WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH RIM WIDTH?
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.