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  • Speedcomposites Sinus 2007 wheels (1002 gr) [EN] (28/11/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Nouveautés / News)
    Far away from asiatic plants, Lars Van Beurden owner of Speedcomposites improves again his product for 2007 using Sapim cx-ray spokes as an option on his Sinus tubulars
    wheels.     Lighter and lighter, this wheelset was originnaly destinated for the Cyclo-cross, …
  • Brake pad test presentation 2nd part: Corima (25/11/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Matériel || Stuff)
    The brake pads made by Corima, the french carbon specialist since 1988 are totally different from the Swissstop we could present you two weeks ago (here). Made out of cork, they are called
    ABSolute brake and are very light. They have been specially studied to work with carbon rims and therefore they are far from being aggressive towards black …
  • Fibre-Lyte jockey wheels (13/11/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    This summer we have been happy to test some carbon fibre chainrings made by Fibre-Lyte. This british company has worked on some carbon jockey wheels lately and we are proud to unveil them as
    exclusivity… and already tested! They do not use micro bearings (as others companies do) that could easily fail after some hundreds kilometers but …
  • Industry Nine [en] (07/11/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    IndustryNine is an american company making MTB wheels whose hubs and spokes are very special. The brand debuted last year at the Interbike with wheels realized by bike-geek engineers
    specialized in precision robotics, high-end golf clubs and medicals equipments. This year the range is getting bigger. Photo ©: Pinkbike Beside the …
  • Brake pad test presentation 1st part: Swissstop (04/11/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Matériel || Stuff)
    We could test during this year several brands and kind of brake pads. The using condition were multiples and we then could take conclusions for every pads. Here is the first part of the brake
    pad presentation. In the following articles we will show each rubber particularities, their pros and cons. …
  • Trick for cyclo-cross brakes (02/11/2006 catégorie: « categorie-148519.html »>Bidouilles :))
    The cyclo-cross brakes which use the former cantilver system don’t always have the brake-rim distance properly set. We noticed this imporvement on Bart Wellens bike and so we present
    you this today.   THE PRINCIPLE As main settings, the goal is to lengthen or shorten a cable. This system is usable when you change a wheel (width …
  • Firefox 2 [en] (29/10/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    Today I would like not to speak about bike tech but rather about informatic. Indeed the final version 2 of Firefox the famous internet browser has been released this week and so I strongly
    advise you to install it. The advantages are numerous and it’s much user friendly than the old Microsoft Internet Explorer.In order to bring some arguments, …
  • LOOK Eole wheels (28/10/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    The famous french company called LOOK has worked this year on an wheelset that is an original equipment manufacturer. They will equip their own bikes in 2007.Destinated to medium range bikes,
    the VO2 Eole has been drawn by Pierre-Yves. The hubs bodies are forged then machinned from aluminium 7075T6 to receive straight pull spokes. These hubs …
  • PowerCordz 2007 [en] (26/10/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    The new has fallen, Io DuPont llc. company will make the next year PowerCordz cables Campagnolo compatibles. Campagnolo brake Cordz campain that lasts since earl this summer was successful
    and therefore the cables will be available from the first of Novermber 2006. A new version of the shoulder bolt clasp has been created as well and will …
  • Specialité TA 2007 & M5 2007 [en] (25/10/2006 catégorie:
    Nouveautés / News
    )

    Let’s continue our quest about the new 2007 products. You will be able to find them in a few months to equip your bike: the new Spécialités TA SQUALE chainring and the M5 rim and rear hub.
    SPECIALITES TAPresented lately at the Bikemotion that closed its doors two days ago, this new chainring has a particularity since it doesn’t …
  • M5 2007! (22/10/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    Bram the boss from M5 has got some new products for 2007 and chose to present them at the Bike Motion salon.CranksetThus, I will present the new cranksets that required a lot of work to
    result in a 238gr ultra stiff part!!! 20% lighter than the Clavicula and 10% stiffer too (german TOUR magasine protocol), they will certainly soon be the benchmark …
  • Topolino CARBON CORE 2007 & X-Treme 2007 [en] (18/10/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Nouveautés / News)
    Topolino 2007 New Topolino wheels will be available for 2007, thanks to new hubs, the wheels are lighter, stronger and stiffer. CARBON CORE™ hubs are made out of composites fibers and use
    larger flanges that bring some extra lateral stiffness.The rear hub has an upgraded axle and the rotor has got roller …
  • Parlee Z-Proto [en] (17/10/2006 catégorie: « categorie-88517.html »>Vélos / Bikes)
    Following the exceptionals bikes you could see lately on the website, movrnotashakr has been lucky to see his dream become true some weeks ago with a Parlee entirely custom. A customized and
    hand made paint, high-end components and a good amount of creavity have made the project turn real. Assembled by Fairwheelbikes taking place in Tucson …
  • Corima Aéro, TUNE Mig70, Mag190, Cx-ray [2] en (07/10/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Montages high-tech / High end builts)
    Today, I just finished a build now quite classic and already presented in many different versions on the website. I won’t copy and paste what I’ve written some months earlier, rest assured!So
    here are some words about the wheels. A 24 / 28 built, radial for the front and 3 times crossed for the rear. The weight objective is realized since …
  • Powercordz, 2nd part (01/10/2006 catégorie: « categorie-610870.html »>Matériel || Stuff)
    We first wrote an article about the PowerCordz cables and housings system HERE. That was almost two months ago. Today, we’d like to explain how to install the cables, definitely different
    from the steel ones.Where steel cables simply have to be crushed by the washer, the Cordz™ have two differents installations according to the application: …
  • Zipp 2007, last part (27/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    TANGENTE tiresBeside the dimpled hubs we spoke about in these articles (1, 2, 3 ), Zipp has worked as well on tires which will save from 1 to 3 Watts compared to the faster tires available
    according to their own tests. The clinchers or tubulars come from Vittoria and are based upon the Corsa CX with 290TPI, they are dimpled and their size …
  • Corima 2007 [en] (21/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    The last year, Corima have released two new products. The first one was the Turbospoke wheel and the second was the Aéro rim using a new 12K carbon weave. For 2007, Corima has let the Astana
    riders using wheels spinning on new hubs made out of carbon this time. The fiber is similar to the Aéro rim and so we hope the weight will …
  • Vinokourov’s vuelta bike (21/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-543448.html »>Equipement pro / Pro equipment)
    In order to celebrate the Kazakh racer Alexandre Vinokourov, Astana team has changed the winner’s bike to yellow / gold. The result is surprising and ALFUS could take some interesting
    pictures right there in Spain. The work seems to be done like the last year by Liberty Seguros mechanics now called Astana. …
  • Temple Cycles 5th anniversary bike [fr] (17/09/2006 catégorie:
    Vélos / Bikes
    )

    Cette année, Temple Cycles a travaillé sur deux projets qui seront présentés pour le salon Interbike qui aura lieu à Las Vegas dans quelques jours.Les deux vélos ont nécéssité un travail
    pharaonique et celui présenté dans cet article est très spécial …
  • Temple Cycles 5th anniversary bike (15/09/2006 catégorie:
    Vélos / Bikes
    )

    This year, Temple Cycles has worked on two project that will be presented for the salon of the Interbike taking place in Las Vegas in some days.Both bicycles have required a phenomenal amount
    of work and the one presented in this article is very special since it is the prototype of the Fifth Anniversary Limited Edition that will then introduce …
  • Eurobike 6; FSA, URSUS, American Classic, Reynolds (09/09/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Salons)
    This article is mostly about new wheels.First, we have seen a lot of alloy magnesium rims at the Eurobike. It seems the Magnesium is becoming the new high end material for light rims.FSA
    showed a Mg rim at its stand, the wheelset is called FSA RD-440 Magnesium, the rim is medium depth and is for clincher: Ths hubs are spinning with …
  • Eurobike 5; Fi’zi:k (08/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-226141.html »>Salons)
    Fi’zi:k is going to sell the next year an awesome saddle. It is full carbon, even the rails are made out of the black fiber. It’s called the Arione K:1 that stands for Kaone, a scientific
    name for a type of particle comprised of a variety of elements which principally do not fuse well together. The Arione K:1 is made of hard, brittle …
  • Eurobike 4; DtSwiss, TUNE (06/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-226141.html »>Salons)
    For this fourth article about the Eurobike, we would like to show some new wheels parts and new wheels.Dt SwissA new hub is coming from Dt Swiss. The 240s hubs are already top range this year
    but they’re unfortunately quite heavy compared to some others brands.For 2007, the 190 Ceramic will be available for road and mountain bikes. The front …
  • Eurobike 3; AX-Lightness, THM, Schmolke, BTP, Nokon [fr] (05/09/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Salons)
    AX-Lightness a eu cours un projet pour une nouvelle potence, c’est en réalité encore à l’état de prototype et elle pèse 68gr en 110mm. They changed the decals on the seatposts. La gamme de
    composants couleur argent et les porte bidons sont supprimés à cause de la difficulté …
  • Eurobike 2; Kuota, Xentis, Wave (04/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-226141.html »>Salons)
    For 2007 KUOTA comes with a new superlight frame that weights between 850 and 900gr. It’s called KOM for King of Mountain, it uses a monocoque triangle, different lamination, KUOTA Nano
    Technology carbon fibers and a bottom bracket with an improved section. There is a project on the KREDO to make the SRM powermeter integrated …
  • Eurobike 1; Lightweight (04/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-226141.html »>Salons)
    The first stand we went when arriving at the Messe in Friedrichshafen was the Lightweight stand. We knew that they had some updated wheels and wanted to have a look at them.The high profile
    rims have been enlightened and the wheelsets are now 60gr lighter, furthermore every wheels stiffness is now 14% higher.Lightweight Generation 2 wheels …
  • Eurobike (04/09/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    Eurobike is now finished and we had a great time covering everythings. We took a lot of pictures during 3 to 5 days and we are making the articles to show you the new parts with the details,
    etc… We have some exclusivities that, we hope, you will love 😉 …
  • Litespeed Vortex Compact [en] (19/08/2006 catégorie: « categorie-88517.html »>Vélos / Bikes)
    The Belgian Weight Weenie member Rickyfirst sent us a series of pictures of his new build: a custom made Litespeed Vortex Compact. click on picture to enlarge Frame: Litespeed Vortex Compact,
    custom made Fork: THM Scapula SP …
  • Corima Aéro, Tune Mig45, Mag160, Cx-ray [en] (12/08/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Montages high-tech / High end builts)
    This is a very classy build, very light, and very fast I chose to present you today. Destinated to a light rider, the low spoke number will however be enough. The very light hubs are both
    turning on carbon axles.Front wheel:The TUNE Mig45 front hub ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) requires straight pull spokes and some tips to place them. One have to tap …
  • Scott 2007 [en] (09/08/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    After multiple researches to find some pictures about the new Scott 2007 range, I could finally find some on JulMTB forum. Jeff from Starbike share with us some spy shots of the new Addict
    LTD.The range is changed but the CR1 will still exists and will be cheaper at 1700€ for the frame.The Addict LTD frame is super light with only 790gr …
  • Pinarello 2007 [en] (07/08/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    LJ, a Fairwheelbikes forum moderator gave us a nice 2007 Pinarello insight from the Gran Fondo a few days ago.Thus, the changes on the Paris are all about the colors while the Dogma will be
    equipped with a new fork, will have new and lighter tubes. It will still be made out of Magnesium.The time trial and track bike known as Montello is renewed …
  • Powercordz, 1st part (03/08/2006 catégorie: « categorie-610870.html »>Matériel || Stuff)
    Powercordz is a brand recently created by Io DuPont llc. It’s a bicycle cable system made to replace the old steel cables. Available since 2005, the brand and the cables specifications are
    not that known.The Powercordz cableThe Powercordz are made from Zylon fibers high modulus (PBO : p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoxazole) covered with a slick …
  • M5 and Mig45 hubs, TUNE Skyline KOM (31/07/2006 catégorie:
    Nouveautés / News
    )

    We recently presented you the M5 hub in this new.  The first models have reached the production at the M5 factory and Karbon could already rebuild a Speedcomposites Sinus clincher rim
    with it. The hub change saves 38gr over the built realized by Lars at Speedcomposites. This is the alloy version. We would like to thank pkent …
  • Tour de France, Mavic, Campa 2007, Specialized wheels (29/07/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Nouveautés / News)
    Mavic:Adam Tranter – Fusion-Media.co.uk could take at Morzine some nice pictures of the Mavic carbon wheels we’re intensively talking about since many weeks.Laurent could take a clear picture
    as well and slightly edited it to increase the clearness.Final description is conform to what we announced in the last articles and the wheels should …
  • Mavic Full Carbone 3rd part, Zipp 2007 2nd part, Orbea Orca 2007 2nd part (17/07/2006
    catégorie: Nouveautés / News)

    MavicCofidis team is racing on the Tour de France with very special Mavic wheels, Roues Artisanales could get thanks to a reader a picture of the prototype used by some lucky riders. This
    wheel whose carbon weave is 12K as Corima aéro 2006 is however different of the wheels used by Cofidis using a flatter rim and a 3K carbon weave. …
  • Chorus & Centaur 2007 [en] (16/07/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    We’ve published as exclusivity the first pictures of the 2007 record group in this article.Finally we can show you the pictures of both Centaur and Chorus groupset.Enjoy the
    pictures.CHORUSCrankset: Brakes, D-Skeleton: Shifters, Quick Shift system: Front derailleur, Quick Shift system; CENTAUR Crankset: Brakes, …
  • Mavic Full Carbon, 2nd part (12/07/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    Some days ago, a picture of a rider from Aix en Provence team using the latest Mavic Full Carbone wheels has been plugged in.The doubts regarding the general look and its structure are over
    now, so it’s now possible to show you the pictures of the wheels with no risk. Thanks to an awesome work realized through Photoshop by Skyleth, we will …
  • Tour de France, Phonak [en] (11/07/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
    The components used by professionnals teams during the Tour de France 2006 are mostly exclusive. In this first part, we share with you some pictures of the Phonak team Philippe could take at
    the prologue that took place in Strasbourg.The road bikes equipped with custom wheels based upon Zipp 250, 285 or 360 rims, aerolite spokes and DtSwiss …
  • Zipp 2007, Record 2007 crankset installation guide (06/07/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Nouveautés / News)
    Zipp 2007The Tour de France has begun since a few days and the first new parts could be spotted on the bikes.For example, CSC team has got some new Z serie wheels using the dimpled hub we
    once talked in this article.These hubs will only be used on the Z series wheels since they’re very expensive to make and improve again the aero of the wheels.After …

    • Record 2007 [en] (05/07/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      After a long wait, it seems journalists can finally show the pictures of the latest Record groupset. Improvements have already be revealed through the Veloce groupset a few days ago so
      you will be happy to see the brakes, the front derailleur and the shifters I think. The crankset is very nice even if the decals/logos cannot be beautiful for …
    • Crossmax 2007 [en] (27/06/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      The latest Mavic Crossmax SLR have been seen on a picture of the website Canadiancyclist. The look is almost similar to the road wheels known as Ksyrium ES. A red hub with a black rim
      and black spokes. We don’t have more informations at the moment but it seems there aren’t a lot of improvement here… We hope to be able to tell you more in …
    • Mavic Full Carbon [en] (25/06/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      One of our most faithful reader made for Roues Artisanales a drawing of the new Mavic wheel we should see in a few days. A Lightweight challenger, we hope they’ll be cheaper than them
      to compete them! …
    • Orbea Orca 2007, Zipp new hubs, Zero Gravity (24/06/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Nouveautés / News)
      Orbea 2007The new Orbea Orca that will be available the next year has got smoother but also bulkier lines than the current model. It should be stiffer as well. Foromtb.com was nice to
      share with us the picture. Zipp 2007Zipp will use dimpled new hubs for its next wheel line. Phonak and CSC top riders already sometimes use them in good conditions. …
    • Mavic new wheel. (22/06/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      We’ve been told Mavic was going to release a brand new wheel for the incoming Tour de France.Made in collaboration with one of the most famous wheelbuilder, the wheelset should be
      between 980 and 1280gr. The rim height is close to 45mm while Kevlar spokes are either paired either traditionnaly laced on the testing wheels. The front wheel has …
    • M2Racer to close doors (19/06/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      M2 Racer, the manufacturer of many high end and low weight products, shared this sad news with us. The company will stop its activities at the end of the month! The Official
      announcement: In the past few weeks, M2RACER’s supply of high modulus prepreg carbon fiber has been shut off due to the heavy worldwide military and aerospace …
    • Tuned precision Billet derailleur (18/06/2006 catégorie:
      Bidouilles :)
      )

      Today I’d like to present you a Precision Billet rear derailleur tuned by hand by Alex and presented on Fairwheelbikes forum. The work he has done is simply awesome. He made the carbon
      fiber parts while laminating together various carbon cut-offs to get the right thickness, he milled, filed, drilled the parts to obtain almost the exact …
    • Fibre-Lyte carbon chainrings, 2nd part (16/06/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Matériel || Stuff)
      Fibre-Lyte carbon chainrings Roues Artisanales got from Fairwheelbikes have been used for a bit more than 35h meaning approximately 1200kmn, races included (from national to 1.2 level)
      mainly on the big ring. First observation; the wear isn’t visible and the teeth are still in excellent shape. Contrary to what I told in this first article, …
    • TIME 2007 [en] (13/06/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      During the TIME Megève this week-end, Etienne have been able to take some shots of the 2007 TIME news stuffs. Many new colors and new products as well are shown. The VXRS Ulteam world’s
      champion paint The VXR  The VXS The EDGE and the EDGE First The Edge will be sold as a frame+saddle post+stem module and …
    • TUNE Mag140, firsts pictures (05/06/2006 catégorie:
      Nouveautés / News
      )

      Since several years thanks to the new materials and new technologies development, bike parts weights are constantly decreasing. As presented in these two previous articles (1, 2) the
      lightest rear hub isn’t heavier than 150gr. Roues Artisanales could get some close shots of them thanks to Flyingball and pkent. This hub will be challenged earl …
    • Shimano XTR 2007, 4rd part (01/06/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      Shimano XTR 2007 group is finally fully revealed today the first of June thanks to Shimano Europe: Here are the official pictures of the crankset and the front derailleur: …
    • Campagnolo 2007, 4th part; firsts pictures (31/05/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Nouveautés / News)
      Procycling.be could get some pictures of the new Ultra Torque system Campagnolo will use for its line next year. Have a look at the pictures, they deserve it:Mirage crankset: Previous
      Roues Artisanales articles dealing with the same subject: 1, 2, 3 …
    • Shimano Linder 11s (30/05/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      Anton could take some interesting pictures on the Jan Ullrich conference presenting his new bike line.It seems I’m the only one being surprised to see a 11 speeds setup on the pictures.
      Not really much informations, actually almost no information about it but we can clearly see Linder rear derailleur, shifter and cassette. I’d like to say …
    • Shimano XTR 2007, 3rd part (26/05/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      Again in advance over the officials informations, the firsts pictures of the Shimano XTR 2007 crankset and front derailleur can be found on internet.New crankset: Front Derailleur
      Source: Mountainbike.dePrevious Roues Artisanales articles: 1, 2, 3, 4 …
    • Fibre-Lyte carbon chainrings, 1st test (24/05/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Matériel || Stuff)
      Today was the first ride with the Fibre-Lyte carbon chainrings Roues Artisanales could get thanks to Fairwheelbikes. A short and slow 2 hours recovery ride with a brand new Campagnolo
      Record CR 5.9mm wide chain and a cheap new Miche 10s cassette used on training wheels.Here is the bike they’re tested out on, the only difference with today …
    • 850gr Lemond bike (21/05/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      American Tour de France winner’s brand will be renewed in 2007 to add a new frame, the Lemond Triomphe will be available as two versions. The first one will be 950gr while the Ultimate
      second one will be 850gr with paint. You can have more details in this pdf file. …
    • Campagnolo 2007, 3rd part (14/05/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      It seems we were right when we published the first rumors about Campagnolo 2007 new cranksets/bottom brackets (HERE).The latest news are coming from Fairwheelbikes forum where we can
      find interesting pictures: NexusHeli, manufacturer…
    • Campagnolo 2007, 3rd part (14/05/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      It seems we were right when we published the first rumors about Campagnolo 2007 new cranksets/bottom brackets (HERE).The latest news are coming from Fairwheelbikes forum where we can
      find interesting pictures: NexusHeli, manufacturer and member on the forum tells us the specifications of this new crankset/bottom bundle Ultra torque design:    …
    • Pit Stop Update (13/05/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      We finally received a few Vittoria Pit Stop tubular puncture repair cartridges. Like you we were eager to find out how convenient it would be to take it with you on a ride. We are happy
      to report that a single cartridge is only 15.6cm X 3.5cm (6.14″ X 1.38″) and weighs 76g. It easily fits in your jersey pocket. Carrying two with …
    • Fibre-Lyte carbon chainrings, presentation (13/05/2006 « categorieArticle »>catégorie: Matériel || Stuff)
      Fibre lyte company specialized in motorcycle parts, model parts, industrial components, housings for electronic or race cars parts also do full carbon chainrings for bikes.Originally,
      managing director Martin Hansell started making chainrings from carbon fibre as he and his brother were time trial riders. They even realized a carbon monocoque …
    • M²racer QR upgraded (11/05/2006 catégorie: « categorie-146171.html »>Nouveautés / News)
      m²racer world’s lightest quick releases have been recently updated to increase the length of life of the product. The contact flanges are now much larger. Large enough that the skewers
      can now accomodate springs on them, which are now included. They also change the machining on the groove for the cam, it is larger than before. Weight …
 
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