Wheels Reviews and News


Praxis Works introduces carbon wheels and cranks

Santa Cruz, California-based Praxis has gotten into the wheel game, launching the new C32 carbon wheelset for trail and all mountain use.

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Rolf Prima adds plus sized carbon and new alloy wheels

At the Sea Otter Classic, Rolf has unveiled two new models. The Alsea+ and Alsea XR+ are the company’s first foray into the burgeoning plus bike market arena. The 40mm internal width tubeless ready, carbon rim features a lightweight paired spoke design. Claimed weight is an impressive 1645 grams.

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Stan’s NoTubes redesigns Arch, Crest and Flow alloys wheels

The preeminent pioneer of all things tubeless is going wider and lighter with its cross-country, enduro and downhill-oriented alloy hoops.

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Derby rolls out plus-sized carbon rims and more

Derby rims wide rims grew popular via word of mouth on the Mtbr forum. After three years in business, they’re expanding the line to include plus and road models, plus a glossy limited edition rim.

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New Ibis carbon and alloy wheelsets rolling in

If you didn’t know any better, you might think Ibis is primarily a wheel maker. That’s especially true after recent news from the California company that it’s expanding its line of MTB hoops to nine, adding new carbon and alloy models.

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DT Swiss factory tour

Here is an inside look at how quality is guaranteed at the DT Swiss wheel production facility. Follow the life a DT Swiss wheel, from molten aluminum to finished product.

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Mavic Crossmax wheels get wider and boosted

Mavic is unveiling upgrades to its popular Crossmax Pro and Crossmax Elite alloy XC mountain bike wheels, adding boost compatibility, widening rim profiles, and reducing price.

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DT Swiss rolls out new Spline ONE wheels

The proven DT Swiss Spline ONE wheel series gets a serious upgrade — now with three categories, two wheel sizes, and five different rim widths to choose from.

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Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels review

If you can live with the loud color scheme, the Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels are a terrific upgrade for any 29+ bike. Find out why in our full review.

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Wheelbuilder.com ENVE and Derby wheels review

With their wealth of expertise building wheels at the highest level of competition, Wheelbuilder.com is able to build the lightest and strongest wheels to fit the rider’s budget and specific demands.

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SRAM rolls out redesigned Roam 60 carbon wheels

Originally debuted in 2013, SRAM’s top tier carbon fiber mountain bike wheelset has received a host of major upgrades for 2016. Same goes for the 900 series hubs.

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Reynolds Dean carbon fat bike wheels review

New lightweight 80mm composite hoops are the ultimate fat bike component upgrade — if you can afford them and are looking for all-season durability. Read our review to find out more.

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Mavic parent company Amer Sports buys ENVE

Amer Sports, the parent of several winter and outdoor sports companies (including Mavic) purchased Enve Composites for $50 million in an all cash transaction.

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Industry Nine expands fat bike range, adds center lock hubs

New BigRig 760 fat bike wheels pair I9 hubs and alloy spokes with HED’s BAD alloy rim. Also launching are new centerlock versions of Torch Classic mountain bike hubs.

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Reynolds Dean carbon fat bike wheel first look

New lightweight, tubeless composite hoops from Utah-based wheel maker ridden to triumph at Fat Bike World Championships.

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Stan’s NoTubes wins patent dispute against Specialized

After a protracted eight-year legal battle, Stan’s original rim patent is upheld in Federal court.

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Atomik carbon goes big with Phatty 85 and Chubby 43 rims

Atomik uses a combination of aerospace grade foam and patented carbon technology to create their high end (yet affordable) rims.

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6 quick spinning fat bike wheels

For any wheeled vehicle, lowering rotational weight is one of the best ways to spend upgrade dollars. Just like on road and traditional mountain bikes, fat bikes benefit from lighter wheels.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year

Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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2016 Mtbr Ultimate Guide to Winter Mountain Biking

If you’re like us, you find ways to keep riding even when it’s freezing outside, there’s snow on the road and trails, and all common sense says you have no business having fun on two wheels right now. But you can’t do it without the right gear and skills.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot wheels for your favorite mountain biker

No. 1 component upgrade? A set of shiny new wheels. Lighter, faster and stronger are all potential gains when you swap out your old hoops. And what better time to do so than around the holidays.

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Round up: Six new wide mountain bike wheels

The trend towards wider rims, improved tubeless compatibility, and asymmetric rims continues with these six new mountain bike wheels.

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Interbike 2015: Reynolds Black Label wheels go hookless

Utah-based carbon wheel maker Reynolds has given a “refresh” to its stealth-looking (and expensive) line-up of Black Label mountain bike wheels.

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Magura and Lightweight Interbike 2015

Magura teases their new wireless electronic dropper post, which is set to be released early next year and shows off the MT7 Race brake.

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Vittoria Interbike 2015

Vittoria’s new 4C rubber uses four different material stop help tune sidewall and center, which offers improved cornering and traction.

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