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.
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!