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Rims for road bicycles

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Road bicycle rims are a critical component of a road bike's wheelset, and they play a significant role in determining the bike's performance, aerodynamics, and overall ride quality. Here are some key aspects to consider when it comes to road bicycle rims:

  • Sizes: Road bicycle rims come in various sizes, but the most common size for modern road bikes is 700c. The "700c" measurement refers to the approximate diameter of the rim, including the tire. This size has become the standard for road bikes and provides a good balance between speed, handling, and comfort. The 700c rim size is approximately 622 millimetres in diameter.
  • Material:
    • Alloy: Aluminium: Aluminium rims are common and offer a good balance of strength, weight, and cost. They are durable and provide reliable braking performance.
    • Carbon Fibre: Carbon fibre rims are lighter and more aerodynamic, making them a popular choice for high-performance road bikes. They can offer improved aerodynamics and a smoother ride. However, they tend to be more expensive and may not be as durable as aluminium rims.
  • Rim Width Wider rims can improve tire stability, comfort, and cornering performance. They also provide better support for wider tires, which are becoming more popular for road cycling. Standard road bike rim widths are typically between 19mm and 23mm.
  • Aerodynamics: Some rims are designed with specific aerodynamic features to reduce drag and improve speed. These features can include deeper rim profiles, aerodynamic shapes, and optimized spoke patterns.
  • Tubeless Compatibility:Many modern road rims are tubeless-ready, allowing you to run tubeless tires. Tubeless setups can reduce the risk of flats and provide a more comfortable ride at lower tire pressures.

Your choice of road bicycle rims should be based on your riding goals, preferences, and budget. It's essential to find a balance between factors like weight, aerodynamics, durability, and cost that suits your specific needs and riding style.

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