In "What do YOU want in a road bike, I was surprised to see posts
questioning the availability of 26" road stuff. Five years ago it was a
legitimate concern, I question now whether it's still legitimate, or
whether it's hung on as an urban myth. Below I've listed both what's
available in 26" (some of the better stuff, by no means everything). And
I've listed a few places where to get these items (not all the places will
have all the items).
1. A ** means that I think it's the best of its class:
2. The list of dealers below is short, and phone numbers, usually 800#'s, can
be found on our website: www.rooworld.com/dealer_list.html
3. If you don't have a Nytro or Steve's, etc., next door to you, and have
to resort to mail order, realize that you'll probably have to resort to
mail order for decent 700c stuff anyway.
4. That said, if any of you have a dual 26" wheel bike by any manufacture
that your local dealer isn't supporting with aftermarket products, please
5. If you can't find something you really need in tires, tubes, rims,
etc., I always stock it. If it's really not available at any of the usual
suspects, email me and I'll make sure you get what you need immediately.
Continental Grand Prix 20mm
Continental Grand Prix 23mm
Michelin Hi Lite Comp
**Hutchinson Kronos 23mm Kevlar bead
Hutchinson Kronos 23mm Wire bead
Continental presta-valve, standard length
Michelin presta-valve, standard length
**Hutchinson presta-valve, standard length
**Hutchinson presta-valve, extra long length
Vittoria Special Pro
Vittoria Crono CS
Vittoria Crono Cx
Vittoria Crono CS Seta
Criterium Super 26"
Criterium Premio 26"
Criterium Punto Oro 26"
**Continental Competition GP
**UFO Stealth S33
--chainrings (55t or 56t):
Shimano Dura Ace
Sun Mistral M14A
Sun Mistral ME14A
Campagnolo Omega 19
Mavic Open 4 CD
**Velocity aero deep
--race wheels (all Hed's come in clincher and tubular)
**QR/HED (Hed CX or Deep w/ QR hub)
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