HOT! A26 Alloy Super smooth hubs No deflection under load Strong and reliable Seemingly unlimited rider weight limit Tubeless-compatible CC 56 Carbon Clinchers Pronounced aero advantage Compare favorably to other high-end wheelsets Super smooth hubs No deflection under load Durable and reliable NOT! A26 Alloy Average … [Read more...] about Alto A26 Alloy, CC56 Carbon Clincher Wheelsets
Aero Wheels or Traditional Wheels for a Cross-Country Tour?
Question: I weigh 210 (aiming for a svelte 200 soon) and am dreaming of a cross-country ride in the next few years. What wheels should I use, aero or traditional 32 spokes? -- Stan M. Coach Fred Matheny Replies: Call me an old fogy, but I like traditional three-cross 32-spoke wheels built with sturdy rims, especially for training and long-distance tours like the one … [Read more...] about Aero Wheels or Traditional Wheels for a Cross-Country Tour?
The Physics of Aero Bicycle Wheels
By Bob Howland Air, before passing the front wheel, the bike and the rider, is considered to be flowing in a smooth, layered, laminarcondition. In fact, the air is considered to be a flowing fluid. There are three factors of a moving object that affect that laminar air flow: 1) imperfections of the contact surface; 2) the size of the contact surface area; and 3) the shape of … [Read more...] about The Physics of Aero Bicycle Wheels
Boyd Cycling 60mm Carbon Clincher Wheels
By Paul Smith HOT! High performance wheel Strong Good build quality Impressive value for the money Look great on the bike! NOT! Need to use longer valve stems, extenders causes pump to slip www.boydcycling.com Cost: $1,450 How obtained: review sample RBR advertiser: no Tested: 400+ … [Read more...] about Boyd Cycling 60mm Carbon Clincher Wheels
November Rail 52 Carbon Clincher Wheels
By Paul Smith HOT! Huge value for an all-carbon wheelset Great build quality Good performance - excellent for the price Good handling in higher winds NOT! Faster wheelsets may be available, but not at this price point http://www.novemberbicycles.com/Cost: $1,345How obtained: review sampleRBR sponsor: noTested: 6 weeks Tech & … [Read more...] about November Rail 52 Carbon Clincher Wheels