Under Test: SRAM Guide Disc Brakes

At first glance, SRAM’s new Guide family of disc brakes appear similar to past offerings from Avid (Juicy levers, Elixir Trail calipers). But SRAM didn’t simply recycle old technology. The Guide brakes represent a clean slate, with the goal of offering the perfect combination of reliability and control. The top-of-the-line RSC model features the company’s new SwingLink technology, along with tool-free reach and pad contact adjustment.

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Under Test: HED Ardennes Plus LT Wheelset

HED Ardennes Plus LT

Last spring, we reviewed Kirk Pacenti’s SL23mm rims, and the 24mm-wide rims quickly became some of our favorites. This season, we’ve gone even wider, logging miles on the 25mm-wide Ardennes Plus LT wheelset from HED Cycling. The tubeless-compatible LTs roll on the company’s 11-speed-compatible Sonic hubs, and feature bladed spokes (18 front, 24 rear).

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