If you’ve bought a disc brake bike recently, you’ve probably asked yourself…what disc brake wheels should I get to upgrade at a reasonable price?
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Wheelsets and Tires
After reviewing the best all-around wheels, I’ll tell you which are the top performers and best value for cyclists looking for one do-everything wheelset.
I review carbon clincher climbing bike wheels, explain why they are the right choice for certain riders, and tell you which I like (and don’t) and why.
If you are riding older wheels or ones that came with your bike, you’ll likely want a set of wider upgrade wheels to get better performance and comfort.
How wide should the tires be on your road wheels? Here are my recommendations for the best bike tire and wheel sizes to improve speed, comfort and handling.
If you are a serious regular cyclist, you need to focus on aerodynamics and aero bike wheels, two things that are critical to cycling fast on the flat earth we ride.
Clothing and Accessories
After wearing summer cycling jerseys and bibshorts from ten companies over a lot of hot miles, here are my reviews and rankings of the top performers.
Riding comfortably early and late in the year means you’ll need to wear some of the best spring and fall cycling kit. Here are my recommendations for you.
Your road cycling shoes should give you efficient power transfer, be comfortable and look good. My review of 10 models uncover the best ones for your feet.
Helmets used to just be something your wore, an extension of your kit. Now, the best aero road helmets are performance tools but look like regular helmets.
Groupsets and Components
In this post, I’ll give you my design, product and performance evaluations and my purchase recommendations of the best disc brake components.
For this review, I evaluated the top 2 tiers of mechanical and electronic groupsets from companies that have complete sets – 13 groupsets in all
Power Meters and Computers
The Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT is a clear winner, exploiting the Garmin Edge 520’s shortcomings and matching many of the features where Edge units excel.
Here are my reviews of the Quarq DZero and second generation Watteam Powerbeat power meters after determining whether or not you should buy them
I’ll tell you what I’ve found should matter (and shouldn’t) to enthusiasts choosing between power meters, how I chose from over 20 proven ones and which are the best.
Here’s answers to why road cyclists should use a power meter, how to train with one, when it’s right to get in and whether you need the latest features.
Where to Get Your Cycling Gear
Here are my ratings of online bike stores that serve road cycling enthusiasts based on price, selection, customer satisfaction and support.
More and more serious cyclists are shopping online these days. This post tells you which online bike stores I have found are the best and why.
Paceline riding requires a discipline almost as demanding as synchronized swimming. But you seldom get to practice paceline riding before it’s time to perform and touching wheels can have a far worse outcome than touching arms in a pool.
Here’s a checklist of what you need to have every bike ride, good if riding for a few hours leaving from home, driving to the start, or riding a few days.
It can be daunting for cyclists to pick from all the gear out there. As a passionate evaluator, I offer you some of my favorite “best road bike gear.”
While I started with a set of beliefs about choosing cycling gear shaped by the cycling media and suppliers, here’s 5 big ones I’ve dropped and replaced.
Cycling enthusiasts want to ride faster on our bikes. It’s what makes us who we are. In this post I’ll tell you how the right cycling gear and kit can help you ride faster.
No matter how fast I go on my bike, I want to ride faster. Don’t you? Here are 6 ways to do it without spending anything on new gear.