A new approach to tubeless tires makes the Pro One lighter, faster, and more supple
New training tire is a delicious cocktail of race-bred rubber and burly flat protection
In Technical FAQ, Lennard Zinn explores a reader's custom winter rubber and responds to another's desire to user 26-inch wheels on a 29er
Michelin is absent from the WorldTour peloton in 2013, but in Le Mans auto racing, teams pay to lease the French tire maker's rubber
Michelin is jumping straight onto the 650b/27.5" boat with two of its most popular tread patterns and has a new take on mud tires
Technical writer Lennard Zinn continues to look at wider rims and tires and their grip while cornering
Lennard shows why it’s important to be mindful when cleaning your tires on the run and recommends tires for big guys
Also: Reducing tire pressure in the rain and tire pressure warning systems
Lennard takes questions on electric tire pumps, hanging bikes form hooks and gets more feedback on road tubeless
Caley Fretz takes a look at Hutchinson's Pro Tour tires — just like Lance used — and examines the benefits of aging tires.
Lennard fields readers' questions and comments regarding recent columns.
After a decade of tubeless innovation for mountain bikes the guys at Stan’s notubes turned their attention this year to wheels for road and ‘cross.
Lennard says some folks have hopes that are too high for latex-based tire sealants.
A reader wonders why deep-section carbon rims are so popular in the most non-aerodynamic discipline in cycling.
Lennard and readers discuss the care and handling of tubulars at the end of the season and the intricacies of proper gluing methods.
Lennard Zinn takes a look at some new products for the installation, removal and inflation of tires, plus a quick look at new wheels for wider (read cyclocross) tires, from HED and Mondo.
Lennard Zinn guides you through the steps for gluing a ’cross tubular tire so it won’t come off.
Going tubeless — even on standard rims with non-tubeless tires — is a good alternative to the hassle of tubulars.
A reader wonders whether cyclocross tubulars have an inherent weight limit, or if bigger riders can also take advantage of the benefits of the best tire choice
Lennard takes some more questions about cyclocross brake shudder, tire choice and sealant.
Newly converted to the tubey lifestyle, at least for special occasion rides, Zack Vestal gives the Schwalbe Ultremo HT tires a workout
The UCI updates its cyclocross rules to allow disc brakes, man-made sand pits, bottle hand-ups on hot days. But the organization is now drawing the line on tire width.
Zack Vestal finds the Hutchinson Atom Comp clinchers are a viable option in the lightweight, raceable clincher market.
Lennard Zinn's readers weigh in on ways to choose, fix and maintain tires and those super-narrow 11-speed chains.
How accurate are pump pressure gauges?
VeloNews' Matt Pacocha picks out three solid choices for a broad spectrum of conditions.
Why does my tubular tire thump near the valve stem? - Feedback
Why would changing a tire on a Zipp 530 be so difficult? I beat my fingers and snap tire levers trying to get a tire off.
Steve Dear Steve,
It’s a good question, but one I thought might be best answered by the folks at Zipp.
I have received so much mail about the " tubulars vs. clinchers rolling resistance debate that I could not resist running some of the better ones. The debate may never end, but your letter sure have raised a lot of issues that I’d never considered.
Tubes, tubulars or NoTubes?
I'm currently running Campy 10-speed and am interested in running Hutchinson Tubeless Tires. It appears that the only officially approved system is the Shimano Dura-Ace wheelset, which is obviously not an option for me. My question is will a wheelset with rims that do not have pierced spoke holes on the interior (like the Mavic Ksyrium SL, Campy Shamal Ultra or Fulcrum Racing Zero) suffice and is there anything special that has to be done to make them work?
Questions about fork failure from squirrel collisions, talcum powder and rolling resistance and bottom bracket life spans.
Most of today's column is devoted to a selection of the many, many interesting letters I got in response to my June 26 column, addressing the many factors that add to - or reduce – rolling resistance.
Dear readers,I’ve been wanting to write about rolling resistance for years, and I’ve had ongoing e-mail conversations with a number of you on the subject. Indeed, I’ve built up enough of it to compile a collection of some of the most interesting.Lennard WaterDear Lennard,As I was riding though an unexpected rainstorm, I noticed that, even with the rain, it seemed to take less effort to ride on the wet road than when it is dry (all other things – especially wind and temperature – being constant). I know that there is less friction when it comes time to stop or to turn. Could it be possible
More tire talkDear Lennard,I really enjoyed your recent wet-road tire discussion with Tom Petrie and Alberto De Gioannini. Just the topic I was looking for, but I'm still a little confused. I thought the cord compound made a big difference and it wasn't mentioned at all. I recall racing in the rain in a crit next to a friend who was running cotton-cord sew up tires as opposed to my silks. While we'd been comparable in bike handling otherwise, I found myself nearly sideways in corners while hewent around like on a rail. We'd pumped our tires to comparable pressures.I'm taking a group over for