Bontrager gives its budget Line Comp 30 TLR wheelset an overhaul

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Bontrager has overhauled its Comp 30 wheelset has always had a strong positioning within the best budget MTB wheelset market and with Bontrager's most recent updates, they now offer even more affordable trail riding performance.

The wheels use the same 29mm inner rim and TLR (tubeless ready) specs as the previous Comp 30 however the Bontrager has redesigned the rim shape. Bontrager says that redesigning the rim to have only 20mm depth has increased impact strength. A shallower rim should in theory also increase the compliance of the wheel, allowing the rim to conform more to the terrain surface.

Bontrager has also updated the rim material to a stronger G609 alloy which Bontrager claims improve the ride quality, durability, and reduces weight. This is the same material that Bontrager uses for its DH rims for the Trek Factory race team and ridden by World Champion Reece Wilson.

More engaging

Bontrager has also increased the freehub engagement. The previous Line Comp 30's had 54 points of engagement which was impressive given the budget price. Bontrager has specced its Rapid Drive 108 hubs in the new Line Comp 30, increasing the engagement to 108 points (3.3 degrees) for faster pick-up when pedaling on climbs and out of corners.

Bontrager offers the new Line Comp 30's in both 27.5- and 29-inch wheel size options although they are only available in Boost spacing. Bontrager sell the wheels with a SRAM XD driver freehub as standard although Shimano HG and Micro Spline options are available separately. Bontrager's wheelsets are built with 28-spokes per wheel and the hubs feature six-bolt disc brake mounts. 

Bontrager has shaved some weight off the new Line Comp 30 wheelset too with the wheelset coming in at 1955g for the 29er wheelset and 1790g for the 27.5in option. Both wheel sizes are priced at $349.99 and are available to be purchased as individual wheels.

Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road, based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

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Weight: 71kg