Wheels Reviews and News

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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Review: ROL D’Huez wheels

The ROL D’Huez wheels look to be a great value at $800 — and they are very popular with our users. Find out how they performed for us.

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First Look: New Zipp 404 Firestrike and Zipp 202 Disc wheels

The high-end wheel maker lifts the lid on two new hoops that are claimed to be faster, more aero and more stable.

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First Look: Stan’s NoTubes Grail road/cross tubeless wheels

Equally at home racing cross, spinning road miles, or grinding gravel is the marketing spin behind these new do-it-all disc tubeless wheels from Stan’s.

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News: Mavic launches limited edition wheels, bibs, jersey

French wheel and apparel maker celebrating 125 years in the bike business with suite of limited edition products.

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Hot News: Niner reveals carbon ’cross wheels, hints at CX bike

Colorado-based bike maker is jumping head first into the composite hoops market, and has new build kits for its gravel grinder bike.

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Spotted: New feature packed road and ‘cross wheels

DT Swiss, Rolf Prima, American Classic, 3T and Xentis all coming on strong with wheel updates.

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Announced: Shimano unveils new WH-RX830 road disc wheel

Shimano unveiled its WH-RX830 carbon wheelset that not only features disc brake capability, but is tubeless compatible as well. The new wheels on a Shimano’s proven 17mm wide tubeless carbon laminate rims, along with Ultegra level hubs with a CenterLock rotor mount that are both 10 and 11 speed compatible.

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First Look: Velocity wheels targets cyclocrossers with Aileron disc brake wheels

Most exciting for cyclists who ride both mountain and cyclocross is the fact that you can convert the rear from 135mm rear spacing to 142mm to accommodate a rear thru axle—and swap between bikes.

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Review: Oval 733 alloy clincher wheelset

Check out this rock solid, lightweight alloy wheelset that accelerates rapidly and is easy to maintain.

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Reynolds Cycling adds 2014 carbon tubular, tubeless and disc brake wheels for cyclocrossers

At Winter Press Camp, Reynolds Cycling showcased plenty of existing tubular, tubeless and clincher wheels that may appeal to the cyclocrosser.

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Vision Metron 55 wheels, Metron 4D handlebar, stem and seatpost

Check out the new high-end line of Metron carbon wheels from Vision that are available now. Also highlighted here are the Vision Metron 4D carbon handlebar, carbon stem and carbon seatpost.

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Video: The Birth of a Bicycle Rim

Check out this revealing video from wheel maker Velocity USA, which offers a beginning-to-end inside look at how a bicycle rim comes to life at its factory in Jacksonville, Florida. In just 66 seconds, you’ll go from raw extrusion to complete rim ready-to-ship.

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How To: True A Wheel (Video)

Turns out truing wheels is one of those maintenance jobs that is far easier than it sounds. Anyone can have a go at it with a couple of simple tools and some patience. Check out this video to learn more.

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Review: Fairwheel Bikes Lightweight Alloy Clinchers

These lightweight wheels are an affordable alternative to more expensive carbon clinchers from more wheel-known wheel makers. And they work great, too.

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Interbike 2013: Ritchey Shows New Wheels, Bars, Saddle System

Comfort, reliability and ease of maintenance are the hallmarks of three new offerings from the famed California-based component maker.

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Interbike 2013: New Carbon Clincher Wheels From Rolf Prima

Rolf Prima has updated its road wheel line with a pair of new carbon clincher offerings, the 42mm Ares4 and 60mm Ares6.

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Interbike 2013: Mad Fiber Rolls Out Updated Road.2 Wheelset

New for 2013, the Mad Fiber Road.2 wheelset is a complete update to their introductory wheel models. As with its predecessor, the new wheels have 60mm front/66mm rear rim heights, come with no rider weight restrictions, and tip the scales at 1050g (tubular) and 1280g (clincher) per pair.

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Mavic Unveils New Shoes, Pedals, Tubular Wheel

In its continuing push to offer a complete suite of top-end cycling gear, Mavic rolled out a new pedal line and a refined pair of race ready road shoes during the Eurobike trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Reynolds Cycling Company Profile and Tour

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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Paul Lew Explains Reynolds New Carbon 48 Aero Wheels and Performance Updates

Watch this video as Paul Lew, Director of Technolgy and Innovation for Reynolds Cycling, explains the additions and changes of their new carbon wheels for 2014 including the all new Aero 48. Also newly redesigned are the Attack, Assault and Strike wheels.

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Mad Fiber Debuts Revamped Wheelset

The new Road.2 is an update to the Seattle-based company’s introductory wheel models and includes revamped carbon manufacturing concepts and materials. Retail pricing for steel bearing equipped wheels is $2,999, with ceramic bearings pushing the price to $3,199.

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Torture Test For Wheels (Video)

Over the years we’ve seen a lot of ways to torture wheels in the name of testing, but this new device from the folks at Mad Fiber is truly nasty. They call it the Triple Threat. We call it downright mean.

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Mavic Intros CXR 60 C and CXR 60 T Aero Wheels

Mavic is at it again. After debuting its new Cosmic Carbone 40C carbon clinchers earlier in the year, it’s rolling out a 60mm hoop it claims is an aero wheel that’s every bit the wind cheater as rival offerings from the likes of Zipp and Reynolds.

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