A set of bicycle wheels can be the ideal component to turn your old mountain bike into a stylish urban touring bike, whether you have a hybrid or trekking bike or an MTB or Fixie bike, bicycle wheels are easily interchangeable and are an important bike spare part to keep your bike up to date.
Buying a set of bike wheels is an important decision because you have to take into account the use you are going to give, as well as know the different qualities of the same and the materials and measures that are compatible with your bike, if it is going to be a wheels for bike with rod brake or it is a thin wheels for road use, which are faster
Ideal for restoring old bikes, if you are thinking of converting your road bike or touring bike into a minimalist bike without brakes on the handlebars, there is nothing better than driving like the Dutch bikes with a backpedal brake, braking is done by backing up with the pedal and are very safe and reliable, once we get used to it.
Many sets of wheels for backpedal, being intended for old bikes of the traditional biciholandesa type, are made of steel, which gives them a brightness and excellent durability, but if you want lighter wheels will have to buy wheels with aluminum rims that are much lighter, we also recommend paying attention to the quality of the spokes, if they can be stainless steel spokes much better
Bicycle wheels are composed of the rims or hoops, spokes and hubs, which are the central part or axle of the wheel, the axles can be sealed or unsealed, with greater exposure to erosion and can also be steel or aluminum, if you want your bike to better withstand the inclemencies of the weather and withstand much better over time, it is important to consider that they are sealed hubs
There are wheel sizes for older bikes but if you are going to change the wheels it is the best time to change to a current size, this way you will be able to find tires for your bike more easily, since tires for older sizes (700A or 700B) are very difficult to get. The wheels in general terms can be 28" or 26" (there are also many other sizes such as 20" wheels) and within these for example as the old 26" or 650B that correspond to the ETRTO 584 or the new ones that would be the 650A or ETRTO 590
It is also important to know if they are wheels for road bikes where you want to use a very narrow tire, where they should not be wider than 18mm or if you want wider wheels for a mixed or hybrid use that at least should be 20mm, also note if you are restoring a bike and it has rod brakes, you need a special rim with a profile for rod brakes.