What causes tires to absorb more or less of a rider’s energy?
Technical expert Lennard Zinn offers his views regarding carbon fiber longevity and the future of tire tech.
Technical FAQ: Bike geometry, more about high-speed shimmy, and differing experiences with tire plugs
Technical advice about bike geometry, high-speed shimmy, and plugging tubeless tires.
VeloNews technical expert answers questions about the future of tubular tires, and the science behind ‘tank-slappers.’
The VeloNews tech expert offers advice about how to stop ‘tankslappers,’ keep tubulars in place, and more.
Our third Active Pass roundtable features reader questions about tire choice. And, which French rider is best suited to win the 2020 Tour de France? We want your questions, so please submit them at the bottom of the story.
In Tech FAQ, Lennard Zinn and industry pros weigh in on storing tubular tires, peeling carbon wheels, and modifying SRAM hubs for 11-speed
A dermatologist and Redd Foxx weigh in on hypoallergenic chamois pads and three tubular tire makers give thoughts on diluting Aquaseal
From peeling carbon off tubular rims to sealing tires with diluted Aquaseal, Lennard Zinn answers reader questions on cyclocross tech
In Technical FAQ, Lennard Zinn looks at flat-resistant tires, faulty research on chain lube, and more
Lennard Zinn answers questions on sewing pockets into skinsuits, removing tubular glue, and corrective lenses for mountain biking
Lennard Zinn answers more questions on gluing cyclocross tubulars and addresses glue removal from carbon wheels
Lennard Zinn answers questions on Belgian Tape and follows up on Morton's Neuroma
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
Lennard Zinn outlines his process for sealing tubular pinch flats and offers answers on replacing Exalith pads and converting threaded stems
Zinn on mounting ’cross tires with Stu Thorne's Belgian tape, limiting Morton's Neuroma pain, and dangers of running clinchers tubeless
Tech editor Nick Legan answers questions on thin bar tape, bang-for-buck upgrades and tubeless safety
Also: draining water from rims
Also: Reducing tire pressure in the rain and tire pressure warning systems
Also: a follow up on tubulars
Technical FAQ with Lennard Zinn: More feedback on tubulars and tubeless, pedal threads and fork fatigue
Lennard gets more feedback on tubulars v. tubeless, plus answers questions on fork fatigue, inner-tube fatigue, pedal threads and more
A reader asks if a product long used by pros is only now coming to the market, how can it be 'legal' under UCI rules?
Leopard-Trek has announced the signing of Austrian rider Thomas Rohregger, who last rode for Milram.
Dave Brailsford had a full plate in 2010 as he created Great Britain’s first major professional cycling team. After steering the British track team to dominance in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Brailsford turned his attention to the road.
Felt Bicycle is recalling about 1,550 of its 2011 road bikes because the carbon fiber fork on the bikes can break. The F3, F4, F5 and F75 bike models are affected by the recall, which is being conducted with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- 1. Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI, (ESP) Movistar, in 4:21:53
- 2. Juan Jose LOBATO DEL VALLE, (ESP), at s.t.
- 3. Davide APPOLLONIO, (ITA) Team Sky, at s.t.
- 4. Giacomo NIZZOLO, (ITA) Leopard-Trek, at s.t.
- 5. Thierry HUPOND, (FRA) Skil-Shimano, at s.t.
- 1. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, (ESP) Team RadioShack, in 8:51:46
- 2. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto, at 1
- 3. Levi LEIPHEIMER, (USA) Team RadioShack, at 2
- 4. Jerome COPPEL, (FRA) Saur-Sojasun, at 3
- 5. Luis PASAMONTES RODRIGUEZ, (ESP) Movistar, at 8
SRAM adds new color option for its Red groupset
The blogosphere is wondering about another vaunted new team, Leopard-Trek, which up until Monday had not registered a single victory since it debuted at the Tour Down Under just over a month ago.
JAEN, Spain (VN) – A day after losing in a photo-finish, Fran Ventoso (Movistar) got it right to claim victory in Tuesday’s stage 3 at the 57th Ruta del Sol.
Caley Fretz takes a look at Hutchinson's Pro Tour tires — just like Lance used — and examines the benefits of aging tires.
A world renowned procrastinator, Lennard Zinn offers up some cool ideas for last-minute gifts for the bike geeks on your list.
Lennard fields readers' questions and comments regarding recent columns.
Lennard says some folks have hopes that are too high for latex-based tire sealants.
Lennard and readers discuss the care and handling of tubulars at the end of the season and the intricacies of proper gluing methods.
A reader asks if tire sealant is ruining his tubulars, and another asks for a second opinion on a frame stiffness conundrum.
Lennard fields questions on pealing AquaSeal, Campy's electronic group and pricing, clicking Zipps, nitrogen-inflated tires and water-in-the-frame syndrome.
Lennard Zinn guides you through the steps for gluing a ’cross tubular tire so it won’t come off.
Lennard takes questions on rear-wheel spacing, removing a tubular without harming it and mystery noise from a Zipp wheel.
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
Lennard Zinn's readers weigh in on ways to choose, fix and maintain tires and those super-narrow 11-speed chains.
Editor's Note A version of this review first ran in VeloNews.com last December, too late for most cyclocross racers to make tire buying decisions for the race season. Matt has reviewed the information to make sure it is still relevant, and re-written parts. Watch for Matt's review of some new Vittoria cyclocross tubulars soon — and look for the VeloNews issue containing the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Guide on newsstands October 1.
Why does my tubular tire thump near the valve stem? - Feedback
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?
In a recent article you make mention of the fact that you do not use adhesive tapes, like that produced by Tufo, on tubular wheels, preferring instead to use the old system of building up with glue.