Disc brakes on road bikes are gaining popularity and gradually we're seeing more choice for aftermarket wheels. There aren't many options if you want a disc-ready thru-axle wheelset that is also tubeless compatible though, but ticking those three boxes are the latest wheels from DT Swiss.
There is a lot of choice in the carbon fibre clincher wheel market, and now you can add Scope Cycling to the shortlist. Scope Cycling are a Dutch brand and they’ve spent the past two years developing their own carbon fibre clincher wheelset, with three models available. They'll cost £1,199 a set.
It might be easy to think that the majority of cycling products these days are churned out by robots or outsourced to maintain profit margins, but as this rather beautiful video from Campagnolo shows, there is still some of the old hand-on approach to manufacturing alive and well in the cycle industry.
Grabbing most attention on Lightweight’s stand at Eurobike recently was the e-bike concept bike that Dave had a look at, but tucked away behind the crowds was a disc brake wheelset and new Smart Wheel with heat sensor technology incorporated into the rim.
Easton Cycling have launched the E100 carbon fibre wheelset with a claimed weight of just 1,050g. The new wheels have been five years in development and the aim was to develop their lightest ever wheelset. They share nothing in common with Easton’s current wheels, everything is brand new.