Wheels Reviews and News


Contest: Win Race Face Next R or Turbine R Wheelsets


Enter to win a Race Face Next R Wheelset ($1499) or Turbine R Wheelset ($899). 2 winners chosen!

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Sea Otter Goodies: Five products that caught our eye


Here are five intriguing goodies that we happened upon during our time in California: new pedals, tires, sealant, a hitch rack, and a bunch of carbon wheels.

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FSA K-Force Light WideR 25 carbon wheels launched


FSA (aka Full Speed Ahead) is moving full steam ahead with two new XC-focused mountain bike wheels, plus something unofficial and wider.

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Syncros Silverton SL one-piece carbon wheelset


Check out this one-piece carbon wheelset, where the rim, spokes, and hub shell all come out of one composite mold. Just push in a hub bearing (DT Swiss 190s in this case) and off you go – quickly.

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Astral expands wheelset offerings


Astral rims are drilled for standard lacing with profiles based on sister brand Rolf Prima designs, and benefit from Rolf Prima’s engineering, testing and craftsmanship.

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Cush Core – What is it and what do users think about it?


But does it work? Is the extra weight noticeable? Does it make the bike feel differently when out on the trail? All of these questions and more have been answered by Skills with Phil.

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FSA Afterburner WideR 29er wheelset review


Coming in at a reasonable $629 and weighing in at 1640 grams, they are an excellent upgrade for many trail, cyclocross and cross country riders.

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Stan’s NoTubes Baron S1 27.5 wheelset review


This well-built, high performing aluminum plus size wheelset will lighten your bike but not your wallet.

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Revin Cycling launches carbon wheel lineup


Our friends at JensonUSA piqued our interest with a new line of components that their launching, Revin Cycling.

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Stan’s NoTubes Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 rims and wheelsets


New carbon cross country and trail rims come with warranty and crash replacement.

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Are carbon tri-spoke wheels the next big thing?


Don’t look now, but the tri-spoke wheel could be making a comeback — in enduro. U.K.-based wheel maker Spengle has been making waves on the internet this week, touting the benefits of its full-carbon tri-spoke 27.5 wheel.

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Bontrager Kovee XXX TLR 29 wheelset review


High end carbon wheelset is race ready out of the box with a single purpose in mind: help make you faster.

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Reynolds TR 307 S and TR 309 S carbon wheels launched


Add Reynolds to a long list of wheel makers embracing wide hookless bead rims — and offering carbon hoops at lower prices.

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Race Face introduces Carbon Confidence Guarantee


At the discretion of Race Face, they will within 2 years of your original purchase repair or replace your carbon wheel regardless of how the damage occurred or what the damage is.

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Mavic’s 2018 mountain bike range unveiled


Highlighted by the new Deemax Pro wheelset that Sam Hill rode to the Enduro World Series overall title, Mavic’s 2018 U.S. mountain bike range is an impressive collection.

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Danny MacAskill smashes wheels to prove point


Santa Cruz Reserve wheels can now be bought separately for any boost-compatible 27.5 or 29er bike. To celebrate, the California-based company had a little video making fun with Danny MacAskill.

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Atomik Carbon wheels get lifetime limited warranty


High-end carbon-fiber component manufacturer Atomik Carbon has announced a new lifetime limited warranty covering its carbon fiber rims and handlebars for the original owner from date of purchase.

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Hot new wheels, tires, and hubs from Interbike 2017


Check out the latest wheels, hubs, tires, and more from Industry Nine, Maxxis, Onyx, MRP, and Wolf Tooth.

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DT Swiss Interbike 2017


With three main MTB wheel families (XC, all-mountain, enduro) and multiple price points within each family, DT Swiss has all your riding bases covered.

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Stan’s NoTubes Interbike 2017


Whether it’s a narrow XC tire, or a traction enhancing plus model, most riders have a preferred tire size. And now Stan’s NoTubes has wheels to cover all those various options.

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Nox Teocalli carbon wheels review


Interested in carbon wheels, but don’t want to drop used car money? If you answered yes, then these hoops from Nox are worth a look.

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Stan’s Podium SRD, Sentry MK3, Baron MK3, Major MK3


In the flurry of tradeshow season, the pied pipers of all things tubeless has introduced a new racing specific carbon wheelset, plus more premium alloy wheels and rim options.

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FSA cranks go modular, Afterburner wheels get WideR


FSA has a new modular style crank that can be quickly converted between different axle standards and drivetrain configurations. They also have an affordable new alloy wheelset with a wide rim.

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Spank launches ‘innovation in rim engineering’


With 15 years of know-how in rim and wheel design and manufacturing, Spank Industries is releasing what it’s calling, “One of the biggest innovations in rim and wheel development in recent years.”

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New ENVE M Series MTB wheels roll out


Highly-regarded carbon wheel maker ENVE has launched its new M Series, featuring new technology that promises to all but eliminate pinch flats.

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