Will wider rims make you faster?

As the trend for fatter tyres continues apace, Marc Abbott considers whether wider rims can give you the edge in your next event

Wheel rims wide

With 25mm tyres fast becoming the standard for even WorldTour race teams, it stands to reason that wheel manufacturers will catch up, creating rims with an internal diameter upwards of 17mm to get the best performance from this new generation of tyres.

>>> Are wider tyres really faster?

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