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The new normal: the current thinking behind wide road wheel design

It was only just a handful of years ago that 15mm was considered an optimal width for everyday road wheels, narrow enough to slice throug...

Reviewed: Irwin Cycling’s medium, deep carbon clincher wheelsets

Irwin Cycling has been manufacturing wheels for a decade, first for other companies, and more recently, under its own name. With wheelset...

Extralite CyberFront and CyberRear SP hub review

Custom wheelbuilders have a great range of high-end hubs at their disposal, but when weight is an important priority, the field narrows c...

Component, accessory highlights from the 2016 Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic isn’t just about bikes; there are heaps of new parts and accessories previewed for the coming season as well. Here’...

Taipei Cycle Show 2016: New tech from Full Speed Ahead, Ritchey, and Rotor

Full Speed Ahead goes modular for new cranksets plus fresh bars, stems, and seatposts The explosion of road bike sub-categories has thoro...

First-look review: Mavic launches new Cosmic Pro Carbon SL-C and Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL-C wheelsets

Last year Mavic celebrated its 125th year in the cycling industry, and this year the yellow cars of Mavic will perform their 40th year of...

Mavic and Enve Composites under same ownership — what it means

Amer Sports, the Finnish parent company of Mavic, Salomon, Suunto, Arc’teryx, and other outdoor brands, announced today that it has purch...

Zipp 30 Course wheelset review

Zipp is well known for its carbon wheelsets however the company has been offering alloy wheelsets in its range since 1999. The 30 Course ...

Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheelset review

Fulcrum is well known for its wide range of road and off-road wheelsets. Now the company is moving forward with wider rims, disc-equipped...

Tubeless tubulars set for road debut at the Spring Classics?

With the European road season just kicking into gear, tech spotters have a lot to look forward to. Over the next few months many new prod...

Wheelworks Maker wheelset review

Wheelworks has been building custom wheelsets for the last nine years and the company recently harnessed all of that experience to design...

Black Inc Black Fifty C wheelset review

Black Inc is a relatively new carbon wheel manufacturer that has the backing and support of some ex-professional riders, including Baden ...

Pro-Lite Bortola A21W and Bracciano A42 wheelsets review

Amongst Pro-Lite’s considerable range of road wheelsets are the Bracciano A42 and Bortola A21W. While the two wheelsets share mid-range p...

The science of wheelbuilding: understanding the importance of spoke tension

There is an art to building a reliable wheel, and while most wheelbuilders are reluctant to share the secrets of their trade, there are s...

Curve 24mm Road Disc Wheelset review

At present, riders looking for a high-end wheelset for a road disc bike must contend with a variety of incompatible standards and a limit...

Zipp Firecrest 202 clincher disc wheelset review

Zipp’s 202 has evolved from a lightweight tubular wheelset to versatile carbon clincher. The company recently released a disc-equipped ve...

Curve 38mm carbon clincher review

Curve is a small wheel brand that is based in Melbourne, Australia. The company started as a collaboration between a couple of riding mat...

Inside small wheel brands

Starting up a small wheel brand appears to be a simple matter for any entrepreneur. After all, there are plenty of manufacturers offering...

How do disc brakes change the design of road bike wheels?

Now that hydraulic disc brakes are available for road bikes and manufacturers are embracing the new format, what will happen to road whee...

Mister Ghibli

The Campagnolo Ghibli has been a set of wheels that have carried many athletes to historic wins. Meet the man affectionately known as ‘Sa...

Soul S4.0 wheelset review

Based in Singapore, Soul is a rider-owned company that concentrates on affordable race-worthy frames and wheelsets. The company offers bo...