Wheels Reviews and News


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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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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