Wheels Reviews and News


Spank Spike 350 Vibrocore review


In an effort to literally reinvent the mountain bike wheel, Spank injected a hard-cell foam into the hollow rim interior, the goal to make the Spank Spike 350 Vibrocore wheels more durable and better at damping vibration.

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DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 35 review


If you can stomach the cost the DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One are a true set-and-forget all-mountain wheelset that capably stood up to some serious trail smashing during this Mtbr test.

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ENVE Upgrade Program launched


Program makes getting pair of premium U.S.-made wheels easier than ever before, allowing customers to trade in a pair of ENVE or non-ENVE carbon wheels and receive upgrade credit toward any SES, M Series, or G Series wheelset.

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We Are One Agent review


Designed for enduro smashing good times on the trail, the We Are One Agent carbon wheels have stood the test of time and abuse.

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Understanding the DT Swiss MTB wheel line-up


Whether you’re racing XC, enduro or downhill, or just looking to enjoy a trail ride or fat bike adventure, DT Swiss has all your wheel needs covered.

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PUB 934 XC race wheels review


PUB’s go-to cross-country 29er wheelset features DT Swiss 350 hubs and asymmetric beadless rims with 28mm inner and 34mm outer widths.

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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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