Wheels Reviews and News


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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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).

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Shimano Announces new 650B/27.5″ Wheelsets for 2014

-Plus New Deore M610 Group, Improved/More Durable Chains, Expanded Dyna-Sys Gearing and More- Several pieces of big news were announced today by Shimano and chief among these was the new 650B/27.5″ wheels.

Read More »

Pacenti DL31 Rim And Hadley Hub Wheelset

Introduction by Francis Cebedo We did a review on Pacenti TL28 wheel built up with a Chris King hubset HERE. Here is follow-on review to a rim that is wider since these days, wider IS better. It allows the tire to have a wider, more secure and stable contact patch. Pacenti knows a little bit […]

Read More »

Industry Nine Introduces The Torch Series Wheels, Rims And Hubs

Industry Nine releases all new 2013 Torch series Mountain wheels and hubs Evolution leads to perfection – Hand made in Asheville, NC It seems like many bicycle companies have been coming out with tons of new wheelsets, and the likes of SRAM, Reynolds, Specialized, Syntace, and multiple others have been expanding the market with a […]

Read More »

Fulcrum Announces New 29er Wheelset

Advanced Red Metal 29 XRP Wheels Up the Game for Fulcrum Fulcrum is embracing their mountain bike wheel lineup for 2013 with expanded offerings, especially for 29ers. The all new Fulcrum RED METAL 29 XRP wheelset is targeted to XC riders and racers and particularly the endurance/marathon racers and hoping to be racers. This is […]

Read More »

@cme FlatFree “Disaster-Proof” Wheelsets Offers Free Shipping in November

Hurricane Sandy Highlights Need for No-Flat Tire Systems Fullerton, CA (CFEpr+) Nov. 2, 2012 – @cme FlatFree Wheel Systems is making their pre-mounted wheel and tire sets available with no shipping costs for the month of November, in reaction to the cycling needs of Hurricane Sandy victims and people who want and need a bike […]

Read More »

Pacenti TL28 650b Rims

Earlier this year, Kirk Pacenti sent us home with a 650b wheel set built up with his TL28 rims. The wheels were built up with Chris King hubs and DT spokes and it was perfect for all our 650b bike tests and bike conversion projects.  Over the past few months, we’ve logged dozens of hours […]

Read More »

Industry Nine SRAM XX1 Hub and XC29 Carbon Wheels

SRAM XX1 Industry Nine is introducing the XD1 driver FH body, making Industry Nine wheels compatible with SRAM’s new XX1 groupset. The driver body will be available on new wheelsets, and as a retrofit to make an existing wheelset compatible. No other parts beside the driver body are required. The new freehub is internally identical […]

Read More »

Reynolds Cycling Reveals 2013 Product Line at Interbike

New offerings include AERO, MTN, alloy wheels, and Storm West Jordan, UT- Reynolds Cycling, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of high performance bicycle wheels, announced plans to display its extensive 2013 line at Interbike, the leading business-to-business trade show in the bike industry, which will be held September 19-21 in Las Vegas. […]

Read More »

Enve-Kappius 29er Wheelset by Wheelbuilder.com

Performance was flawless during our 2 months of testing. Initially, we heard the drivetrain pop a couple of times but that turned out to be the shimano chain settling in to the SRAM cog.

Read More »

Introducing the Crank Brothers iodine 29er Wheels

iodine 29er//new wheelsets from crankbrothers Laguna Beach, CA, August 6, 2012 – 29ers are no longer just for cross country. Trail and all mountain bikes are adopting the bigger wheels, and crankbrothers has the perfect wheel choice for these bikes. The requirements for a 29-inch all mountain bike are very different than for a 26-inch […]

Read More »