New Shimano GRX wheels finally go carbon fibre

A close up of a wheel with a tanwall gravel tyre mounted on a dusty track
(Image credit: Shimano)

Internal width really is becoming the buzzphrase of the day when the conversation turns to gravel wheels. Wider tyres ideally need a wider rim to support the sidewalls and resist the tyre rolling over in heavy cornering. As with many others, Shimano’s latest GRX wheels are wider than their predecessors, as in this case they’re also deeper and made of carbon. 

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Will Jones
Senior Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. He’s tried his hand at most cycling disciplines, from the standard mix of road, gravel, and mountain bike, to the more unusual like bike polo and tracklocross. He’s made his own bike frames, covered tech news from the biggest races on the planet, and published countless premium galleries thanks to his excellent photographic eye. Also, given he doesn’t ever ride indoors he’s become a real expert on foul-weather riding gear. His collection of bikes is a real smorgasbord, with everything from vintage-style steel tourers through to superlight flat bar hill climb machines.