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eb1888 mattwragg's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 20:36
Jul 12, 2018
Comparison Test: Are Wider Rims Better? We Try 4 Different Widths
Optimal rim width varies depending on almost too many factors. Tire volume and tread width on the casing when flat is a way of comparing tires. If you're going with a 2.6 tire that has more volume because of a bit wider casing and pares that with a wider tread you can use those characteristics on a wider rim at lower pressure to get a bigger footprint. Then you have to match that with the terrain and speed. That combo, for me, works better at medium speeds You pick the knob size and height depending on hardpack vs loamy trail surface.
eb1888 mikelevy's article
Dec 25, 2017 at 5:11
Dec 25, 2017
Mongoose's $2,999 Teocali Pro - Review
@Boardlife69: Real tip- Keep your face back just enough to avoid the synpropanethial-S-oxide released. You'll get a feel for t.
eb1888 davidarthur's article
Aug 1, 2017 at 21:05
Aug 1, 2017
Cube Stereo 140 C:68 SLT 29 - Review
Cube designed this bike without any idea about where the competition is going or why. But the 18 redesign breaks with that. It has a slacker longer front with shorter rear stays that use Boost for 2.6 x 29 tire room and wide rims. With its light weight the 18'll be a killer trail weapon. OH wait. I'm dreaming. It's 27.5 without space for even Plus. Good luck with that.
eb1888 vernonfelton's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 9:44
Mar 23, 2017
New Tires from Maxxis, WTB and Vee - Taipei Cycle Show
Skip Maxxis on wide rims and go right to Bontrager XR Teams or SEs. They were designed only for wides with a rounded profile from the start. And they grip and last.
eb1888 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 30, 2016 at 3:46
May 30, 2016
Finals Results - XCO World Cup Round 3, La Bresse
If he ditched those tubulars for wide rims and tubeless, punctures and washouts wouldn't lose him races.
eb1888 mikelevy's article
Feb 27, 2016 at 7:17
Feb 27, 2016
Ibis Mojo 3 - Review
I agree. This area is developing. Different rim widths and tire pressures need more exploring. Some riders are finding 10-11psi works with the right width rims.
eb1888 mikekazimer's article
Oct 9, 2015 at 15:11
Oct 9, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: What Area of Mountain Bike Technology Needs the Most Improvement?
Rims are going wider to give sidewall support for better cornering and climbing. Wider tires are appearing but 3"+ tires need shorter sidewalls so they don't bounce you off line at higher speeds. Balloon tire technology needs development or replacement with what works for other performance vehicles.
eb1888 paulaston's article
Jun 20, 2015 at 9:21
Jun 20, 2015
Scott Launch 27.5" Plus Bikes
Maybe he's thinking about wide rims and a tire change after losing traction and the race in the last gravelly corner at Albstadt. I'd be going with 30mm interior and 2.25 Thunder Burts for testing at least.
eb1888 RideKore's article
Oct 17, 2014 at 13:06
Oct 17, 2014
Video: Richmond Ride Center Rip
Excellent easy beginner level trail with a small showing of intermediate technical features. This is an very good beginning. Adding gnarly technical terrain for intermediates and some faster steeper runs with jumps for advanced level and it would be a ride center. Check Glentress as an example. http://www.7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress---Innerleithen
eb1888 mikelevy's article
Jun 21, 2014 at 3:17
Jun 21, 2014
Ibis' Ultra Wide 741 Carbon Wheels - Review
Try the less expensive Wide Lightnings(29.3mm/1569g) with Rocket Rons 2.2 or Thunder Burts 2.1. You get lighter faster rolling tires that on wider wheels have more cushion and grip without rubbing. Bontrager XR1 2.2 are doing it for me on those wheels now.
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