Lately it got me thinking that there are quite likely a metric ton of old 29″er wheels out there that have great possibilities for modern gravel bike use.
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My initial impressions were of a laterally stiff wheel with high spoke tension and so the forward drive under prodding was exceptional. They really scoot. I also felt that they were a firm riding wheel and I think that is accurate, but they are not harsh.
Many bikes are coming out as “dual wheel size” compatible rigs, and if you wanted the 650B wheels, (or the other way around if the new bike was set up with 650B), this option would be high on my list. It provides a solid performing package at a good value. Besides going around and holding up your tires, what more do we really need?
Okay, so PBO spokes, aluminum rims… how does that work? It actually works out really well. I think the common thought most folks might have is that if the spokes are not steel, then they must be flexy. Well, that just isn’t the case here.
Spinergy GX Wheels: Getting Rolling – by Guitar Ted Do you remember Spinergy wheels? If you do, you may be thinking of those old mid-90’s 8 spoke, wide bladed, wild looking carbon wheels for road and mountain bikes. They certainly were wheels that, for their day, were on the cutting edge. You also may remember […]
Easton EA70 AX Disc Wheels: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted The last we heard about the Easton EA70 AX wheels was back when we had copious amounts of snow blanketing the roads of the Mid-West where I live. Thankfully Spring has arrived and the riding has been happening in earnest. Throughout the “transition season” the Easton […]
So far the wheels have felt snappy and solid. From coast to drive, these wheels show a rapid engagement, so if that is important to you, that is good. I have noticed a bit more ‘pop’ forward over the wheels I typically run, a set of FSA MTB wheels from a few years ago.
Easton EA70 AX Disc Wheels: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted The wheels for a bicycle are something that is one of my personal favorite things to nerd out on. We have had the luxury here at RidingGravel.com to have had a good amount of wheels come through to be reviewed. I know that many of […]
Enve G23 Wheels: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted Wheels make the bicycle go and great wheels make that experience a lot better for any rider. There is no question that the Enve G23 wheels are helping make cycling a greater experience, or that they are enhancing performance. They do that in spades. You can […]
Enve G23 Wheels: Checkpoint by Guitar Ted The Enve G23 wheels have been set up with tires and installed on my Black Mountain Cycles MCD model bike. They have been ridden all over here. In this post, I will update my previous “Getting Rolling” introduction with some ride performance info and my impressions so far […]