Zipp Firecrest 202 Clincher Review
April 22, 2013
Zipp introduced their Firecrest shape a few years ago while developing full carbon clinchers and have slowly been updating their entire wheel range with the new design. The company’s 202 wheels are the last to receive the Firecrest facelift and they are being marketed as a “do-it-all classic wheelset”.
SMART ENVE 3.4 Tubular Review
October 25, 2012
Enve have done away with their traditional aerodynamic rim profile for a new design that reduces aerodynamic drag with gresater stability in the wind. Buyers also have a choice of hubs, allowing them to tailor this new wheelset according to their needs and tastes, but this is far from a budget wheelset.
HED Jet 6 FR Wheel Review
September 23, 2011
A few weeks ago I was introduced to a gentleman named Brent Dawson through one of my teammates. Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s Brent was pro cyclist, Junior World Teams Pursuit Champion and Elite Australian Criterium champion. He’s still a gun rider in his own right, but his main business now is […]
Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Review
February 14, 2011
Zipp released the new Firecrest wheels in the middle of last year. What’s new about them? The biggest difference over their previous models is rim shape. These are not just a revamped version of the 404 tubulars. Zipp widened the sidewalls on the Firecrest. As you can see in the illustration below, they are very wide at […]
Better Braking Performance In The Wet
March 3, 2009
The job I most admire in the pro peloton are the mechanics. They have the toughest job by a long shot and have heaps of ingenious tricks to get the most out of their gear. Check this out: Barloworld mechanics hand-etched the sidewalls of these Mavic R-SYS wheels to get better braking performance in the wet […]