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13 Best Rear BMX Wheels (In 2024)

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Are you searching for the best rear BMX wheels?

Do you need a freecoaster or a cassette wheelset?

It doesn’t matter! I broke this collection down in two sections for your convenience.

And each includes the best in the category.

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So you get the BEST freecoaster wheels and the BEST cassette wheels!

This post covers:

I’m still a fan of a cassette and the sound of it. Even though I tried a freecoaster on multiple occasions, I don’t see myself switching any time soon.

But that’s just me.

A freecoater unlocks so many more trick options that are very challenging with a cassette (that’s why I don’t do those 🙂 ).


Note: Don’t miss my collection of the best front BMX wheels.

Best Rear BMX Freecoaster Wheels

1. BSD Revolution Wheel

bsd xlt revolution rear wheel
The Revolution wheel by BSD is one of the first (if not THE first?!) wheel that’s very like a cassette wheel, but it’s a freecoaster.

The planetary clutch system makes it work like that and riders love it. I’ve seen many dudes ride this exact freecoaster wheel, and everyone said how well it feels.

And it’s perfect for crankflips, too!

Besides, this wheelset also features BSD’s XLT BMS rim (34mm wide), BSD spokes (4-cross lacing) and BSD rim tape.

Lastly, you also get the Jersey Barrier BMX hub guards.

I know this one comes with a slightly higher price tag, but it’s so worth it if you’re looking for the best freecoaster BMX wheel.

You will see Kriss Kyle riding this one, which works great for his original riding style.

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: BSD Revolution hub
  • Rim: BSD XLT rim
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1390g
  • Price: $329.99 (may vary)

2. Cinema Reynolds Freecoaster Wheel

cinema reynolds fx2 freecoaster rear wheel
This is the very own Garrett Reynolds signature rear wheel from Cinema.

The wheelset has Cinema FX2 freecoaster hub, Cinema Reynolds rim (38mm wide) and a 3-cross 14 gauge spoke lacing.

Included, you also get Cinema’s CR and DR nylon hub guards and rim tape.

If you want a wheelset with a wider rim, then this one is probably it.

And finally, if it holds Garrett, it can hold anyone.

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Cinema FX2 Freecoaster
  • Rim: Cinema Reynolds
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1450g
  • Price: $309.99 (may vary)

3. Odyssey Hazard Lite X Clutch Wheel

odyssey hazard lite v2 clutch freecoaster wheel
The Odyssey Hazard Lite X Clutch wheel is one of the most popular ones on the market.

Both the Clutch freecoaster and the Hazard Lite rim (32mm wide) are around for a very long time, tested by many pros and amateurs.

If a little extra slack (note: you can adjust the slack) is something you like, then you might want to go with this epic rear wheel.

Another cool thing about this one is that it comes in various colorways, which usually sell out pretty quickly (so you need to act fast).

This is the exact wheelset that Broc Raiford rides.

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Odyssey Clutch V2 Freecoaster
  • Rim: Odyssey Hazard Lite
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1361g
  • Price: $294.99 (may vary)

4. Mission Deploy Freecoaster Wheel

mission deploy freecoaster wheel
Mission’s Deploy freecoaster wheel is the most affordable one I could find, which you can trust for any tech wizardry street and park riding.

The wheelset combines Mission’s Deploy hub and Mylar rim (36mm wide) with stainless steel spokes. (But with no rim tape.)

You can also get it in two variations: All-black or black rim and spokes with a silver hub.

I highly recommend this one if you’re on a budget.

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Mission Deploy freecoaster
  • Rim: Mission Mylar rim
  • Hub Guards: No
  • Weight: 1360g
  • Price: $179.99 (may vary)

5. G-Sport Freecoaster Wheel

g-sport elite clutch v2 freecoaster wheel
G-Sport might not have a ton of products, but those that are available are strong AF!

The same applies to their freecoaster wheelset, which consists of Odyssey Clutch V2 freecoaster and G-Sport Ribcage rim (36mm wide).

This rim has a slightly lower and mid-wide profile with improved walls to maximize impact spread.

With the adjustable slack system, many street and park dudes prefer this wheelset, similar to the Odyssey’s. (Fun fact: G-Sport is Odyssey’s sister company.)

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Odyssey Clutch V2 Freecoaster
  • Rim: G-Sport Ribcage
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1389g
  • Price: $319.99 (may vary)

6. Cult Astronomical Freecoaster Wheel

cult astronomical freecoaster wheel
Cult BMX is another brand that adopted the planetary system for their freecoaster hub and made it available in this awesome Astronomical BMX rear wheel.

Just as a reminder, this type of hub feels like a cassette (lighter than other freecoasters) but rides like a freecoaster.

You can enjoy a lot less slack and reduced engagement when rolling backward.

Besides the Astronomical hub, the wheelset has Cult’s Match V2 rim (34 wide), a drive side hub guard and a spoke wrench carabiner.

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Cult Astronomical hub
  • Rim: Cult Match V2
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1360g
  • Price: $349.99 (may vary)

7. Eclat Cortex X Bondi Wheel

eclat cortex bondi freecoaster wheel
While this is one of the heaviest freecoaster wheels, it’s also one of the strongest.

The wheelset has Eclat’s popular Corex freecoaster and Bondi rim (38mm wide) combined with the three-cross lacing using 14 gauge stainless steel spoke.

Hey, this one is Felix Prangenberg approved, so you know what’s up!

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Eclat Cortex hub
  • Rim: Eclat Bondi rim
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1524g
  • Price: $282.99 (may vary)

Best Rear BMX Cassette Wheels

I know many dudes out there still prefer a cassette (me, too!), so I added a separate list just for you.

8. Odyssey Stage 2 Cassette Wheel

odyssey stage 2 cassette wheel
The Stage 2 wheelset is Odyssey’s lower-range option that works great to upgrade a beginner’s bike.

What’s cool about this rim is that it’s 36mm wide unlike the Hazard Lite, which is only 32mm wide. Hey, fat tires!

And even though it’s not as expensive as some other rear BMX wheels, it still comes with nylon hub guards (drive and non-drive side).

Pick your preferred drive side and let the session begin!

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Sealed bearing cassette hub
  • Rim: Stage 2 rim
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1200g
  • Price: $169.99 (may vary)

9. BSD Swerve X Aero Pro Cassette Wheel

bsd swerve x aero pro cassette wheel
The BSD Swerve and Aero pro rear wheel is a solid combination for all-terrain. This one is excellent for street, park and trails because of how strong it is.

Also, the rim is 36mm wide, not too wide or too narrow. Plus, BSD improved it with thick sidewalls and spoke seats and a curved inner strut.

I talked with a few of my dudes, and all reported that they didn’t need to true it for a long time. (The four-cross lacing also adds to the overall strength.)

The only downside is that it doesn’t come with hub guards.

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: BSD Swerve hub
  • Rim: BSD Aero rim
  • Hub Guards: No
  • Weight: 984g
  • Price: $299.99 (may vary)

10. Cinema 888 X VX3 Cassette Wheel

cinema 888 x vx3 rear cassette wheel
Another fantastic option preferred by so many riders is the Cinema 888 X VX3 cassette wheelset.

The 888 rim is 36mm wide, spreading the BMX tire some more to give it extra contact area.

Cinema uses 14 gauge spokes and three-cross lacing system.

Another key feature of this wheelset is the VX3 SDS cassette hub, which is fully compatible with RHD and LHD. (You can change it yourself because it’s so easy to do!)

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Cinema VX3 SDS Cassette
  • Rim: Cinema 888 rim
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1219.g
  • Price: $299.99 (may vary)

11. Shadow Symbol Cassette Wheel

shadow symbol rear cassette wheel
This is the very wheelset that Simone Barraco rides who, we all know, prefers cassette over freecoaster any day.

It’s a tested and proven rear BMX wheelset ridden by many bros who enjoy it for its reliability and wider rim option.

The Truss rim is 38mm wide, which combines so well with a fatter tire.

Hence the name, this wheel also features The Shadow Conspiracy’s Symbol cassette hub and uses straight gauge spokes with three-cross lacing.

The Symbol wheel is ready for any (street) abuse!

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Shadow Symbol cassette hub
  • Rim: Shadow Truss rim
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1256g
  • Price: $244.99 (may vary)

12. Rant Party On V2 Cassette Wheel

rant party on v2 cassette rear wheel
The Rant Pary On wheel is a very affordable and reliable solution for everyone on a budget.

If you want to replace your current complete bike wheelset, then this is an excellent upgrade.

Another cool factor is that this wheelset comes in multiple colorways, like red, blue, teal and matte gold, to name a few.

The wheelset features Rant’s Party On V2 cassette hub, Squad rim (32mm wide), 14 gauge spokes and rim tape.

Spice your bike up with a spicy rear wheel that’s ready for the party!

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Rant Party On V2 cassette hub
  • Rim: Rant Squad rim
  • Hub Guards: No
  • Weight: 1292g
  • Price: $149.99 (may vary)

13. Primo VS Balance Cassette Wheel

primo vs balance cassette wheel
Primo never disappoints with their products and their VS Balance cassette wheel is great proof.

It features the trusty Balance cassette hub with the VS rim (unique 35mm width), forged spokes and nylon hub guards.

The rim features a V-shaped I-beam construction that adds it additional strength to handle all your abuse easily.

Wheel specs:

  • Hub: Primo Balance cassette hub
  • Rim: Primo VS rim
  • Hub Guards: Yes
  • Weight: 1335g
  • Price: $194.99 (may vary)

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