Wheels Reviews and News


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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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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