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Cheap MTB wheels: Today's best deals on cheap mountain bike wheels

Cheap MTB wheels
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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.

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Cheap mountain bike wheels

Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro 29in Boost | 30% off at Backcountry
Was $1,899.00| Now $1,329.00 
Possibly the best carbon enduro wheelset deal currently available. Weighing a mere 1700g, they'll certainly liven up any enduro bike, plus Backcountry has both HG, Microspline and XD freehub options available.View Deal

Mercury Wheels X30 Enduro 29in Boost | 20% off at Backcountry
Was $799.00 | Now $639.99 
Not looking for carbon? Backcountry has also knocked 20% of its X30 29er alloy wheels. Available with multiple freehub body options in Boost spacing standardView Deal

e*thirteen components LG1 EN Race Carbon Boost Wheel 27.5in | 15% off at Backcountry
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. View Deal

ENVE M525 27.5in Boost Wheelset | 25% off at Backcountry
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. View Deal

e*thirteen components TRS Plus Boost | 33% off at Backcountry
Was $359.00| Now $239.00
These alloy trail wheels from e*thirteen offer exceptional value, plus they are available separately which makes life a lot easier if you only need one.View Deal

Hot wheel deal

Spank Spike 350 Vibrocore DH 29" | 40% off at Jenson USA
Was $700.00 | Now $420.00
Using Spank's Vibrocore technology but building it into a wheel that's tough enough to handle anything your local DH track can throw at you.View Deal

Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro 11 Carbon 27.5" wheelset | 21% off at Jenson USA
Was $2,400| Now $1,899.99
Upgrade your enduro bike to some carbon wheels. These 27.5in hoops from Crankbrothers are discounted at Jenson USA right now so you can save some $100 dollar bills. View Deal

Crankbrothers Opium 29" DH Wheelset | 40% off at Wiggle
Was $779.00 Now $464.00
Check out wiggle if you're looking for a cheap DH wheelset. The retailer is offering Crankbrother's Opium 29er DH wheelset at $40% off. View Deal

Reynolds TRE 309 Carbon MTB Wheelset | 30% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $1,549.99 | Now $1,071.00
The Reynolds TRE 309 is a carbon wheelset made specifically for e-MTBs. Snag a 29er SRAM XD variant for a discount right now to enhance your electric adventures. View Deal

Spank 350 29" Wheelset | 18% off at Jenson USA
Was $1,099.99 | Now $899.99
These Spank wheels are built around Onyx Vesper hubs. The rim and hub pairing were intended to create a tough and well-performing all-mountain or enduro wheelset. View Deal

Enve M730 Boost 27.5" Wheelset| 31% off at Jenson USA
Was $2,900.00 | Now $1,999.99
Anytime Enve is on sale, it's a good thing for people in the market for good carbon wheels. These enduro hoops have about $900 knocked off the price, so they probably won't last long. View Deal

Mercury X3 Enduro 27.5in Boost Wheelset| 30% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $899.00| Now $629.00 
The Mercury X3 is the alloy cousin to the brand's carbon wheels listed above. Check them out if your wallet cringes at the carbon price tag. View Deal

Reynolds Blacklabel Trail 27.5 Wheelset | 35% off at Moose Jaw
Was $2,298.95| Now $1,493.99
Carbon rims with a 25mm inner diameter built up with super-premium Industry Nine Hydra hubs, the overall weight of 1568g will give a lively ride out on the trail.View Deal

Reynolds TR 367 S 27.5 Wheelset | 35% off at MooseJaw
Was $1,548.95| Now $1,006.99
Super tough and extremely wide e-MTB specific carbon wheels, these wheels are designed to handle the increased forces and loads that can happen on an e-MTB ride.View Deal

Even more cycling deals

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. If you are getting new tires as well make sure you check out our cheap MTB tires deal page.

Looking for more deals? Check out Bike Perfect's other round-ups of the best deals available:

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.

Haven't found what you want?

Below, we've put together a roundup of the retailers where we regularly find great deals. If our selection of deals picks haven't supplied you with what you need, we won't just leave you hanging. We're happy to provide you with the tools to help you find your own. While not all of the following retailers sell bikes, they all cross over into the world of cycling in some way or another, be that by selling clothing, components or tech. 

Competitive Cyclist is one of the largest cycling retailers in the US. Their cycling sale is ongoing and there are deals aplenty. 

BackCountry, the US outdoor sports retailer, is one of the United States' go-to online retailers for bikes, components, clothing and accessories. It doesn't limit itself to cycling though, with fishing, skiing, and even yoga in the range of sports catered for.

Jenson USA is another USA-based retailer and always has thousands of offers available.

Rei is an outdoor retailer based in the USA. There's always a sale, and you can currently get up to 64% off cycling products and even more in other categories.

Gear sells a whole host of outdoor gear, but its cycling offering is what's interesting to us, such as these Smith Optics Flywheel glasses on sale.

Gear Coop has a huge cycling section currently with discounts on Giro shoes and helmets. 

Seshday has up to 80% off in its sale. It's not all cycling, but there's a good portion of tech that cyclists of both road and mountain bike disciplines will get excited about. 

Clever Training is the go-to place for all-things fitness training. With everything from turbo trainers to track pumps, the Clever Training sale has discounts on brands such as Garmin, Suunto, Topeak and more.

Moosejaw isn't a dedicated cycling retailer, but it sells a range of venerable brands. There's a heap of bikes on sale, including hardtail, full-suspension and gravel bikes.

Eastern Mountain Sports is another outdoor retailer that also sells cycling products. You can save up to 60% on cycling gear, although they don't sell bikes. 

Tree Fort Bikes has a range of mountain bikes, gravel and road on offer, including a number of bikes from Salsa, Surly and Giant. 

Alchemy Bikes currently offering $1000 off select bikes, very limited stock left.

Walmart might be a left-field inclusion in this list - even with the Walmart family buying Rapha. We certainly wouldn't recommend a typical supermarket bike, but Walmart has a huge range of electronics, a lot of which are useful to us cyclists - such as GoPro cameras, iPads or laptops for Zwift and Garmin computers.

Wiggle is one of the world's largest online cycling shops, supplying over 70 countries with cycling deals. 

Chain Reaction Cycles is owned by Wiggle, and therefore shares many of the same cycling deals as well as an international audience.

Evans cycles is one of the oldest cycling retailers in the world, it is a British company that services the world via its online store. For even more deals, check out our Evans Cycles deals.

Amazon isn't exactly the first retailer you think of when shopping for your bike but there's little the world's largest retailer doesn't sell, such as action cameras or Garmin computers.

Tredz is another British retailer with international delivery options and a range of great cycling deals.

Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.

Tweeks Cycles is more UK-focussed, but there are still some great deals worth checking out. 

Hargroves Cycles is a retailer based in the UK and regularly discounts mountain and gravel bikes.

Cyclestore, one of the UK's lesser-known retailers, often has Specialized products at the best available price. 

Leisure Lakes is another UK retailer. With 11 stores, it's a relatively well-known franchise, and will happily ship overseas.

Halfords is discounting all sorts of cycling products. We'd probably recommend against their bikes, unless you're after something cheap and cheerful for the kids, but for your electronics and tools, you can't go far wrong. 

Graham Cottingham

Graham Cottingham has mountain biking at his core. He can mostly be found bikepacking around Scotland or exploring the steep trails around the Tweed Valley. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has gained a reputation for riding fixed gear bikes both too far and often in inappropriate places. Rides: Canyon Strive, Surly Karate Monkey, Surly Steamroller, Dolan Seta