Journal

How to apply rim tape

I need tubeless rim tape. Where do I start? Gulo Composites offers multiple widths of rim tape depending on your wheel size. We recommend tubeless tape slightly wider than your inner rim width(IRW). For hookless rims, the tape should not “climb” the rim’s sidewalls. This could impede the tire bead/rim connection. Measure the inner rim…

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Happy Veterans Day to all who Served

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have fearlessly served our great country. Our very own Mac Morrow served for over 31 years as a Marine Colonel, with Brevard Mayor Copelof, who also served as a Navy Captain.⁠ Mac was awarded the: Mac is the General Manager at our manufacturing facility in Brevard, North Carolina….

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Are ceramic bearings worth it?

As cyclists, we are always searching for the holy grail, that perfect ride delivered by the ultimate machine. To achieve perfection, we change our bikes and even make significant upgrades that offer marginal gains in performance.

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Belgian Waffle Ride Michigan – 2nd place at the inaugural event

Lars Hallstrom says team effort pays off for multiple podium finishes at the Belgian Waffle Ride The inaugural Belgian Waffle Ride Michigan was a blast, with peak fall colors and perfect weather on race day. We were fortunate for a couple of days leading up to race weekend, which left us with ideal conditions. The…

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The Best Last Ride

George is a Gulo Fan and loves his GGX-SL gravel wheels. He recently participated in the Gravel Event The Last Best Ride in the Mountain Goat Course, held in Whitefish Montana and shared a bit about his gravel adventure. “I rode The Last Best Ride Montana on my Gulo gravel wheels.  They were fantastic.  It…

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Should I upgrade to carbon wheels for my road bike?

Should I upgrade to carbon wheels Your bike wheels are undeniably the most critical point of performance for your road bike. Performance, reliability, and ride quality are paramount when upgrading your wheels. Should I upgrade to carbon wheels for my road bike and is it just an expensive way to make your bike lighter? Do…

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Grant Godfrey – Athlete Spotlight

Grant Godfrey has been with Gulo since the beginning. After moving from Arkansas to Brevard for the riding, Grant has made the switch from full-time teaching to full-time guiding with The Bike Farm. Alongside being our official wheel tester, Grant races enduro with some big goals next year. We are excited to support and be…

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Advantages of Disc Brakes over Rim Brakes

Disc brakes vs Rim brakes We are often asked, “what are the advantages of disc brakes over rim brakes?” and “Does Gulo Composites make a carbon wheel in a rim brake model?” The short answer is no. While there still are many cyclists riding with rim brakes, we decided to only offer disc brake wheels…

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Why Tire Pressure Matters

Ideal Tire Pressure Choosing the ideal tire pressure for your ride can be challenging, and here are a few points to consider when deciding how much air to put in your tire for the day’s adventure.  First, it’s always good to think about the worst possible sections of trail that you may or may not…

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Becket Wins UCI cross country race in Banner Elk

Gulo Ambassador Carson Becket We checked in with Gulo ambassador and pro mountain bike racer Carson Becket to get a few words on his win this past weekend. With the UCI mountain bike event held in Banner Elk, NC, he had an advantage and he seized it nicely. The UCI is the leading governing body…

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