Fulcrum have returned to the mountain bike wheel game, coming in with a focus on low weight and strength. So they look perfect for marathon, cross-country and stage race riders who are looking to add a high-end carbon wheel set to their bike. Of course, matching low weight and strength isn’t always easy, and Fulcrum […]
After a covid induced hiatus from XCM racing, the races are returning in Australia. The longstanding Convict 100 is underway on May 1. We take a look at team rider Justin Morris’ Norco Revolver prepared for race day.
UPDATED! In the middle of 2019 we had an email from The Netherlands asking for the Scope Cycling O2 wheels to be sent back for some hub updates. It was a simple enough request, and the carbon wheels had tyres removed and were boxed up and collected by courier. Something was in the works, but […]
Last November we previewed the build of some Nextie NXT29AS30 rims that would be the new race wheels for MarathonMTB.com Team racer Imogen Smith. Having raced on NoTubes Valor rims for over three seasons, then spent some time on an earlier generation of 30mm Nextie rims, Imogen knew she wanted something wider than the Valors, […]
You may not have heard of EIE Carbon, but chances are you will hear of them more in the future. They make a big range of rims, but what I was looking for in a rim needed to be something that hit the following numbers: internal width of 24-26mm Asymmetric for more even spoke tension […]
Following up from my first look post here , here are my thoughts after nine months with the 1238g Light Bicycle RM29C06 flyweight wheels through an autumn, winter, spring and now into summer at home in Switzerland. In starting to write this review, I first went to look up the origin of a quotation that I felt […]
Here at MarathonMTB.com we have ridden, tested and raced a whole variety of carbon mountain bike wheels over the past few years. From ENVE, to Kappius, NoTubes Valor, TWE, Light Bicycle and Nextie. Don’t miss our first look at the new flyweight RM29C06 rims from Light Bicycle. From pre-built wheels through to custom builds like […]
Carbon wheels are slowly becoming de rigeur for elite endurance mountain biking. The internet, trails and cafes are awash with carbon bike parts. And for good reason – carbon fibre can be used to make stiffer, lighter, stronger and even more comfortable frames, forks, handlebars, stems, seat posts and rims. The returns aren’t as noticeable for […]