Category: Wheels

Wheels

Shimano RS61 wheels – First impressions

With the RS10’s on my Kinesis cyclocross bike starting to feel their age and the RS30’s still pressed into regular service on my son’s bike, I needed to find some new cyclocross wheels. I couldn’t find any reason for limiting my search top cyclocross-specific wheels, especially as the Kinesis is not used for huge mileages …

Cyclocross, Tyres

Vittoria Cross XG Pro Folding Tyre – Review

When we bought our Kinesis Crosslight Pro3, we were given a set of used cyclocross tyres to get us on the trails, but it was quickly clear that the bike needed some new tyres. Cyclocross tyres aren’t cheap and there are certainly fewer of the ‘fire sale’ bargains that offer bucket-price road and mountain bike …

Wheels

Shimano RS30 – Budget deep rim wheel set

I met a fellow Malmesbury cyclist after a ride last week and he asked me whether the deep rims on my bike were noticeable, and the honest were that they weren’t. Last year, the Shimano R500 rear wheel on my Cannondale finally gave up after nearly 8 years, which isn’t too bad I guess – …

Wheels

Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres

Ever since I started on mountain bikes, a scary thirty years ago, I have preferred a tyre with a square shoulder. In the early days this was offered by the Specialized Ground Control and that tyre gave me huge confidence… in recent years I’ve dabbled with newer Spesh’ tyres and Continentals, but these Schwalbe Nobby …