Is the bike industry divided over new tire and wheel rim-size regulations?

New recommendations have created a split within the world's tyre and rim organisation

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Unbeknown to most cyclists, a Brussels-based organisation, called the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation, most commonly known as ETRTO, has been debating the safety of hookless (straight walled) wheel rims and compatible road bike tires. And their decision could impact your ride.

Made up of experts from wheel and tire manufacturers, the ETRTO committee is responsible for producing the recommended  safety standards on, as you might have guessed, all aspects of wheel rims and tires - including those on bikes. 

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