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    Editor's note: This press release is brought to you by Stan's NoTubes 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...
  2. News & Reviews
    So you've just bought your first mountain bike and are hooked on the sport. Like many riders, you may have the urge to upgrade accessories and components. As you're probably well aware, mountain biking can be an expensive sport, but it doesn't always have to be. A few key upgrades have an...
  3. Wheels and Tires
    Anyone done so? An example being going from 2.6 to 2.3 — or perhaps even more drastic. I've had other discussions around this and just got a "narrower" tire / rim bike in a Cannondale Trail SE 2 2021. I've spent a little time on wider tires, so I'm getting used to this. For context, I'm mainly...
  4. Wheels and Tires
    This is a long shot, I know. I’ve searched the interwebs to no avail, so I’ve come for help. A friend of mine from years ago had the coolest rims I’ve ever seen. They were black with a collage of pin up girls, skulls, and other miscellaneous images, in red, all over them. This was about 10 years...
  5. Wheels and Tires
    Hi everyone I have the fuel EX 5 2021 still with standard rims and hubs and was wanting to put some hope hubs on to match my new hope brakes however I’m not sure which to get or how I would find out. Can anyone help please?? thanks
  6. News & Reviews
    The tubeless experts at Stan's NoTubes are rolling out updated aluminum wheelsets with wider, asymmetric rim profiles and update hubs. These updates are found in the Crest, Arch, and Flow MK4 and S2 series rims and wheelsets. We are still waiting for more information from Stan's on MK4 complete...
  7. News & Reviews
    Reserve, the wheel company created by Santa Cruz Bikes in 2017, is now a stand-alone brand with wheels designed for mountain, gravel, and road. Its latest wheel is designed to cover a wide swath of the mountain bike market, being suitable for everything from down-country to all-mountain riding...
  8. Wheels and Tires
    Currently have DT Swiss 1700 rims w 350 hubs (w 54t ratchet kit). Ride mostly intermediate level singletrack with a decent amount of rocks typical in the Northeast. Take it to the bike park a few times a year (Mountain Creek, Thunder, etc) where I ride blue/black flow trails with some...
  9. Wheels and Tires
    I'm considering a new wheel build. How will a hub with a high P.O.E. affect suspension? I'm primarily riding slow New England tech trails and while the high P.O.E. hubs will certainly translate to more power transfer when I'm ratcheting the pedals on the tech flats and climbs, I don't want to...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    I'm considering a new wheel build. How will a hub with a high P.O.E. affect suspension? I'm primarily riding slow New England tech trails and while the high P.O.E. hubs will certainly translate to more power transfer when I'm ratcheting the pedals on the tech flats and climbs, I don't want to...
  11. Misc Components
    Snēk Cycling Launches the Lifeboat Tire Lever After a super successful Kickstarter campaign, Jonny and the team over at Snēk are officially launching the Lifeboat lever. The lever is part metalcore tire lever, valve core remover, bottle opener and 100% made in the USA the Lifeboat lever is...
  12. General Discussion
    Ibis has a very successful wheelset product with the wide 942 wheelset with 35mm internal width launched a few years ago. It was what the industry pursued at the time, wide rims to isolate sidewall support from air pressure. But the wheels where a bit stiff for some tastes and they were a bit...
  13. General Discussion
    What is it? In our stable, one of our favorite wheelsets in the last few years is a Bontrager Kovee XXX 29er wheelset that is about three years old. It's been the workhorse wheelset for exotic rigs and rough and tumble road trips. It hasn't broken, hasn't gone out of true and rarely leaks air...
  14. 29er Bikes
    What is it PUB Wheels are the newest offering from The House (also known for Framed Bikes). PUB offers high-end, budget friendly wheels. Mtbr tested their 934 XC race wheelset. Pros Priced at $1000 Weigh 1550 grams taped w/ XD driver 28mm inner and 34mm outer rim widths Dependable parts...
  15. Misc Components
    That's Pub's Blake Coderre holding down the fort at Sea Otter. They have a ton of carbon wheel options. We've already covered a ton of new products from this year's Sea Otter Classic, including everything from a one-piece carbon wheel, to a new tire insert, real time tire pressure gauge, a...
  16. General Discussion
    Astral, U.S. manufacturer of high-end rims, has announced the launch of complete wheelsets. Astral debuted in 2017 as the second brand of Oregon-based Rolf Prima, offering rims for traditionally laced wheels. Astral rims are drilled for standard lacing with profiles based on Rolf Prima designs...
  17. 29er Bikes
    What is it A highly versatile wheelset; FSA Afterburner components are at home in the park, on the trail and racing cross-country. For 2018 the Afterburner wheelset received a makeover with wider rims and boost spacing being the most notable. Coming in at a reasonable $629 and weighing in at...
  18. 27.5
    What is it Stan's NoTubes Baron is a plus size wheelset that aims to improve tire performance and decrease rotational weight. The Baron uses all of Stan's newest tech and can add a little extra to your plus riding experience. Pros Reasonable price Low weight Wide rim width Easy to spin...
  19. General Discussion
    Revin is meticulous about all the details of the build, including the packaging and delivery to the customer. What is it Our friends at JensonUSA piqued our interest with a new line of components that they're launching, Revin Cycling. Long impressed by their execution and commitment to quality...
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