- what’s trending regarding rim width?
after smashing my rear (still true, just a big sharp dent so tyre not holding) on the weekend i need a new rim.
i could replace like for like (Spline EX 1501 replaced with EX471 or 511) or look elsewhere (saw the piece for the Hunt wheels on front page…).
generally run 2.3 or 2.4 Maxxis offerings. current rim is external 30mm.
what benefits would i get if going for a wider (30mm internal?) rim?Posted 6 months agoHob NobMember
Probably nothing if you’re running that width tyre.
I can’t tell the difference between a 25 & 30mm rim, but then I also don’t run massive tyres, with a 2.4 Maxxis as big as I go.
Maybe if you went from a 19mm rim to a 30 you would feel a difference. But once you are there, or thereabouts, you are splitting hairs.Posted 6 months agojoebristolSubscriber
You probably won’t get a better rim for strength / weight ratio than the ex471/511.
In terms of rim width one bike of mine has 25mm internal and one 30mm internal (Dt e1900 wheelset and XM481 onto Hope Pro4 wheelset). I’ve run between a 2.3 Maxxis and 2.5 Maxxis wt on both and also a 2.35 magic Mary and some 2.4/2.25 on one tyres. Can’t say I’ve really noticed the extra 5mm of rim width on the 30mm internal ones.
Maybe if you went a bit wider on tyre size or are really digging in the edges of your tyres (on the limit racing etc) a slightly squarer tyre is beneficial. In which case the wider rim is the best to go for.Posted 6 months agovincienupSubscriber
I’ve got 2.35 Vigilante/Convict on 35’s. There is a noticeable difference in tread shape and pressure. Also true to say that these are the Tough sidewalls which is probably especially good in this case. Wouldn’t want tyres any smaller or rims any wider, on 30’s would probably be ideal but these work well.
Not too well up on current Maxxis, but I understand they’re still prone to be a bit on the small side so whether 35’s would be wise for them I’m not sure but those sizes and 35’s definitely can work and be worthwhile.Posted 6 months ago
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