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  1. Components, Wrenching
    This new 53/58mm deep rim shape is claimed to simultaneously reduce aerodynamic drag and side force. Zipp is trying to reinvent the wheel - literally. This week the Indianapolis-based wheel maker that's owned by SRAM launched its new Zipp NSW 454 carbon clincher wheels. As this video...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    S36R is a quick way of saying symmetric 36mm rim brake wheel (click to enlarge). While Nox made its name producing rims for the mountain bike market, the brand has recently branched out into the road segment. Its new carbon clincher rims are built specifically for competitive road racing...
  3. Components, Wrenching
    We mounted these wheels on both a Scott Foil aero road test bike, and our personal Parlee Z5 rig (click to enlarge). The Lowdown: 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...
  4. Components, Wrenching
    Our test rig is a Parlee Z5sl with SRAM Red, except for Rival cranks to accommodate a Stages Power Meter and Rotor Q-Ring chainrings (52x36). First, let's get some important details out of the way. Due to limited availability of test wheels, RoadBikeReview was only able to log four rides on...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Author's Note: This is not a full review. Please do not treat it as such. Instead the objective is to illuminate Mavic's claims about its new carbon clincher wheels, and present our very preliminary impressions (aka: one test ride). RoadBikeReview will have these wheels for an additional week...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    Mad Fiber's show piece at Interbike this year was their one off Carbon and Kevlar weaved tubular wheelset. The prototype wheelset is both a practice in materials and aesthetics. Kevlar being lighter than carbon, the mix of Kevlar and Carbon brought the wheels in at at about 10% lighter than...
  7. Components, Wrenching
    MSRP: Front wheel-$1,215. Rear wheel-$1,485. $2,700 for the set. Weight Claimed weight, wheelset without quick releases: 1498 grams. Actual weight: 1535 grams; this included rim strips which likely makes up the 37 gram difference. Front wheel: 680 grams (claimed). 690 grams actual with rim...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    West Jordan, UT - There's generally a fair amount of concern about the safety of carbon clincher wheels failing or "exploding" when braking under extreme conditions. Recently a major Gran Fondo has warned against the use of full carbon clinchers in its event. There has also been recent press...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Jason Schiers showed us what's new from ENVE Composites when we met with him at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Ogden, Utah based company has been busy, releasing two new clinchers this past month, the 3.4 and 6.7 SES wheelsets. The 3.4 Clincher is available now at all ENVE dealers, with the...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    ZIPP'S FIRST FULL-CARBON CLINCHER WHEELSET FEATURES NEW AERO PROFILE AND MATERIAL Speedway, Indiana, U.S.A. - Zipp Speed Weaponry has revealed details of the company's highly anticipated 404 Carbon Clincher, the first deep-profile carbon clincher design to offer the superior aerodynamics, ride...
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