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Bike Wheels

Stop by and check out the 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. 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

When you start talking about bicycle wheels, it pays to have some insight into their key components. The hub, rim, spokes, and nipples are the most important 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 is what attaches the wheel to the bike.

  • Spokes: The number of spokes per wheel and the material choice are important considerations. The spokes fundamentally lace the hubs to the rim.

  • Nipples: The spokes thread into a special nut called a nipple that allow 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 having to buy a new bike is through a bicycle wheel upgrade. Better material, bearings and hubs can give you a major performance boost. 

For example, stepping up to carbon fiber rims over alloy rims will give you greater wheel strength, lesser weight, and more aerodynamic qualities. Even changing the hubs on your rear bike wheels can make a massive difference buy delivering better pedaling efficiency with faster hub engagement to make your bike more responsive.

If you’re looking to upgrade your bike’s performance, you’ll have to take into consideration the type of riding you do during the selection process. 

  • Lighter bicycle wheels improve your ability to climb.
  • Stronger bike wheels support touring or mountain biking. 
  • Aerodynamic bike wheels make road riding easier.
  • Wider bicycle wheels deliver greater comfort and a more forgiving ride.

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. Then 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.

Proper Maintenance Extends Wheel Life

Once you’ve finally decided on the right bike wheel, you’ll want to make sure you protect them with solid maintenance. Regular tune-ups are a good idea to make sure your bike wheels are perfectly round and spokes are tightened to the correct tension. Wheels repairs can also be made 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 Improve Your Ride?

Ultimately, the ideal set of bike wheels provides the correct balance of light weight, strength and durability to match your riding style, while doing so at a price that makes you happy. Whether you’re looking for replacement wheels or an upgrade to boost your ride, we have the best brand bike wheels for sale at our bike store. You can trust, we’ll hook you up with the right wheels 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