Carbonwheels tested in real life
We dont do fancy windtunneltesting. We do real life cobblestone, mountaineering, allout sprinttesting, and value, true statements and reviews of our corps of ambassadors and customers. On this page, you can read about the benefits of using carbonwheels whilst cycling. And especially, what makes our wheels stand out.Shop instead of reading
Why bother upgrading your wheels, to carbonwheels?
The best thing you can do for you and your bike is, without a doubt, upgrading your wheelset.
When you upgrade your wheels, the overall bike feel will improve dramatically. The bike will feel faster, lighter, stiffer, and you will gain substantial aerodynamic advantages. You will be able to maintain a higher speed without increased effort – and be encouraged to go faster!
But upgrading your wheels can quickly become a tricky task!
There are many brands to choose between, tons of reviews and tests to read, a high focus on technology jargon – that can make all the difference(?!) and many times it leads to the budget runs wild!
So with a tight budget, where do you look to when you want to buy your first carbon wheelset – without compromising on stiffness, weight, and general quality of the wheelset?
Look towards the Rebel First Carbonwheels
The First wheelset is our take on an entry carbonwheelset.
First excels on being an affordable way into the Rebel Family. The wheelset finds themselves as the cheapest wheelset in our Road program, but don’t be fooled by that!
Calling the First an “entry wheelset” is actually somewhat misleading!
The First wheelset is first and foremost built with quality components. The hub is from Taiwan-based Bitex, who is a prominent and well respected OEM manufacturer.
The spokes are the Race spokes from Belgian-based Sapim, who is also a very respected manufacturer in the bike business.
When you combine all these components, the result is a light, stiff, and smooth-rolling carbonwheelset, which will provide you with a great experience and lots of speed – without breaking the bank!
The First lineup offers both a 45mm and a 55mm carbon profile.Shop Rebel First
Rebel Red Ocean carbonwheelset
The Red Ocean is our approach to a mid-range wheelset. Just like our entry wheelset, the Red Ocean is also characterized by its lower price point when you compare it to our high- and ultra-high-end wheelsets.
But the Red Ocean makes a name for itself because of its use of quality components you usually see in much more expensive wheelsets.
Here it is worth noting the use of DT Swiss 350 hubs. The DT Swiss 350 is recognized as a reliable hub because of its high focus on build quality, high-performance bearings, and DT Swiss’s Ratchet system.
The outcome is a hub system that is, first and foremost, very reliable, easy to service, and almost indestructible. When you combine this with the use of Sapims CX-Sprint spokes, which you sometimes see in high-end wheelsets, you get a light and stiff wheelset that is capable of taking on every challenge you throw at it, no matter terrain or discipline!Shop red ocean
Rebel Royal Carbonwheels
The Royal is our high-end wheelset. Here we only use top of the shelf components.
If you have been in the cycling sphere for a couple of years and also have an interest in cycling equipment, then the legendary DT Swiss 240s needs no introduction!
The DT240s has numerous times been called the world’s best hubs. It stands out as a reference product that sets the gold standard!
Other competing wheels brands are also using the DTswiss 240s and its internals on their high-end wheels.
And just like its little brother, the DT350, the DT Swiss 240s is synonymous with an extreme focus on overall build quality, reliability, smooth-rolling high-performance bearings and the easy to service Rachet system. The result is a genuinely high-end hub system that, when combined with the use of the top Sapim CX-Ray Spokes, gives you a very light and very stiff wheelset that easily will tackle every challenge.
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Rebel Rocket Carbonwheelset
Just like with the steepest mountains in the grand tours, you sometimes bump into products that break the established framework, and by that being hard to or impossible to categorize – they are simply too extreme!
The Rocket is our take on an ultra-lightweight high-performance wheel, where Cutting Edge Technology and a No Compromise approach has been the guiding theme and philosophy.
Besides the high focus on an ultra-lightweight carbon rim, The Rocket Rimbrake version also features a braking surface with no temperature limit. The result is a significantly improved braking performance that provides the Rider with a more secure and consistent braking experience on a highspeed descent.
It is a well-known fact that in rainy weather, you will experience reduced braking performance when using a traditional full-carbon wheel for rim-brake. But with the Rocket, this is now a thing of the past.
The Rocket uses a water transport system that leads the water away from the braking surface and enhances an already superior braking experience.Shop Rebel Rocket