Canadian Cycling Magazine - - RAPID FIRE -

A new set of wheels can have a huge im­prove­ment on a bike. For a en­duro or trail bike, the car­bon 7 Bon­trager Line Pro 30 ($ 1,590, bon­trager.com) can boost per­for­mance at a good price. With the Rapid Drive 108 hub, six pawls have 108 points of en­gage­ment to get the rear wheel spin­ning.

This year, DT Swiss came out with its CR line, for “’cross road.” While the wheels will per­form well in muddy races, they are also ex­cel­lent per­form­ers on gravel rides. The 8 DT Swiss CR 1600 Spline DB ($ 1,070, ogc.ca) is at the top of the line. The hoops have an in­ter­nal width of 22 mm to hold wider clincher tires well.



The re­launch of Shi­mano’s Ul­te­gra group this year also saw the in­tro­duc­tion of the 9 RS770 wheels ($ 1,030, bike. shi­mano.com): car­bon lam­i­nate, tube­less-ready rims that are brought to a stop by ro­tors. The com­pany says it shaved off 60 g from the hubs.


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