The Truth About Wide Tyres And Wide Rims On Road Bikes

Published on October 9th 2016


Are fatter tyres faster? Subscribe to GCN: Sign up to the GCN newsletter: We've seen in recent years a trend of wider tyres on road bikes - the improved contact patch and ability to run lower air pressure can reduce the risk of punctures, improve grip and improve comfort. But are they faster? To find out, we tested out some Schwalbe One tubeless tyres on the brand new ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc wheels - designed specifically for disc brakes, with a super wide 25mm internal rim width to compliment a wider tyres. Watch more on GCN... A closer look at the ENVE SES 4.5s 🎥 Inside the wind tunnel with ENVE wheels 🎥 Photos: © Tim De Waele /