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Wheels and Drivetrains

FIRST LOOK: NEW RESERVE WHEELSETS

NEW CARBON MOUNTAIN BIKE WHEELS It is astonishing but amazing what trail mountain bikes are designed to tackle. There can be pretty robust and need to be able to handle a mix of anything that can be thrown at them. From cruising mellow singletrack to crushing boulder-strewn steeps, they deliver a do-everything performance that inspires […]

TEN GREAT CHAIN LUBES FOR YOUR BIKE

CHAIN LUBE BUYER’S GUIDE The best way to get the most out of your chain is to keep it clean and lubricated. Here are ten choices that cover every riding condition and budget: Muc-Off Ludicrous AF Muc-Off has expanded its extraordinarily wide range of chain lubes with what it calls the one for speed freaks. […]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE’S CHAIN

If there is one part on your bike that you really need to pay attention to, it’s your chain. Your bicycle’s chain is the major component of a bike’s transmission that’s responsible for transferring power from your cranks to the rear wheel. With proper care and maintenance, a chain can last a long time. And, […]

FIRST LOOK: FULCRUM RED ZONE CROSS COUNTRY WHEELS

(Press Release) Reactivity and strength are the key words of Fulcrum’s return to the MTB arena. These two concepts have guided the development of the new Red Zone Carbon, a wheel that can handle challenging off-road terrain for demanding riders. Red Zone Carbon is the result of a long research and development process involving all […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: MYNESWEEPERS TIRE INSERT

While up for a visit at one of our favorite bike parks, Brian Parker—owner, rider and guru behind Mynesweepers—got our crew set up with his tire inserts for some testing. The idea came to Parker just a few years back when he kept breaking sets of carbon fiber rims. Parker was determined to develop a […]

FIRST LOOK: STAN’S NEW M-PULSE HUBS

(Press Release) In a world filled with chaos, division, and uncertainty, Stan’s would like you to know we’ve made a really nice set of hubs. Seriously, we went all in on this. Designed and refined over the past two years, the new M-pulse hubs combine quality materials and construction with a smarter engagement system. These […]

Throwback Thursday: 27.5 Plus vs. 27.5

Back in 2016, we compared regular 27.5-inch wheels with 27.5+ wheels, which back then ranged from around 2.75 to 3 inches in width. Nowadays, the differences are not as great as they were before, since the regular 27.5-inch wheels now often come with 27.5 x 2.6-inch tires, offering a compromise between the two choices. Still, for those riders wondering what the best wheel size and tire width might be for them, this is worth reading.

First Look: Spinergy MTX Wheels

Spinergy has introduced a new MTX mountain bike line including the MTXe  – an E-bike specific wheelset. The MTXe was designed from the ground up for the demands placed on wheels by the new generation of power assist bicycles and uses its patented PBO Moto spokes. These larger diameter spokes were developed in a motorcycle […]

Product Launch and Review: WTB CZR I30 Wheels

WTB CZR WHEELS (press release) You may recall the set of WTB CZR i30’s that we had built up custom to Chris King hubs. (see review here) Now, WTB is offering their carbon CZR’s rims completely built-up.  The CZR gravel and mountain options utilize WTB’s unique Solid Strip, which is a durable nylon strip that […]