carbon wheels

Where is the value in a carbon wheelset?

For some riders, especially racers, the allure of carbon wheels is almost irresistible. Professional riders race on them all the time and results from wind tunnel testing tend to promise significant time and power savings. But does that mean a carbon wheelset is good value for money? Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom had a look …


Curve Cycling G4 55/70mm carbon clincher review

Curve Cycling recently unveiled the fourth generation of its carbon rims. The new G4 hoops offer some nice updates, such as a wider rim bed, but it’s a change in materials and production processes that really count as major improvements. Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom spent a few weeks riding a bespoke wheelset utilising 55mm …


Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9150 – Everything to know

Three years. That’s the approximate shelf life of a major-brand product in the bicycle industry. Whether it’s a carbon frame or an entire groupset, it has proven to be a consistent number. And that number has been overdue for the market leader, with Shimano finally unveiling its much-rumored Dura-Ace 9100 mechanical and Dura-Ace Di2 9150 groupsets. While those …


Zipp Firecrest 202 Clincher Review

Zipp introduced their Firecrest shape a few years ago while developing full carbon clinchers and have slowly been updating their entire wheel range with the new design. The company’s 202 wheels are the last to receive the Firecrest facelift and they are being marketed as a “do-it-all classic wheelset”.


Interbike Day 2 | Wheels

There are hundreds of wheels on display at Interbike this year. More manufacturers are now offering full carbon clinchers, wider rims, and many have updated their hubs to accommodate Shimano’s new 11-speed cassette.


Corima Aero Plus Wheelset Review

This wheelset ticks all the boxes: full carbon clincher or tubular rims, low count j-bend spokes, a choice of Shimano or Campagnolo freehubs, and a stunning carbon weave. So how do they ride?


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