Does Rim Width Make A Difference?

Clock17:06, Friday 1st March 2024

What is rim width and does it matter? Tyres and wheels are essential bike components and can severely impact ride quality. Si has teamed up with @RideShimano to investigate how much wheel rim width and tyre width play a role in gravel riding. Will changing these variables make a big difference to the bike feel and ride?

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00:00 Intro
00:51 What is rim width?
02:06 Types of bike wheels and tyres
02:45 Blind test explained
04:17 Why does wheel rim width matter?
06:57 Bike tyre shape changes
09:15 Is there a downside to wider-rimmed bike wheels?
10:40 Does rim width affect rolling resistance?
12:20 Si guesses the wheel rim width
13:22 Which rim width was faster?
13:54 Conclusions

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