We’re big fans of aluminium rimmed wheels here at Dirt. We like the affordability, ride quality and the weight is often not a load more than some of the cheaper carbon options. We’ve had success with the DT SWISS XM1501, Crankbrothers Iodine 2 (the latest version), and both the Stan’s MK3 and Stans’s S1 wheels. All have set up tubeless easily and hit the mark when it comes to reliability. Looking well prices at £410 a pair how will the new Halo Vortex wheels stack up against these proven wheelsets?
The silence (in even the wettest and grittiest conditions) and reliability of the 1×12 SRAM GX Eagle transmission was impressive and the gear ratios were never lacking. The ample power of the two-pot Shimano XT brakes (with no inconsistency…) were spot on with a maybe a switch to a 180mm rear rotor is needed for some riders. A Fox Transfer dropper post was good to see – no budget or ‘own brand’ model here.
In recent years we’ve seen not only an increased choice in wheel diameters (26″, 27.5″ and 29″) but also rim widths too. Price tags have risen, with carbon rims costing around a £1000 each in some cases and premium aluminium wheelsets getting expensive. It’s easy to feel that a serious pair of wheels is out of your reach. We’ve reviewed some mid range options in the last few years and wheels such as the Hope Hoops, Stan’s NoTubes MK3 and Crankbrothers Iodine 2 have hit the spot for us.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".