PEZ is live & in person from Friedrichshafen, Germany at the 25th Eurobike show, where 1,350 exhibitors from 49 countries fill 65,000 meters (13 halls) with a completely dizzying array of new products and services. Let's roll with American Classic, Sarto bikes, Rudy Project, and some well preserved mud at Scott Bikes.
On the second rest day of the 2016 Tour de France Ed Hood caught up with Bill and Ellen of American Classic. Ed got the full alphabet of wheels from A to Z, plus the low-down on the wheels of top ten Tour stage finisher; Dan McLay and his Fortuneo Vital Concept team.
The fashion for the uphill finish is still strong, but the recent trend in sections of gravel roads is catching on: The Strade Bianche and stage 1 of Paris-Nice in the last weeks. So if you are thinking of putting a gravel bike together, Jayson O'Mahoney has been putting a set of American Classic 420 Aero Disc Tubeless wheels to the test, here are his findings:
American Classic's Carbon 40 Clincher wheelset is a full carbon wheelset that is designed as the perfect blend of aerodynamics, responsiveness and light weight with all the conveniences of a standard tire and tube setup. After a solid three months of training and racing on them, the verdict is in - are they as good as they sound?
American Classic's new Carbon 46's are a lightweight tubular wheelset designed for serious cyclists who want it all - speed, acceleration, reliability and superior aerodynamics. Do they deliver? Our man in France Chris Selden has been testing them over the past 6 months through all sorts of conditions to find out.
Cannondale’s Super X, SRAM’s CX1 group, American Classic’s Hurricane Disc wheels and Ergon CF3 post / SRX saddle all landed within a short period of time… Cue a mad scramble for tires, bar, stem and you wind up with an exceptionally smooth cross bike that removes any thoughts about shifting...
I was deep in the Vosges mountains at the 2014 Tour when the winner's bell rang for the set of American Classic's C58 carbon clincher wheels... Congratulations to Ty Brewer of Texas - long time PEZ-fan but first time winner!
As part of our special look at tubeless wheels today we thought it would be a good time to repost one of our most popular tech stories of all time - PEZ's look at American Classic Tubeless wheels. Almost two years since it was published, this story still gets big reads and fan mail every day.
Tubeless wheels are a standard in mountain biking but despite availability for several years now, tubeless tech for smoother road surfaces hasn't caught on as quickly, despite claimed weight and puncture resistance advantages. Enter American Classic's Argent tubeless wheel - their new take on tubeless.
A quality carbon wheelset at a decent price that's aerodynamic, spins up easily, is strong enough to withstand daily use across any terrain and looks good. Does it really exist? American Classic have an answer with their latest clincher wheel, the Carbon 38.
OK so "Fat Americans" is pretty much the opposite of the people that operate American Classic (in fact I've had a cheeseburger with more fat on it than Bill and Ellen), but fat does fit the bill describing the "beefing up" of the products as they've completely retooled their product line. Here's a set of their 58mm deep Carbon clinchers...