Wheels Reviews and News


Trans-Sylvania Epic: Which wheel size is best?


Despite the popularity of 27.5 wheels, 29ers remain bike of choice among top contenders at the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race in State College, Pennsylvania.

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz’s new Reserve Carbon wheels


The new Santa Cruz Reserve wheels use an array of unique concepts to help address some of the major failings of carbon wheels today.

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Reynolds carbon DH wheelset


Reynolds has made big strides recently with carbon mtb wheels that are light and strong. They worked with Pivot downhill team to test and develop a new line of carbon DH wheels that are built to survive the abuse.

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Video: Knight Composites and Project 321 wheelsets


A composites legend and master machinist team up to offer a wide range of custom built MTB wheelsets with ENVE performance at a lower list price.

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Hot new wheels and tires round-up – part 2


See the latest from Vee, Vittoria, Panaracer, DT Swiss, Atomik Carbon, Reynolds, Hutchinson, and more

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Bontrager Line Pro Carbon wheelsets


Bontrager has been quietly improving their wheel line from the hub to the rim. This year though, they went big with carbon wheels at a mind-blowing price of $1200 a pair for the All Mountain wheels and $700 a pair for the XC wheels.

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Spank Industries all in on shot peening


Spank has abandoned their previous polished component aesthetic and adopted shot peening, which they determined to be significantly stronger.

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HED Raptor and No Big Deal wheels roll out


HED Cycling has some exciting carbon wheel offerings for both fat and semi-fat tire bikes. And they’re both made in the USA.

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American Classic Smokin’ Gun wheels unveiled


Aimed at riders using 2.5” or wider tires, new aluminum rim is a “mini plus” design thanks to its 40mm internal width.

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Race Face Next R line of carbon components


No other component company has seen as much corporate drama as Race Face has in recent years. So we were very curious to see how it would all turn out for the revered brand. Today, we find out with this big product statement for Race Face.

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Bontrager Line Pro 40 29+ carbon wheels review


The Line Pro 40 carbon wheelset is one of several new Line Pro components that have significantly upped the quality and design aesthetics game of the Bontrager brand. Is it worth the price of the upgrade over aluminum?

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Roval Control SL MTB wheels first ride review


Searching for a new XC wheelset? The Roval Control SL just got a whole lot lighter, faster, and tougher. By the numbers, it’s arguably one of the best carbon cross-country wheelsets you can buy.

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Shimano announces new Deore groupset, wide-range SLX, and XT goes boost


Shimano just overhauled their budget groupset, plus added a number of great new options for value-oriented consumers.

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How to check over your mountain bike wheels


Checking your wheels is a vital part of mountain bike maintenance. Looking out for dents, worn bearings, flat spots, and loose spokes will help your bike run smoother as well as avoiding damage.

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SRAM Roam 50 carbon trail wheels launched


SRAM’s trail wheel line-up has expanded, with a new carbon 29er rim joining the mix. Featuring the rapid engagement of the company’s Double Time hub, the new Roam 50’s stiffer, wider-profile carbon rim is billed as offering a new level of responsiveness, predictability, and speed. MSRP Price is $1298 for the set ($599 front, $699 rear).

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Industry Nine BackCountry 360 wheelset review


Interested in an aluminum wheelset with ultra-wide rims? Industry Nine’s BackCountry 360′s could be what you’re looking for.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part 1: Wheels


Nothing wakes up your bike like a quality wheelset. A good wheel upgrade will include a combination of increased stiffness, decreased weight, and improved freehub engagement, in ratios dependent on your particular needs.

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Mavic shows off 2017 mountain bike range


Though arguably best known for its road wheels and yellow neutral service cars at the Tour de France, France’s Mavic has made a hard push into the mountain bike arena with an expansive product line-up that includes wheels, helmets, shoes and apparel.

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Nox Composites Interbike 2016


From humble roots, Nox Composites has grown using a grassroots approach, relying on word of mouth, solid product reputation, and exceptional customer support.

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Reynolds Trail 27.5 carbon wheels review


$2500 is a lot of money — especially when you’re talking about an upgrade for your mountain bike. But if you’re going to drop big dime in the name of incremental performance enhancement, high zoot carbon wheels are arguably the best way to go. So are these hoops a good choice?

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DT Swiss Interbike 2016


The new DT Swiss Spline One MTB wheel series features a little something for every rider, from XC to trail to enduro and all mountain.

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Stan’s NoTubes Interbike 2016


Stan’s NoTubes has expanded its well-regarded line of tubeless ready aluminum wheelsets with the addition of the premium MK3 and a more affordable S1.

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Stan’s NoTubes S1 series cover broad wheel-tire spectrum


There is such a thing as too wide when it comes to rims is part of the message behind Stan’s NoTubes recently launched tubeless ready S1 series MTB wheels, which are also geared to the budget conscious consumer.

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Mason Bond’s Blacklabel blast in Sun Valley


Reynolds sponsored pro enduro racer features in this latest video, where he does his best to dispel concerns about the strength of carbon fiber wheels.

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WTB goes wide with latest Ci31 carbon rims


The latest carbon rims from WTB features a 31mm inner rim width, can be setup tubeless with just a floor pump, and sell for a reasonable price (for carbon, that is).

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