An Equipment Appetizer – Wheels and Tires

We have yet to spend a significant amount of time at Pavé discussing equipment. Over the next several weeks though, one of the new projects we’ll be unveiling will give everyone reason to get excited about some new (and old) products for the roads we all love to ride.

For now, I thought we would whet your appetites with a series photos courtesy of Jeremy
Dunn and his trip to see the Classics last spring
. While I’m sure you’ve all seen Jeremy’s (including his terrific videos), for me the most poignant might have been those photos of the unsung heroes of the Spring Classics: wheels and tires.

Mundane? Maybe to some. But as anyone who’s ever ridden the pavé and/or dirt and unpaved roads can attest, wheels and tires might be the most critical choices you can make. Besides, I’ve always been a sucker for nice set of handbuilt wheels and some fresh rubber.

So which is your favorite? What’s your choice when things get rough and dirty?

(You know what we mean…)

Share your thoughts below…

About Whit

My experiences might easily fit many cycling fans' definitions of “living the dream.” Since getting hooked on the sport watching Lance Armstrong win the 1993 U.S. Pro Championship, I've raced as an amateur on Belgian cobbles, traveled Europe to help build a European pro team, and piloted that team from Malaysia to Mont Ventoux. As a former assistant director sportif with Mercury-Viatel, I've also seen the less dreamy side of the sport – the side rife with broken contracts, infighting, and positive dope tests. These days, I live with my lovely wife in Pennsylvania and share my experiences and views on the sport at Bicycling Magazine, the Embrocation Cycling Journal, and at my own site, Pavé.
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