Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your bike wheel needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Major Wheel Manufacturers

  • Mavic: one of the leaders in the cycling industry. You see their wheels everywhere people are riding competitively.
  • Shimano: the other major player in the cycling equipment industry. They don't just make fishing reels.
  • SRAM: relatively new to the bike wheels industry. They're known for innovation and performance and shaking things up.
  • Easton: very focused on their triathlon wheelsets.
  • Zipp: very fast and expensive wheels. Experts in aerodynamics and carbon rims.
  • Fulcrum Racing: Campagnolo spin off to compete with Mavic. They've got a very competitive line of wheels geared mainly towards racing.

Wheel Building

  • Sheldon Brown: Even in death, Sheldon Brown still stands tall as one of the best Internet resources when it comes to wheelbuilding. Go do a deep dive on his site, exploring the intricacies and joys of wheelbuilding. We'll wait for you.
  • Master Wheelbuilding Resources: watch and learn from an expert wheel builder. Watching Bill Mould saved me several hours of headaches when trying to build my own wheels. Very patient, and clear teacher.
  • The Bicycle Wheel 3rd Edition Resources
    : an engineer's wheel book. Jobst Brandt provides a good book to learn and refer to, backed by engineering data.

Forums

  • RoadBikeReview.com: great resource for road bike reviews and opinionated discussion
  • MTBR.com: the top forum for mountain bike related discusions. Very active.
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