WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH RIM WIDTH?

Australian Mountain Bike - - Speakers’ Corner -

Ben Mor­ri­son Nick Waygood With tyre de­vel­op­ment and rim de­vel­op­ment

be­com­ing more hand in hand then ever be­fore we are see­ing tyres specif­i­cally be­ing made for the now trendier wider rims. So we de­cided to per­form our own set of tests to find a bit of bal­ance in this world of stan­dards and trends we call moun­tain bik­ing. To do this, we part­nered with DT Swiss, one of the world’s lead­ing wheel man­u­fac­tures who sup­plied us with their 3 most pop­u­lar sell­ing rim widths hand built to DT Swiss 350 hubs. And thanks to LinkS­ports we used Onza (another Swiss brand) IBEX in 27.5 x 2.4” tyres in their Free Ride cas­ing to make sure the tyres we used were con­sis­tent. We also ap­proached Lindt Choco­lates to com­plete the Swiss af­fair but are still wait­ing on a re­sponse.

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