Wheels Reviews and News


Sea Otter: Mavic updates MTB wheel-tire systems

The men in yellow unveiled a mix of updates and new product, all of it centering around mountain bike wheels and tires.

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News: SRAM RAIL 40 wheels

SRAM has made huge strides in its wheel development. They’ve dissected every part of the wheel system and improved all the components. They’re not very wide yet but the engineering is now very sound with the RAIL line of wheels. Performance and affordability are in the forefront as well.

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Sea Otter: Kappius launches KR-29-XCW wide MTB rim

Kappius pushes into wide rim arena with new hoop that measures a claimed 46mm outer width and 41mm internal.

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Tech: Why wider rims will improve your ride

Find out why wider rims offer a softer ride, more cornering traction, better climbing, less burping, weight savings and a potential to run a wider array of tire profiles.

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Just In: Project 321 Lefty Supermax kits and wheelsets

Project 321 allows you to put a Lefty fork on almost any bike. With their machining wizardry, they’re able to provide bling parts that perform.

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Review: Industry Nine Trail 29 wheelset

We put this American-made wheelset to the test and found it had outstanding durability, hub performance and lateral stiffness.

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Contest: Nox Composites Carbon Wheelset Giveaway

Enter to Win a Nox Composites Carbon Wheelset with premium hubs in your choice of 27.5″ or 29″ size!

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News: Fyxation enters the fat bike market with the Blackhawk carbon bike

4-lb carbon frame with the ability to run 29+ or 26×5.0 tires is Fyxation’s entry in this growing field. Find out what this Milwaukee-based company is bringing to the fat bike market.

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Review: Bontrager Hodag Tire and Jackalope Wheels fat bike tubeless system

Bontrager sought out to build a tubeless fat bike wheel and tire system that is capable in all conditions but is still fun to ride. Have they succeeded?

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for enduro, cross country, all mountain, road, gravel, cyclcocross, and just about everything in between.

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Gear Review: Ibis 941 Wheels

Ibis’ first wheelset jumps on the legit wide rim trend with their impressive 41mm outer width and their 1770 gram weight in 29-inch diameter.

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First Look: Bontrager Jackalope wheel and Hodag fat tire

Bontrager introduces a true tubeless wheel and tire system for fatbikes.

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First Look: Industry Nine PillarCarbon Wheels

Industry 9 and Reynolds team up on US-made carbon wheelsets.

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ENVE Interbike 2014

ENVE highlights their new 2014 full Carbon, rigid Mountain fork and upgraded MSERIES M50, M60, M70 and M90 wheels that are lighter and stronger than the first generation wheels.

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Vittoria Interbike 2014

Vittoria introduces the new Daemion and Reaxcion mountain bike wheels as well as the Peyote, Barzo and Jafaki tires.

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American Classic Interbike 2014

American Classic launches the Carbonator, a new carbon mountain bike rim, and delivers updates to their Sprint 350 and Carbon 40 road wheels for 2015.

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Eurobike: 2015 Easton Havoc and Haven Carbon 27.5-inch tubeless wheelsets

Easton debuts 27.5-inch Havoc tubeless all-mountain and Haven Carbon trail wheelsets that don’t require rim strips.

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Eurobike: 2015 American Classic Carbonator wheels

American Classic carbonates their wide wheel concept with new Carbonator wheelsets.

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News: SRAM Rise 60 carbon wheels

The Rise 60s are XC/Trail wheels that feature a carbon, hookless rim with 21mm internal width. Weight is 1390 grams for a pair of 27.5 wheels and 1430 grams for the 29er version.

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First Look: 2015 Race Face Turbine components – Part 2

Part 2 of our First Look at Race Face’s affordable 2015 Turbine parts group introduces a sweet new wheelset, stout 35mm bars and stem, and more. Check it all out here.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway – Round Two

Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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Contest: Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR wheelset giveaway 26-27.5-29. Your choice.

Enter the Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR Wheelset giveaway. Winner’s choice of 26, 27.5, or 29 Rhythm Elite TLR wheels from Bontrager. Just enter your name and email for your chance to win.

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News: Mavic announces Crossmax XL wheel and tire system

Mavic’s new WTS wheels called the Crossmax XL and the matching Crossmax Quest tires are designed more for the adventure rider than the pure enduro racer. Unlike other brands, Mavic is still supporting the 26″ wheel size.

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First Ride: SRAM Roam 30 and Roam 40 wheels

SRAM’s product release onslaught continues with Roam 30 and Roam 40—two high-value, low-cost wheelsets.

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Sea Otter Video: Spank Oozy Trail 295 wheels & Oozy Trail pedals 2014

Spank Industries Global Brand Manager Mike Dutton details the new Oozy Trail 295 Bead Bite wheelset and Oozy Trail pedal at Sea Otter 2014.

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