Wheels Reviews and News

Sea Otter Video: ENVE MSERIES carbon wheels & rims 2014

Jake Pantone from ENVE walks us through the just-launched carbon MSERIES line, that incorporates the high performance capabilities of past designs and updates it with new technologies.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Shimano highlights new XTR 11-speed group

We take a peek inside Shimano’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic which is—not surprisingly—all XTR 11-speed, all the time.

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Hot News: Shimano releases new 11-speed XTR group with 1x, 2x and 3x configurations

Shimano officially announced the long-anticipated release of a new 11-speed XTR mountain bike component group today in both Race and Trail tuned versions.

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Hot Product: ENVE launches new MSERIES rims, wheelsets

Wheel-maker ENVE has announced a new series of carbon wheel sets called MSERIES, designed to meet the needs of four specific user groups, according to the company.

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Hot News: Ibis launches line of ultra-wide carbon wheels

Ibis reinvents the wheelset with new line of ultra-wide wheels. Beefy, hookless rims highlight new 741, 941 and 928 wheels.

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Reynolds Cycling BlackLabel Carbon Wheels

Check out the newly announced top shelf carbon wheels from Reynolds Cycling called the BlackLabel series. These wheels feature Reynold’s MR5 carbon rim design, DT Swiss 240 hubs and DT Swiss Aerolight spokes.

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Reynolds Cycling Factory Tour – Wheel Torture Lab

Take a tour of the Reynolds Cycling US headquarters in Sandy, UT. R&D, testing, prototyping and more are done here on some incredible machines. Want to see what a blowout looks like at 370 PSI?

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Review: DT Swiss Spline One Wheelset

The DT Swiss Spline 1 is an excellent set of wheels, that are stiff, strong and light, and utilize their superb 240 hub internals.

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Revealed: Crank Brothers 2014 Iodine and Cobalt Wheels

Aimed squarely at the All Mountain crowd, Crank Brothers revamps their Iodine wheels to make them more reliable, more affordable and stiffer. What’s not to like?

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Review: Spank Oozy 26AL EVO Wheelset

Great wheels can make the difference between a good bike and a great one. Here is one that is well conceived, designed and assembled. And it comes in all the wheel sizes.

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Azonic Drop-In Dropper Post, Flat Iron Pedal, Stems, Wheels and more

Check out some new products from Azonic including the all new Drop-In adjustable seatpost, the Flat Iron pedal, the Club and Pleasure Dome stems, Outcast wheels and O’Neal Maniac shorts.

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Interbike 2013: WTB Tires and Rims

WTB was showing their new aggressive Warden and Vigilante and cross country Bee Line and Nine Line tires, along with their lightweight race KOM and a wide and stiff Frequency Enduro rim.

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Feature: American Classic Wide Lightning and other 2014 Wheels

The Wide Lightning is American Classic’s new lightweight tubeless ready mountain bike wheelset with 32mm width rims for both 27.5″ and 29″ sizes, that is stiff, strong and tough.

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Crank Brothers 2014 Cobalt 11 27.5 and 29er Carbon Wheels

Crank Brothers has two new versions of their Cobalt 11 carbon wheels for 2014 including the new 27.5 size and redesigned 29er version. Rim profiles have been changed and are now wider and taller improving strength and stiffness.

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SUN-Ringlé 2014 27.5 Wheels – Black Flag, Charger, A.D.D.

SUN-Ringlé jumps full force into the 27.5/650b movement with models available across their 3 most popular models – the BlackFlag (XC), the Charger (AM/Trail) and the A.D.D. (DH/Freeride).

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Stan’s NoTubes ZTR Crest 650b and ZTR Arch EX 29er Wheels

Not just for sealant any more, Stan’s NoTubes has some new options coming for their top selling ZTR Crest 650b wheelset. Also, their ZTR Arch EX 29er wheels continues to be popular and has plenty of options as well.

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Reynolds 29er XC Carbon and 27.5 Carbon AM wheels

Reynolds has some exciting offerings for 2014 including several wheelsets in 27.5″ size. Their all new 27.5 AM carbon wheels are a whopping 31mm in width! They also have several 29er models available in carbon as well.

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Tested: Rolf Prima Ralos 27.5 Wheelset

While it doesn’t look like your typical mountain bike wheelset, the Rolf Prima Ralos tackled everything we threw at it with ease.

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Industry Nine – Torch Hubs, Ultralight, Enduro and Gravity Wheels

Industry Nine has been busy revamping their entire wheel, rim and hub lineup this year. They announced the x-country and trail oriented Torch series back in January, and they’re now rolling out the Ultralight, Enduro and Gravity wheels.

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Video: New Spinergy Zyclone Full-Carbon 29er Wheels At Sea Otter

Spinergy gave us a preview of their upcoming all-carbon, disc-ready, 29er mountain bike wheels at Sea Otter. Check out our exclusive intro video and photos of the new sub-1400 gram 29er wheelset.

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Loaded Precision X-Lite Ultra Wheels, AmXc Ti Stem and AmXc Lock-On Grips

Loaded Precision shows us the X-Lite Ultra XC wheelset that weighs under 1500g, the AmXc trail/enduro stem and the AmXc lock-on grips with its unique rubber compound that’s hydrophobic and oleophobic resistant.

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SRAM Roam 50, Roam 60 and Rail 50 Wheels – Sea Otter 2013

SRAM had three new wheels on display at Sea Otter, the Roam 50 and Roam 60, and the Rail 50, and they’ll all come in 26″, 27.5″ and 29″ sizes, and are UST compatible.

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DT Swiss Spline 1 Wheels – Sea Otter 2013

The new DT Swiss Spline One wheel follows in the design footsteps of their upscale Tricon brethren, and offers high performance and technology in a value-added package.

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Shimano – New XTR, Carbon 29er Wheels and more!

Shimano announces all new XTR carbon tubular 29er wheels! Also, some highlights from the new XTR group including improvements to the new disc brakes, hubs, bottom bracket and chains.

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2013 Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Wheels for $1200

Is it ok to say great value wheels for $1200? These carbon wheels are light, stiff, tubeless and have all the popular axle cups included.

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