Wheels Reviews and News


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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Mavic launches new disc wheel, carbon wheel, and more

Famed French company trying to change perceptions with slew of new product geared toward riding the road less traveled.

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Zipp unveils 30 Course tubeless-ready alloy wheelset

New disc-only, aluminum hoops from well-regarded wheel maker aimed at gravel, adventure and cyclocross riders. Come in clincher and tubular models.

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Five eBike innovations that could change cycling

There are plenty of people who turn a nose up at the simple thought of eBikes, but some of the new technology has the potential to make riding bikes greener, cheaper, and easier.

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Zipp unveils thru-axle compatible 202 and 303 wheels

New wheels retain same rim shape as in the past, but now utilize new Zipp 77/177D hubset, which is claimed to improve stiffness, durability, simplicity and versatility.

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Shimano adds entry-level 11-speed wheel to lineup

New hoops use cup-and-cone bearing system, weigh 2,024 grams, and retail for $400.

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ENVE launches new Smart ENVE System 4.5 wheelset

Race-ready wheels come in clincher and tubular versions, and features what ENVE claims is a new drag reducing shape, the increases acceleration, cornering control, and impact resistance.

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Reynolds unveils all-terrain road disc brake wheelset

Wide-profile carbon fiber rims allow for wider tires and improved durability.

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Interview: Boyd Cycling founder Boyd Johnson

Competing against the big boys isn’t easy. Economies of scale, massive marketing budgets, and brand recognition can conspire to keep the little guy down. But Boyd Cycling claims its high-end road wheels are on par with top shelf products from the larger manufacturers. Company founder Boyd Johnson explains why.

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First Look: Ridley Noah SL carbon race bike, X-Night SL cross bike and 4ZA carbon wheels

Some highlights from Belgian brand Ridley for 2015 and 2016 including the Ridley SL carbon race bike, the X-Night SL cross bike and carbon wheels from 4ZA.

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Tubeless-ready Hunt Bike Wheels set to launch

UK-based company will focus on tubeless-ready road wheels and sell its products worldwide.

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Review: Specialized Roval Rapide CLX 40 Disc Tubulars

Race ready disc-compatible carbon tubular wheels from Specialized deliver top flight performance and durability.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for road, gravel, cyclcocross, cross country, enduro and just about everything in between.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

Coming soon reviews on Bontrager shoes, American Classic wheels, SRAM CX1, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and more.

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Video: Campagnolo’s famed Mr. Ghibli at work

See where old-world craftsmanship and high-tech engineering collide. Follow master craftsman “Mr. Ghibli” as he constructs one of Campagnolo’s most famous wheels.

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Hot Wheels: 6 new road wheels that reveal top trends

Three words sum up the current direction of road bike wheel technology: wide, tubeless, disc. Nearly every wheel maker is showing off new wares that piggyback the growing trend toward disc-equipped go-anywhere road bikes.

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Interbike: American Classic goes tubeless with Sprint 350 wheels

Yet another sign that tubeless road wheels are here to stay.

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Eurobike: Easton unveils lightweight E100 tubulars with carbon spokes

These new super wheels weigh a miniscule 1050 grams and are claimed to be easier to repair than other similar lightweight composite wheel offerings. MSRP is $3800.

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Eurobike: Reynolds launches road tubeless, expands line

Utah-based wheel maker is fully on board with new technologies currently sweeping through the cycling industry.

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Mavic celebrates 125th anniversary with custom bike project

Check our massive photo gallery of bikes Mavic commissioned from Lynskey, Ritte, Argonaut, Independent Fabrications, Mosaic, and Seven to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This bevy of black and yellow beauties will have you salivating.

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Contest: Mavic Limited Edition Ksyrium 125 Wheel-Tire System

Mavic is giving away a set of their all new Limited Edition Ksyrium 125 Wheel-Tire System! For your chance to win just enter your name and email. Good luck!

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