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Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 1

For the better part of a week, Interbike is a hustle of bodies moving about, taking quick glances at the latest gadgets of the cycling world and exchanging business cards, and the majority of this happens under great, giant florescent bulbs and artificially cooled air. But for the first two days of the week, the convention attendees head south to Boulder City for the Outdoor Demo. This is what I stumbled upon, during our perusing on first day of the demo days:

All wheels

Tested: Specialized Roval Traverse SL 29

09.04.2014

The Roval Traverse SL 29s are lighter than a set of wagon wheels have a right to be, they don’t feature crazy, proprietary components that require outlandish tools to fix, they stay true surprisingly well, the hub technology is well proven and while the price tag might make you see red, you could easily spend almost twice this much on a set of carbon hoops that aren’t any lighter or appreciably “better” in any concrete way.

Preview: New SRAM Rise 60 wheels

08.21.2014

A wheel designed specifically designed for the mountain biker, the SRAM Rise 60 wheels were engineered to meet the demands that top-end cross-country riders require.

Tested: Stan’s NoTubes ZTR Valor carbon wheels

08.09.2014

Stan’s has been slow to release a carbon rim and jump on the bandwagon with all of the other companies offering carbon. I would venture to guess the company hasn’t felt pressure to do so because its aluminum rims are selling so well. This has put them in a unique situation to take time developing the ZTR Valor carbon rim that utilizes the NoTube’s Bead Socket Technology that has set its wheels apart.

JoyTech serves high-end wheel market with Novatec brand

07.30.2014

Whether or not you are familiar with JoyTech, chances are you've spent some time on their hubs. With a production capacity counted in multi-millions of units per year, this is a company with a serious amount of experience churning out (often rebranded) hubs and wheels. Novatec is a division of JoyTech designed to market and further develop a high performance line of wheels for road and mountain bikes.

Mavic Introduces Crossmax SL Wheel System

07.15.2014

Mavic introduces the light weight Crossmax SL mountain bike wheel system. Made for cross-country riders, racers, and fast trail riders, the Crossmax SL features exclusive Mavic materials and technologies for exceptional light weight with no sacrifice in stiffness, durability, or ride quality.

First Impressions: Roval Traverse Fattie SL

06.18.2014

What do we talk about now that the whole wheel size argument is starting to cool? Screw diameter, let’s talk about width. It seems like everything on bikes is getting wider these days and rims are no exception.

Exclusive: “Blueprint” Video on Trek 148 Boost

06.11.2014

When Trek told us that they were doing 148-millimeter rear axle spacing, our first reaction was to turn our noses up at it. We just figured the whole axle spacing thing out, didn't we? But they swore that it was legit, so we flew out to Waterloo to get the story on Boost 148 to see if this was just a marketing gimmick or the real thing.

Video: Mavic enduro adventure in Southern France

05.30.2014

We recently joined Jerome Clementz and the Mavic crew for a few days of high-alpine adventure in the Maritime Alps of Southern France. This video gives a glimpse of what we got up to.

News: Mavic Introduces New Crossmax XL Wheels

05.19.2014

Mavic has introduced new wheels designed to withstand the rigors of 'enduro-style' adventure riding. We joined them in France for a multi-day test grind.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.11.2014

With its hundreds of booths spread around the Laguna Seca Raceway outside Monterey, California, the Sea Otter Classic is a constant blur of bike bling, and the unofficial start to the North American race season.

News: ENVE Goes Beadless With Its New Wheel Offerings

04.08.2014

Carbon wheels are only as sexy as they are strong. ENVE's new hoops get a boost in brawn.

Chris King Unveils SRAM One-By Hub Option

04.08.2014

Chris King is proud to announce the ISO XD Hub, Chris King’s solution for SRAM’s one-by drivetrains. Our new XD Driveshell combines our legendary in-house made bearings and the unparalleled engagement of our patented RingDrive system in our SRAM one-by compatible Chris King hub. Our new XD Driveshell system allows current Chris King hub owners to easily convert their ISO and ISO DH hubs to a SRAM one-by system.

News: Ibis Introduces Carbon Wheelsets

04.07.2014

Ibis' goes extra-wide with its new carbon hoops.

Reviewed: Wheels

03.24.2014

As part of the 2014 Bible of Bike Tests, we reviewed six of the year's best wheel sets, including DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 29, Specialized Traverse SL 29, Bontrager Rhythm Pro, Industry Nine Torch Trail 24, Mavic Crossmax Enduro, and SRAM Roam 6.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests: “The Slate Reels”

03.20.2014

2014 Bible of Bike Tests: "The Slate Reels". Who thought marking timecodes could be so funny?

2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

03.15.2014

Highlights From The North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Gallery: Tales from the 2014 Taipei International Cycle Show

03.12.2014

The Taipei International Cycle Show is about more than handshakes and the ritual exchange of business cards. It's also about zombie metal and breastfeeding.

Bike Magazine Launches New Bible of Bike Tests Mini Site

01.29.2014

Looking for reviews of the most promising mountain bikes for the 2014 season? Bike magazine's annual Bible of Bike Tests is here at your fingertips, complete with videos of all our 'Roundtable Reels' discussions of 34 of this year's best bikes.

Review: SRAM Roam 60 Wheelset

01.22.2014

Weighing in at 1,600 grams with tape and valves, the Roam 60s are tough enough to endure demented levels of abuse but nearly XC-light, making them suitable for anything from XC to all-mountain daily use.

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