South Industries RX wheels review

The South Industries RX wheels are a resilient and reliable option for those who enjoy mixing tarmac with gravel roads

South Industries RX wheels
(Image: © Aaron Borrill)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Durable and versatile, the South Industries RX wheels will handle anything you throw at them - dirt and adverse weather included. Various affordable build options are available but they are pricey when specced to the hilt


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    Excellent build quality

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    Wide internal rim architecture

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    Understated yet refined aesthetics

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    Easy tubeless set-up

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    Aero 32/40mm front/rear rim profiling

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    Lifetime / 50-per cent crash replacement warranty


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    Lack of brand cachet

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South Industries might be a relatively unknown brand on a global scale, but the South Africa-based company has been making waves in Europe and the US with its durable enduro mountain bike wheels. Using its extensive off-road knowledge and technical acumen, the company recently branched out into the all-road wheel space and the result is the hoops you see here, the South Industries RX. Claimed to strike a balance between weight, performance and durability, the RX wheels don't pander to a particular discipline per say, but rather provide the key to unlock your bike's true potential and versatility but more on that later.

While the majority of our testing was done during the drier summer months in the United Kingdom, we waited a few months to see how they would handle a traditional British winter. We completed our assessment by baptising them over a ridiculously wet and muddy Rapha Festive 500 to get a better understanding of their resilience as well as establish where they sit in relation to the best road bike wheels

View the RX wheels at South Industries

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Aaron Borrill

Aaron was the Tech Editor Cyclingnews between July 2019 and June 2022. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his BA honours at the University of Cape Town before embarking on a career in journalism. Throughout this career, Aaron has spent almost two decades writing about bikes, cars, and anything else with wheels. Prior to joining the Cyclingnews team, his experience spanned a stint as Gear & Digital editor of Bicycling magazine, as well as a time at TopCar as Associate Editor. 

Now based in the UK's Surrey Hills, Aaron's life revolves around bikes. He's a competitive racer, Stravaholic, and Zwift enthusiast. He’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, completed the Haute Route Alps, and represented South Africa in the 2022 Zwift eSports World Championships.

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg

Rides: Cannondale SuperSlice Disc Di2 TT, Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura-Ace Rim, Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra Di2 Disc, Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB