Gear – Wheels


Reviewed: 29er WTB Vigilante and Trail Boss

Words - Omar Bhimji

You can get the Vigilante in all three sizes but the Trail Boss is 27.5 and 29 only…

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SR Suntour Auron RC2 – Reviewed

Words - Dave Tolnai

Has SR Suntour produced a 160mm fork that can compete with the big two – and save you a wad of cash…

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Industry Nine Wheels Review

Mid-term Review - I9 Wheels

Sure they are pretty, and loud, but can they handle some abuse?

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WTB Frequency Team i25 Rims

Wide, Strong and Tubeless

A solid performer for those who want to run a burlier rim for aggressive riding…

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Easton, Giro, E13 Goods

Furnace Bike

New flat pedal shoes, guidance from Steve Peat, carbon trail wheels and other goodness from Interbike 2012

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Bontrager SE4 Team Issue Tires

Burly Yet Fast Tires in 26 and 29

“A tubeless ready tire that isn’t especially light, but does stand up to a good thrashing…”

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Mavic Crossmax Enduro Wheel-Tire System

Optimized Wheel and Tire Combo

It’s not unusual to see people running different tires at either end – but less spokes in the rear?

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Gear Shots: Maxxis Minion DHR 2

A Sequel That's Actually Better

The DHR 2 looks like it might prove successful at both ends of the bike, just like the venerable DHF…

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Chris King and ENVE for DH and AM

A "He Said, She Said" Review

Wheelsets with stratospheric buy in and a ride experience fit for discerning tastes – if you want ‘em, you want ‘em…

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Review: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35″

Schwalbe's Sticky Meats

“Plenty of grip and predictability in all conditions, from soggy winter riding to loose and punched out late summer laps…”

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2014 SRAM X0 Hubs

First Hubs with the X0 Badge

Lots of engagement points, super light weight, and no oddball proprietary bits…

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The Hive / e*thirteen for 2014

New Wheels, Cranks, Pedals, Guides and Rings

I spent as much time as possible going sideways on the new TRSr line from The Hive…

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Schwalbe Muddy Mary – Gear Shots

A Tire for 90% of Circumstances?

The marketing drivel left me skeptical, but the Muddy Mary is undoubtedly a grip monster…

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Review: Spank Spike Race 28 Evo Rim

Lightweight DH Race Hoops

“The rims deflected off square edge hits rather than absorbing them…”

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Gear Shots #77

Gemini, Spank, and Norco...

Lights, wheels, bars and stems, and a new bike coming into the test garage…

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