Bontrager Race X Lite Rear Wheel (700c)

Transform your road bike with Bontrager's Race X Lite Front Wheel. These 23mm-wide high-tech hoops are light, stiff and durable to deliver excellent acceleration and ride quality. To further enhance both those attributes, going tubeless is ...(Read More)

Bontrager Race X Lite Rear Wheel (700c)
The Race X Lite Rear Wheel (front wheel sold separately).
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Transform your road bike with Bontrager's Race X Lite Front Wheel. These 23mm-wide high-tech hoops are light, stiff and durable to deliver excellent acceleration and ride quality. To further enhance both those attributes, going tubeless is a snap with the included TLR rim strip and valve. And, the cartridge bearing hub rolls smooth and fast and features DT Swiss star ratchet internals for quick engagement and reliable action.

Bontrager's Tubeless Ready Rim Strip and Valve.These Tubeless-Ready wheels come with a special rim strip to seal the spoke bed and a presta valve. With a Tubeless-Ready tire and sealant (sold separately) you can roll without tubes for less flats, lower tire pressure, and better cornering. Plus, you'll shave rotational weight, so your bike will feel lighter and more responsive.

Specs

Size(s) 700c
Model Clincher
Rim Material Aluminum
Hub(s) Bontrager Race X-Lite
Spokes (Front/Rear) 14/17-gauge bladed
Holes (Front/Rear) 24
Nipples Aluminum
Axle(s) Aluminum
Skewer(s) Bontrager internal cam
Weight (Front/Rear) 798 grams
Cassette Compatibility Shimano/SRAM 9-,10-speed; Shimano 11-speed
Valve Type Presta
Extras TLR rim strip, TLR valve

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4.5

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Stays true  (4)
  • Well built  (4)
  • Good breaking surface  (3)
  • Responsive  (2)

Cons

  • Poorly built 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (5)
  • Commuting/city  (2)

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5

One of the best Wheelsets I own

By 

from DFW, TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Hold Speed
  • Stays True
  • Good Breaking Surface
  • Well Built
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    One of the best wheelsets I own. The wheels are lightweight and climb great. TYhey are wide which makes for a very comfy ride especially if you mount 25mm or even 28mm tires on them. They get speed and hold it effortlessly. I have had people peddle to catch me as I coast downhill. Great wheelset and I recommend it!

    1

    Broken spoke at 450 miles

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    from western, WI

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    Cons

    • Poorly Built

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    drive side spoke broke after 450 miles. poorly designed- they are supposed to be straight pull- but they are actually at a slight angle to put stress un-evenly on head. Last Bontrager wheels I will ever buy. previous ones had rims crack. Do not buy if you have any muscle mass because these wheels are only going to last if you are a light rider.

    5

    Deliver a great ride

    By 

    from Syracuse, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Well Built
    • Smooth Roll
    • Lightweight
    • Stays True
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      Nice complement to my Project One built Silque, paired with Bontrager R3 tires. Cycle rather aggressively, some racing, and alot of road biking. Wheels are light, but firm on the road, handle well, responsive, smooth roll, as stated by another, the bladed spokes are a plus as well. Durable - wheel held up from an unfortunate fall from a friend's bike rack onto the highway, a few damaged spokes as they hit a pedal on another racked bike, but absolutely NO damage to the wheel!! They have lived up to their recommendations from my well known & respected bike shop and a few racing friends! Great value for the money, great ride!

      5

      Great value for awesome wheels!

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      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Well Built
      • Lightweight
      • Stays True
      • Good Breaking Surface

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        These wheels are so so nice! Such a wonderful upgrade to any road bike. Mine are set up tubeless with R3 25mm wide tires and WOW do they roll smooth and silk. Lightweight, stiff, and durable wheelset. Highly recommended if you wish to upgrade to road tubeless.

        5

        Lightweight and Durable for Great Price

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        from Omaha, NE

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Good Breaking Surface
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive
        • Stays True
        • Well Built

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I own a Madone 5.2 so investing the money for carbon aero wheels just did not make sense. I ride in the neighborhood of 3,000+ miles per year and like most serious riders, appreciate a bike that responds when I decide to put the hammer down. I decided to go buy the RXL's because they were light weight, tubeless ready and...well...Bontrager! These wheels did not disappoint. I felt the weight savings and responsiveness right away. When you stand on it, the bike jumps and goes. They are not true aero wheels but the bladed spokes are a nice balance. It was the best upgrade for the money I could have made. The rims are slightly wider to give more rubber contact and tubeless is definitely the way to go. I used to build my own wheels and remember having to true them a few times after the first riding them until they were broken in. The RXL's are as true as the day they came out of the box. Solid braking surface. Cannot say a bad word about these wheels. They are a great buy!

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