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WHEELS AND RUBBER


Moore Large


4ZA OFFERS the light, fast and aero profile rim-sporting 4ZA Cirrus, while the 4ZA Cirrus Pro wheels combine all of 4ZA’s carbon fibre know-how. Prices range from £219.99 to £1189.99. Kenda makes quality


tyres and tubes for mountain XC, downhill, BMX, road racing, cyclocross and commuter bicycles. New MTB tyres include the all-rounder Honey Badger and 24 Seven, a super low profile


Raleigh


RALEIGH OFFERS a wide range of tyres and tubes that not only includes its own brand of Raleigh tyres and tube – offering everything from road and hybrid product through to MTB – but it also distributes Schwalbe tyres and tubes and Michelin tyres and tubes and boasts a long-established wheel building facility based on-site in Nottinghamshire. The offerings include new Tru build


wheels, available in 26 and 29-inch iterations. Both are built using a Mach1


Silverfish


2014 SEES the arrival of new Race Face Turbine wheelset (£429). This no- nonsense offering features bladed spokes and a lightweight stiff rim, perfect for the needs of trail and enduro riders. E*thirteen entered the wheel market a few short seasons ago and for 2014 sees availability in either LG1+ for DH or TRS+ and TRSR for trail/enduro riders. Also joining the range for 2014 are the new TRS-R enduro race wheels which like the TRS+ wheels feature a 28mm wide,


Zipp


ZIPP HAS been building all Firecrest Carbon Clincher and Tubular rim-brake wheelsets, as well as the 202 Tubular wheelset, using the latest iteration of its 188 rear hub, the V9, and a more effective spoke-lacing pattern. The refinements see improved stiffness and durability along with aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability. Mark Cavendish received early hub prototypes in January and logged 13,000 km on continually refined variants, including his stage victories at the Giro and Le Tour.


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tread for minimal weight and low rolling resistance. For the road there’s Kriterium and the Kountach. ML also offers the equivalent sized boxed tube free with every tyre purchased from the Kenda basics range until the end of 2013. American Classic offers a wide range of wheels for


road, MTB and downhill. All mountain bike wheels are available in 26, 650B and 29 sizes. Lighter spokes were


specifically designed for this hand-built


wheel system retailing at £699.99. sales@moorelarge.co.uk


Paligap


FFWD IS re-launching the F4R FCC with the DARC (Double Arc profile) seen last year on the tubular version. Also new are the four spoke carbon track wheels and a new affordable all-aluminium road set. Road disc wheels also join the range. Ritchey is launching the WCS Zeta II aluminium road wheelset – a wider, tubeless ready offset aluminium rim built with DT spokes onto new Phantom Flange hubs. WCS


Schwalbe


SCHWALBE INFLATES each tube at its factory and then stores them under pressure for 24 hours in order to test air retention. The brand uses a high elasticity and quality material in its tubes to allow for many tyre sizes to be covered. There are three tyres for winter road


Neuro double wall disc rim, black spokes and a six bolt quick release disc hub. www.raleigh.co.uk


20mm deep rim but this time are laced to a carbon centred hub. Formula entered the wheel market in


2013. With everything from carbon fibre rimmed XC race hoops through to all-MTB and road disc wheels available, Formula boasts precision machined hubs and lightweight rims, with wheels that are laced together to construct a high performance range of Volo wheels ready for your disc rotors to be bolted to. 01752 843882


training – the Durano for high mileage and the Durano S which boasts a dynamic slick profile and lots of colour variants. The Durano S is less durable than the Durano, but lighter with lower rolling resistance. The Durano Plus provides maximum puncture protection for race


Tiger Cycles


THE ALL-NEW Tiger Tyre is here. Following the success of the budget range of tyres launched by Tiger Cycles two years ago, the Lockerbie-based bikes and accessories distributor has now launched a complete


Zyro


Zipp is available from Fisher Outdoor Leisure. 01727 798345


PANARACER’S TOUR Guard Plus (£29.99) is ideal for urban and semi-urban commuting and touring. The Tour Guard (£24.99) is aimed at urban/semi-urban commuting and touring cyclists while the Tour (£14.99) is an all-round riding/commuting tyre. If you’re after fast commuting or touring, Panaracer’s RiBMO comes in from £29.99 to £34.99. Meanwhile the Trailraker (£24.99) is ideal for soft muddy conditions. Zyro also supplies Michelin, including the PRO 4 Endurance (£37.99) for riders


Trail wheels continue Ritchey’s move into the trail/enduro sector, and 27.5 and 29- inch versions are available. No Tubes has an expanded range of wheels, covering XC, trail, enduro, DH, CX and road. Powertap wheels now start at £900 for G3 hubs built onto alu rims. Carbon rims builds are also available. Challenge’s has road


tyres at all levels as well as specific track and


tri tyres plus the MTB One tubular. 01454 313116


machines. It features a SmartGuard belt for


effective protection against penetration punctures. Nevertheless it has a level of protection unparalleled in racing cycle tyres. Schwalbe is available to the trade through a number of distributors. Via various distributors.


new range of Tiger branded budget priced tyres, available in all sizes from 12- inch to


700c and priced


from a very reasonable £1.99. For full details on tyres and rest of their parts and accessories range go to www.tigercycles.com or call 01683 220837


seeking both endurance and durability. Easton has upgraded its robust EA90


SL wheels, with a wider, 17.5-millimetre (internal) rim width. Available in the New Year is the EC90 AERO55 Tubular (£799.99/£1039.99 to £999.99


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