First-look review: Clément Strada LGG tyres

Clément was once a dominant name in racing tyres but after going into decline during the ’90s, the name has made a resurgence thanks to a recent licensing agreement. The story behind Clément tyres began in France in the late 1800s when Gustave Adolphe Clément-Bayard started manufacturing bicycles and tyres. The brand enjoyed enormous success, …


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”.


Mad Fiber Clincher Review

For a long time now I’ve wanted to review a set of Mad Fiber wheels. I first saw these exotic looking wheels last year on someone’s bike on Beach Road and he was raving on about how using them are practically cheating. Last week I finally got my hands on a set of Mad Fiber …


Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Review

Zipp released the new Firecrest wheels in the middle of last year. What’s new about them? The biggest difference over their previous models is rim shape. These are not just a revamped version of the 404 tubulars. Zipp widened the sidewalls on the Firecrest. As you can see in the illustration below, they are very wide at …


The Practicalities Of Tubulars

Unless you’re new to cycling I think most people know the difference between tubulars and clinchers.  I don’t want to drag you into yet another yawn inducing debate trying to convince you one way or another.   I think this has been point has been beaten to death.  If you’re not familiar with the benefits of …


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