Wheels Reviews and News


RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed articles of 2016

The last 12 months have been tough for celebrities, musicians, and democrats, but it’s been an awesome year for bike geeks.

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What You Really Want To Buy Part 1: Wheels

Why are wheels the single biggest and best upgrade? Here’s the short: A nicer wheelset usually offers weight savings, better aerodynamics, stiffness, and smoother spinning bearings. Time to upgrade?

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Knight Composites 35 and 65 carbon wheel review

Founded in 2013, Knight Composites is still a relative newcomer to the carbon wheels game. But they are already producing top-shelf product. Here is a review of two of their best clincher options.

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Mavic announces 2017 road lineup

Mavic’s 2017 road range brings a wide variety of new and updated products, with its most popular road wheels getting wider, helmets and shoes updated and now including women’s options, plus a selection of outerwear and accessories.

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Zipp launches ‘game changing’ 454 NSW carbon clincher

Zipp is trying to reinvent the wheel — literally. This week the Indianapolis-based wheel maker that’s owned by SRAM launched its new NSW 454 carbon clincher wheels that are a radical departure from traditional wheel shapes.

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American Classic Argent Disc Tubeless wheels review

During several months of testing, we did our best to break these wheels — or at least get a few flats. Check out our full review to find out what happened.

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Derby launches new tubeless ready CX/gravel rim

Derby Rims helped popularize ultra wide rims for mountain bikes and is hoping to help do the same for road with their new CX rated rims.

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Just in time for Ironman, ENVE unveils SES 7.8 aero wheels

Dubbed its fastest and most advanced wheelset, the 7.8’s front wheel is 72mm deep, 29mm wide external.

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Atomik Carbon expands road line with disc brake models

After making its paved debut with three tubeless-ready carbon clincher wheels with the Aero-U profile, Atomik Carbon now have 38mm and 50mm disc models available.

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ENVE introduces Smart ENVE System 4.5 AR Disc

New carbon disc wheels are aerodynamically claimed to be optimized for use with wider tires.

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Atomik Carbon rolls out premium road wheels

High-end carbon-fiber component manufacturer Atomik Carbon is hitting the pavement with a line of premium road wheels.

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Lightweight Urgestalt road bike review

RoadBikeReview spent time on this breathtaking matte black piece of two-wheeled art. Find out if it was a true masterpiece or not.

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Mavic rolls out its first full carbon clincher road wheels

The aero-enhancing 40mm Cosmic Pro Carbon SL C and lightweight 25mm Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C both boast new construction techniques and claimed best-in-class braking.

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ENVE special edition carbon wheelsets rolling out

In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary in the wheel making business, ENVE is releasing a limited number of special edition wheelsets.

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Nox Composites launches new wide S36R carbon clincher

Best known for its mountain bike products, Nox Composites is getting into the road component game with a sexy looking set of carbon clinchers.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 road gear of the year

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

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ENVE launches disc specific tubular cyclocross wheelset

ENVE has a new top-of-the-line weapon for the cyclocross crowd. The Utah maker of all things carbon has made race-ready ’cross wheels before, but the ENVE CX takes it a step further and is available as a disc-specific tubular only set-up.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Knight’s 35mm carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, Shimano Dura Ace pedals, Bontrager XXX road shoes, and the Polygon Bend CX cyclocross bike are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Round up: Hot wheels and traction-enhancing tires for 2016

No. 1 upgrade for your road bike? Hard to argue with benefits of a new set of high-zoot wheels. Lower rotational weight means a faster you going down the road. Most cost effective upgrade? Hard to argue with new tires.

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ENVE unveils lightweight carbon hub and climbing wheel

Utah’s ENVE Composites has a pair of new high end offerings, including a carbon road hub that won a Eurobike Design and Innovation award and the company’s first ever tubeless ready carbon clincher wheel.

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Vittoria Interbike 2015

Vittoria runs us through the features of the all new Corsa, aka the fastest road tire ever made.

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New PRO road wheels, bars, stems and seatpost

Shimano will always be best known for its drivetrains. But the Japanese cycling giant has also built a considerable presence in the component arena with its PRO line. That line-up expanded once again at the recently wrapped Eurobike trade show.

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Review: Fair Wheel Bikes KinLin XR-22T Aivee wheelset

Fair Wheel bikes has introduced a line of hand-built wheels that at first glance look very impressive. But how did they ride?

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2016 Giant WheelSystems and saddle line-up unveiled

The world’s biggest bike maker is pushing deeper into the wheel and saddle realm with several new 2016 product offerings.

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Review: Tokyowheel Epic 38/50 Carbon Clinchers

Positioned as the best all-around set-up in the Tokyowheel product line, the Epic 38mm front/50mm rear combination is designed to keep weight down, enhance aerodynamic performance, and maintain control in crosswind situations.

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