in the aluminium freehub body that stops sprocket splines from digging into it.

Read our review of the Novatec CXD wheels

Read our review of the Novatec Thirty wheels

Find a Novatec dealer

Model Weight Price
Thirty 1,900g £130.00
CXD 1,470g £359.99
Jetfly HD 1,435g £350.10
Impulse 1,495g £334.99
Jetfly Disc 1,690g £404.10
Sprint 1,355g £430.00

Prime

Prime Road Race alloy wheelset - decal.jpg

Prime Road Race alloy wheelset - decal.jpg

A component brand backed by the mighty buying power of Chain Reaction Cycles, Prime has a range of tubeless-compatible wheels ranging from workaday alloy wheels at £140/pair to disc-compatible aero carbon wheels at £782. Prices below are nominal RRPs, but Chain Reaction's actual prices are all currently 10 percent cheaper.

Read our review of the Prime Race Road Alloy wheels

Model Weight Price
Peloton Alloy Clincher Disc Road 1,870g £174.99
Peloton Alloy Clincher Road 1,750g £123.99
Comp Alloy Clincher Disc Road 1,720g £224.99
Comp Alloy Clincher Road 1,580g £204.99
Race Alloy Clincher Disc Road 1,640g £269.99
Race Alloy Clincher Road 1,530g £249.99
Pro Alloy Clincher Disc Road 1,460g £369.99
Pro Alloy Clincher Road 1,470g £279.99
RR-50 Carbon Clincher Disc Road 1,760g £683.99
RR-50 Carbon Clincher Road 1,530g £656.99
RR-38 Carbon Clincher Disc Road 1,650g £652.99
RR-38 Carbon Clincher Road 1,480g £625.99
RR-28 Carbon Clincher Disc Road 1,630g £625.99
RR-28 Carbon Clincher Road 1,400g £598.99
RP-50 Carbon Clincher Disc Road 1,560g £879.99
RP-50 Carbon Clincher Road 1,490g £760.99
RP-38 Carbon Clincher Disc Road 1,490g £760.99
RP-38 Carbon Clincher Road 1,360g £728.99
RP-28 Carbon Clincher Disc Road 1,390g £733.99
RP-28 Carbon Clincher Road 1,360g £701.99

Pro Lite

Pro-Lite Bortola A21 wheelset - rim

Pro-Lite Bortola A21 wheelset - rim

Pro Lite has a big range of tubeless wheels, with at least seven models, but we've only been able to find a UK source for one of the, the light but sensibly priced Bortola A21W.

Read our review of the Pro-Lite Bortola A21 wheels

Find a Pro Lite dealer

Model Weight Price
Bortola A21W 1,425g £389.98

Reynolds

ASSAULT_Disk.jpg

ASSAULT_Disk.jpg

Acclaimed US carbon fibre specialist Reynolds has one of the larger range of tubeless-ready wheels, with a pair of aluminium-rimmed wheels kicking the range off.

Model Weight Price
Assault / Strike C 1,475g £1,209.95
Assault SLG 1,515g £1,169.99
Assault SLG Disc 1,565g £999.00
ATR Disc 1,535g £1,079.99
Attack 1,365g £1,124.99
Attack Disc 1,454g £1,169.99
Stratus Pro 1,445g £584.99
Stratus Pro Disc 1,630g £699.99
Strike SLG 1,635g £1,214.99

Shimano

Shimano WH-6800 wheelset.jpg

Shimano WH-6800 wheelset.jpg

Despite partnering with tyre maker Hutchinson to develop tubeless tyres for the road in the early 2000s, Shimano hasn't gone all in, and just offers four models. They're good value, though with the Ultegra model wheels a particular bargain at the time of writing.

Read our review of the Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra wheels

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Model Weight Price
Ultegra 6800 1,640g £249.99
RS610 Tubeless Road 1,791g £154.99
Dura Ace 9000 C24 Tubeless 1,387g £719.99
RX830 Road Disc 1,860g £649.99

Stan's No Tubes

Stans NoTubes Alpha 340 Wheelset

Stans NoTubes Alpha 340 Wheelset

Tubeless pioneer and sealant maker Stan's NoTubes was quick to get on board when tubeless tech crossed over from mountain bikes to the road. Stan's claims the Bead Socket Technology used in its rims gives a more secure seal between tire and rim and a proper tire profile for lower pressures, faster cornering and less rolling resistance.

Read our review of the Stan's NoTubes Alpha 340 wheels

Find a Stan's No Tubes dealer

Model Weight Price
IronCross Comp CX Disc 1,681g £525.00
Grail Comp 1,800g £452.99
Iron Cross Team CX Disc 1,610g £575.00
Avion Team Disc G2 1,610g £1,550.00
Avion Pro Disc G2 1,520g £1,950.00

Syntace

Known for its lightweight mountain bike wheels, Syntace also offers a model of road tubeless wheel.

Read our review of the Syntace W21R wheels

Model Weight Price
W21R 1,336g £488.00

Velocite

Velocite RT50 tubeless carbon wheelset - rim

Velocite RT50 tubeless carbon wheelset - rim

This Taiwanese carbon fibre specialist offers a range of keenly priced carbon wheels and an aluminium-rimmed model, all ready for tubeless tyres with the right rim strip and sealant.

Read our review of the Velocite RT50 wheels

Model Weight Price
Gram Aero alloy 1,598g £465.81
Venn Rev 35 TCD 1,460g £599.13
Venn Alter 44 TCD 1,500g £632.46
RT50 Aero 1,660g £992.34

Zipp

Zipp 30 Course Disc-brake Clincher wheels tight.jpg

Zipp 30 Course Disc-brake Clincher wheels tight.jpg

Famous for aero wheels, Zipp only recently made the leap into tubeless wheels with two models of aluminium-rimmed wheels one for disc brakes, and one for rim brakes. It's bang up to date with a 25mm rim (external width) and there's an optional SRAM XD freehub body so you can fit a 10-42 cassette if you want to use a single-ring gear system.

For 2017 Zipp has announced a tubeless, disc-compatible version of the 303 carbon clincher wheels, though they don't yet seem to be shipping.

Read our review of the Zipp 30 Course Disc wheels

Model Weight Price
30 Course Disc 1,650g £676.37
30 Course 1,570g £669.00
303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc 1,645g £2,027.00

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Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

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othello [396 posts] 6 months ago
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Pacenti SL23 are another option. You'll need to find someone to build them though...

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Supercam600 [4 posts] 5 months ago
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Do you have any advice about running a tubeless road tyre on a standard non tubeless rim? Does it work or is a tubeless specific rim required?

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hawkinspeter [946 posts] 5 months ago
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Supercam600 wrote:

Do you have any advice about running a tubeless road tyre on a standard non tubeless rim? Does it work or is a tubeless specific rim required?

You can always run a tubeless tyre with an inner tube and that'll work on any rim.

Running tubeless on a non-tubeless rim is not officially recommended. However, my LBS reckons that you as long as either the rim or the tyre is tubeless, then it should work. They did manage to get my Schwalbe Pro-Ones (tubeless) inflated on some Fulcrum rims (non-tubeless) with some tape, but they lost pressure after a couple of days. I decided that I didn't want to be arguing with non-tubeless rims at the side of a road (usually in the rain) so I reverted back to ordinary clinchers with tubes.

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Mart0023 [25 posts] 3 months ago
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You seem to have missed one of the shimano tubless wheels. RS81 C35 this is carbon laminate wheel available in tubleess version as well as tubed.

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MNgraveur [95 posts] 3 months ago
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You've missed Industry 9. They make brilliant tubeless wheels. Light, strong, reasonably priced. I have their I25TL in rim and disc versions. Love them. 

 

You can can easily convert regular rims to tubeless. The key thing is properly taping the rim bed. Be obsessive compulsive and buy proper tape. You do need a tubeless tire, however. 

 

The comment from one manufacturer about running tubes for training and then switching to tubeless to race is absurd. The whole point is to have flatproof tires. Plus it's a nuisance switching. 

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kil0ran [491 posts] 3 months ago
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Useful guide, thanks.

Can we have something similar for convertible wheelsets (i.e. those that can use 15mm or 12mm thru-axles, or conventional QRs). Not always easy to find this info.

As far as I know (because currently shopping for wheels) all the Kinesis & Hunt wheels are convertible.

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Westy [13 posts] 3 months ago
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Mavic making a fuss about matching their tyres and wheels, but I found the Mavic clinchers supplied with my 2014 Ksyrium SLS very poor - too many punctures, poor traction in the wet, felt heavy to ride. On the other hand, Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless with the same wheels have been perfect - no punctures, grip as good as any, feel both comfortable and fast, and the wheels weigh only 1390g. So I don't think I'll be getting new wheels for a bit, and I won't be going back to clinchers either.

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Team EPO [112 posts] 3 months ago
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Could road.cc put a review score next to each of the wheelsets they have reviewed?

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LastBoyScout [287 posts] 3 months ago
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I thought the Campagnolo Bullet wheels were also tubeless-ready on the higher spec options?

I'm sure when I bought my Ultra CULT 50s, Wiggle included 2-Way Fit among the listed technologies, but they don't seem to list it any more and neither do Campag's website or brochure.

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Adrian_GJ [9 posts] 3 months ago
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Supercam600 wrote:

Do you have any advice about running a tubeless road tyre on a standard non tubeless rim? Does it work or is a tubeless specific rim required?

 

You can convert normal rims to tubeless Malcolm at the cycle clinic did convert my current wheles: https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/pages/tech-page 

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Joaaso [2 posts] 3 months ago
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What about American Classic Road Tubless, Argent Tubeless etc..?