A new set of cheap MTB wheels in the sale makes for a compelling upgrade. After the frame and suspension components, wheels have the most significant effect on the ride quality of a bike. Wheels also directly affect tire performance and handling. A high-quality set of wheels will balance terrain smoothing qualities and stiffness in corners while a poor quality set of wheels will deaden the bike's ride quality, create an unpredictable ride and, in the very worst scenario, fail completely.
On complete bikes, wheels are often an area where manufacturers save a bit of money which means when you're looking for upgrades in the sale, wheels are a great place to start. If you need some information to help you pick the right wheelset for your bike check out our best mountain bike wheels guide.
If you are looking for a new wheelset we have done the hard work for you and hunted down what we think are the best deals online now, keep reading to see what we have found. Looking for deals on mountain bike tires or tubeless sealant for your new wheels or want to see what other deals are around? We have put together a list of all the best places to find them below.
Best mountain bike sales — quick links
- Jenson USA (opens in new tab): Huge sale with 67% off helmets
- Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab): 35% of bikes and frames from Yeti, Santa Cruz and Evil
- Backcountry (opens in new tab): Up to 50% off bikes, clothing, helmets and more
- Rei (opens in new tab): Up to 64% off cycling and more in other categories
- ProBikeKit (opens in new tab): Prodominatly a road retailer but also sells MTB gear
- Eastern Mountain Sports (opens in new tab): Up to 70% off cycling products
- Wiggle (opens in new tab): 60% off huge range of bikes and cycling kit
- Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab): Discounts on hundreds of 2020 bikes
- Moosejaw (opens in new tab): 50% of Enve wheels and more
Cheap mountain bike wheels
Cheap mountain bike wheels in the USA
NS Bikes Enigma Rock 27.5" Wheelset | 39% off at Wiggle (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $559.99 | Now $338.99
If you're looking for a 20x100mm front, 12x157mm rear axle wheelset, this NS Bikes set with Shimano freehub is now 39% off at Wiggle, saving you over $200.
Easton Haven Carbon 29" Front MTB Wheel | 66% off at Wiggle
(opens in new tab)Was $1,183.24 | Now $394.00
With 20x110mm spacing, this carbon front wheel has a 21mm internal width for fast trail riding.
Token C18CA Carbon 26" Wheelset | 74% off at Wiggle (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $1,679.99 | Now $425.00
Another outlier with a big discount at Wiggle, you can upgrade your 26" wheelset to carbon with a huge 74% off. These Token wheels roll on 15x100mm front, 12x142mm rear axles, with a full carbon rim and Shimano freehub.
e*thirteen components TRS Plus 27.5" Superboost Wheelset | 46% off at Wiggle (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $817.20 | Now $435.99
Available as separate 20x110mm front (opens in new tab) and 12x157mm rear (opens in new tab) wheels, this alloy trail wheelset benefits from an Industry Nine XD freehub with ultra-fast pickup, with a 27mm internal width rim to handle tires up to 2.4".
RaceFace Turbine R30 Alloy 27.5" Boost rear wheel| 27% off at ProBikeKit (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $682.49 | Now $498.49
With a 30mm internal width alloy rim and 12x142mm hub, the RaceFace Turbine is designed for trail and XC use and comes with RaceFace's fast engaging Vault hub.
e*thirteen components LG1 EN Race Carbon Boost Front Wheel 27.5in | 15% off at Backcountry (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $584.00 | Now $496.40
If you're looking for a carbon front wheel for enduro riding, here's a reasonable deal on an e*thirteen 27.5in hoop.
Nukeproof Horizon V2 Wheelset | 26% off at Wiggle (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $690.99 | Now $507.99
The Horizon wheels are designed for downhill and enduro riders, with a super-tough alloy rim that's 35mm wide externally and Boost hubs. There's a range of spec options, including 27.5" and 29" and 11-speed, XD and Micro Spline freehubs. This price includes sealant and tire inserts.
Mercury Wheels X30 Enduro 29in Boost | 20% off at Backcountry
(opens in new tab)Was $799.00 | Now $638.99
Not looking for carbon? Backcountry has also knocked 20% of its X30 29er alloy wheels. Available with multiple freehub body options in Boost spacing.
RaceFace Next R31 Carbon 27.5/29" Boost/Superboost rear wheel| Up to 48% off at ProBikeKit (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $1,092.99 | Now from $568.99
Available in both 27.5" and 29" and 148mm or 157mm axle spacing, the RaceFace Next wheelset has a 31mm internal width carbon rim and 3-degree engagement for big mountain adventures.
Mavic Crossmax Elite Carbon 27.5" Boost Wheelset | 47% off at Moosejaw
(opens in new tab)Was $1,700.00 | Now $890.98
The Crossmax Elite Carbon is available in 27.5" size at Moosejaw with around $1,000 saving on SRP. There are Shimano and XD freehub options available.
Onxy Vesper/Spank 350 29" Boost Wheelset | Up to 9% off at Jenson USA
(opens in new tab)Was $1,099.99 | Now from $999.99
Running on Onyx hubs with 30mm wide alloy Spank rims, these trail/all-mountain wheels are designed to handle tires up to 2.6". There's 18% off the Micro Spline version, 9% off with an XD freehub.
Mavic Crossmax Pro Carbon 27.5" Boost Wheelset | 48% off at Moosejaw
(opens in new tab)Was $1,900.00 | Now $995.98
Available as separate front and rear wheels, Moosejaw has the hookless rim Crossmax Pro Carbon with Boost spacing and both Shimano and XD freehubs close to half price. The 29er (opens in new tab) is available rear only for $626.99.
Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro 29in Boost | 35% off at Backcountry (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $1,899.00| Now $1,234.99
Possibly the best carbon enduro wheelset deal currently available. Weighing a mere 1700g, they'll certainly liven up any enduro bike. Backcountry has the XD freehub option available.
Reynolds Blacklabel 27.5 Plus Wheelset | 35% off at Moosejaw
(opens in new tab)Was $2,298.95 | Now $1,493.99
Another 27.5" offering with a big discount at Moosejaw, the Reynolds Blacklabel wheels roll on an Industry Nine SRAM XD freehub with 3-degree engagement and feature a wide spoke bracing angle for enhanced rigidity.
Zipp 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheelset | 50% off at ProBikeKit
(opens in new tab)Was $2,593.49 | Now $1,281.99
The 3Zero Moto wheelset takes its design approach from motocross, with a single wall rim that can take big hits and fast turns with a degree of vertical flex, while still remaining laterally rigid for excellent power transfer.
ENVE M525 27.5in Boost Wheelset | 25% off at Backcountry
(opens in new tab)Was $2,800.00 | Now $2,099.99
If you're looking to upgrade to Enve wheels, now's your chance to do that at a discount. At 25% off, save hundreds of dollars on a high-quality set of carbon wheels. Shimano 11-speed only.
Cheap mountain bike wheels in the UK
Mavic Crossmax Elite 29" front wheel | 43% off at Rutland Cycling (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £210.00 | Now £119.99
If you're looking for an inexpensive replacement for your front wheel, the Crossmax Elite comes with Mavic's famous quality build for dependability. There's a 22mm internal alloy rim that's tough but lightweight due to Mavic's ISM rim finishing.
Hope Fortus front wheel | 12% off at Rutland Cycling (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £160.00 | Now £140.00
Hope's no nonsense alloy wheels roll on its bombproof Pro 4 hubs for reliability and easy maintenance. the 23mm internal rim is designed for tires between 2" and 2.35" and you get all you need for immediate tubeless set-up included.
FSA SL-K Wide25 27.5" front wheel | 68% off at Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £499.99 | Now £159.99
A hefty price drop on FSA's alloy rimmed front wheel makes it an attractive proposition if you're looking for an upgrade. It's built for durability and rigidity with straight pull spokes and a fully sealed hub.
Mavic XA 35 Pro Carbon 27.5" front wheel | 63% off at Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £730.00 | Now £269.99
A 35mm internal rim handles big tires up to 3.2" with ease but the Mavic XA Pro wheels keep their weight down to a claimed 758g with a hookless carbon design. They run on Mavic's alloy Boost hub with QRM+ sealed cartridge bearings.
Bontrager Line Pro 30 27.5"/29" front wheel | 35% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £479.99 | Now £312.00
At an affordable price for a carbon rim, the Line Pro front wheel offers a 29mm internal width to handle wider tires. It's built robust to handle abuse and comes pre-taped for tubeless set-up. It's available too as a 29" front wheel (opens in new tab) priced at £335 - a 30% discount.
Roval Control SL SCS 29" front wheel | 29% off at Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £550.00 | Now £389.00
With a 22mm internal rim width, the Roval Control SL front wheel provides performance without weight. The hookless rim is laced up with 24 DT Swiss Revolution spokes for strength and hexagonal nipples for easy retruing.
Roval Traverse Carbon 27.5" wheelset | 25% off at CycleStore (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £1,149.99 | Now £862.49
With a 30mm internal width hookless rim, the Traverse Carbon wheels are designed to take big drops with ease. They're built up with DT Swiss spokes with brass nipples on DT Swiss 350 Classic hubs with an XD driver for reliability and serviceability.
Reynolds Enduro Asymmetrical 27.5" wheelset | Up to 50% off at Wiggle (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £1,800.00 | Now from £899.99
Designed with asymmetric rims to even up spoke tension, these Reynolds wheels are available with either XD or 11-speed hubs. They have a 28mm internal hookless rim and sit on hubs with Industry Nine internals for 3-degree engagement.
Roval Control 29" wheelset | 10% off at Leisure Lakes (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £1,150.00 | Now £1,035.00
An XD driver and 29mm internal width hookless rim make the Roval Control wheels a great upgrade to drop weight and add performance to your ride. Roval quotes a taped up rim weight of just 1450g and the Control wheels run on DT Swiss 350 hubs.
CrankBrothers Synthesis E 27.5" wheelset | 13% off at Leisure Lakes (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £1,500.00 | Now £1,299.99
The Synthesis wheelset mixes a more compliant front wheel with a wider rim with a stiffer rear wheel and narrower rim to handle the different demands placed on each. That means you can also mix your tire widths better to match riding demands.
Mavic Crossmax SL Ultimate 29" wheelset | 20% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £1,650.00 | Now £1,320.00
Designed for top level XC performance, these Mavic wheels have a claimed weight of just 1340g , a 25mm internal rim width and Mavic's Instant Drive 360 rear hub for fast, confident handling whatever the trail throws at you.
Zipp 3Zero Moto 27.5" Carbon Wheelset | 31% off at Tredz
(opens in new tab)Was £980.00 | Now £669.00
Tredz is selling the innovative Zipp 3Zero Moto wheelset as separate front (opens in new tab) and rear (opens in new tab) wheels, priced at £669 each. The single walled, hookless bead rim profile is paired with a German engineered 12-pawl XD freehub with 132 points of engagement for rapid drive take-up.
Even more mountain bike deals
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- MTB helmet sale: (opens in new tab) Today's best deals on mountain bike helmets
- Mountain bike shoe sale: (opens in new tab) Today's best deals on cheap MTB shoes
- Cheap mountain bike wheels: (opens in new tab) Today's best deals on cheap mountain bike wheels
- Cheap MTB tires: (opens in new tab)Today's best deals on cheap mountain bike tires
For more ideas on getting more performance from your mountain bike, check out our best mountain bike upgrades guide for some ideas on your next upgrades.
If you are upgrading your wheels it is also worth budgeting in a new set of tires and some fresh sealant to go tubeless and get the most performance from your wheel upgrade. Bike Perfect's best mountain bike tires and tubeless tire sealant guides have all the information as well as our pick of the best products available.