Lightbicycle are a far eastern company that has been making bike wheels for a considerable length of time. They sent in a set of their Falcon Pro wheels which have a constantly varying cross section for test. These performed very well.
9Velo is a relatively new company based in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen. They are well versed in the manufacture of wheels with a claimed 50 years+ of combined engineering experience within the organisation. These CD55 wheels are the first to feature their new axial freewheel system which has up to 54 teeth of engagement. This is a well engineered wheelset and good value for money.
The Classified Powershift hub came out with lots of hype claiming it would see the end of the front derailleur. This article explores those claims in more detail and highlights some of the technical and commercial hurdles that must be overcome.
This post provided aerodynamic performance data for wheels using disc brakes.
A review of the very affordable $389 ProX carbon bike wheels. These wheels are an ideal entry into the world of carbon or for use as a secondary set of training wheels. They are robust and will take significant abuse. There are some compromises to hit the price point, the main one being the weight.
Introduction Magene are a fairly new entrant into the road bike wheel marketplace but they are well known for their power meter and turbo trainer offerings. Magene also have a large OEM presence. Exar is their wheel specific sub brand. The wheels on test are RB45 Pro rim brake wheels with a Shimano freehub. They…
This buyer’s guide will allow you to make an informed choice about purchasing a set of new racing bicycle wheels. It covers the main points to consider when purchasing from a technical perspective.
This post covers the the technical details of wider tires and rims with regards aerodynamics, rolling resistance and some Noise Vibration and Harshness
The Elite Wheels Drive is a relatively shallow 40mm deep wheel with exceptionally low inertia. This results in fast acceleration and handling. The wheels are exceptionally made and build quality is amongst the best.
Introduction Ascent is a company based in Singapore who make a bicycle parts. A relatively young company, they have been around on the market for a few years. The wheels on tested were their Polaris with DT 180 hubs and carbon spokes. Ascent have stated their rims are made in China by a third party…
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