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Bike Wheels

Stop by and check out our selection of bike wheels at our cycling shop in Mt. Kisco. Let’s face it, bicycle wheels are where the rubber hits the road, literally. 

For example, every mile you travel on a road bike, your wheel will rotate more than 300 times. Couple that road wear with lateral loads and drive-train loads, and your bike wheels are going to wear down, sometimes fast. 

How fast depends on your bicycle wheels’ quality, weight, road and trail conditions, braking, and the amount of mileage you cover. With all these factors in play, it’s not surprising that replacement mileage can range from a few thousand miles to 20,000 plus. So, it’s essential to inspect your bike wheels routinely.

Understanding Bicycle Wheels

It pays to have some insight into their key components when you start talking about bicycle wheels. Of course, the hub, rim, spokes, and nipples are the most critical parts of the wheelset that you should know about.

  • Hub: The wheel spins around the hub that sits at its axis. Your rear bike wheel includes a hub that uses a freehub mechanism to allow your bike to coast, but that also moves you forward when you pedal. The hub contains the axle, which attaches the wheel to the bike.
  • Spokes: The number of spokes per wheel and the material choice is essential considerations. The spokes fundamentally lace the hubs to the rim.
  • Nipples: The spokes thread into a special nut called a nipple that allows you to straighten your bicycle wheels by adjusting the tension.
  • Rim: The rim holds the tire while providing a braking surface for rim-brake bikes.

Upgrade Your Performance with New Bike Wheels

One of the easiest ways to improve your bike’s performance without buying a new bike is through a bicycle wheel upgrade. 

Better material, bearings, and hubs can give you a significant performance boost. For instance, stepping up to carbon fiber rims over alloy rims will provide you with greater wheel strength, lesser weight, and more aerodynamic qualities. Changing the hubs on your rear bike wheels can make a massive difference by delivering better pedaling efficiency with faster hub engagement to make your bike more responsive.

Selecting the right bicycle wheel

If you’re looking to upgrade your bike’s performance, you’ll have to consider the riding you do during the selection process. 

  • Lighter bicycle wheels will significantly improve your ability to climb. 
  • Stronger bicycle wheels will be a plus if you’re into touring or mountain biking. 
  • Aerodynamic bike wheels will make road riding easier. 
  • If you’re looking for greater comfort or a more forgiving ride, wider bicycle wheels will do the trick.

Whether you’re replacing your bicycle wheels or upgrading them, the selection process can be daunting. For starters, bike wheels are specific to the front and rear of your bike. Next, there are other factors like tire dimensions, brake type, your axle attachment and dimensions, rear hub type, and actual tire type. It pays to get insights from trained sales staff like ours to help you determine the ideal wheelset for your riding needs.

Extend Your Bike Wheel Life with Maintenance

Once you’ve finally decided on the right bicycle wheel, you’ll want to make sure you protect them with solid maintenance. Regular tune-ups are a good idea for starters to make sure your bike wheels are perfectly round and spokes meet the correct tension. In addition, you can repair wheels to extend their life and avoid replacement.

Our bike shop carries replacement bicycle wheels from these great manufacturers:

Plus, we have Reynolds and Zipp demo wheels in stock.

Ready to Upgrade Your Bicycle Wheels?

Ultimately, the ideal set of bicycle wheels will provide the correct balance of light weight, strength and durability to match your riding style, while doing so a price that makes you happy. Whether you’re looking for replacement bicycle wheels or an upgrade to boost your ride, we have the best brand bike wheels for sale at our local bike store in Mt. Kisco, NY. You can trust, we’ll hook you up with the right bicycle wheel to rock your ride. Call our bicycle store at 914-666-4044 or stop by to arrange a test ride.

Comments from Our Customers

“They knew me by name and when I walked in the whole team focused on addressing my repair concern until one tech took the lead. When I first dropped by to pick up the bike it wasn’t right. They put it back on the rack and MADE it right within an hour or so. VERY responsive and REALLY know their stuff. You feel really feel well-served and highly valued!”- David Watson