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EB14: Ryde Goes Wide, Steps Out from Behind OEM Curtain w/ New Rims for All

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For us, Ryde’s been primarily known as the company that always had a very light scandium road bike rim luring us into their booth. The rep said they’ve mainly been an OE manufacturer for others thus far, but now they’re looking to bring rims to market under their own brand name.

To start, they’ve created some impressively wide mountain bike rims for both XC-to-enduro and lighter weight race-oriented pursuits, plus a fairly standard road bike rim and some prototype fat bike models. The Trace, above, is the XC/Trail/Enduro model and will be available in all three wheel sizes in three different widths: 21, 25 and 29 millimeters. Those measurements are internal widths…

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Weights are shown for each rim width and diameter, with 559=26″, 584=27.5″ and 622=29er. The widest version is considered their “enduro” model. All sizes/versions have a 100kg (220lb) rider weight limit.

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The Edge series is a bit more diverse. At the lowest end (not shown) is their weight weenieEdge MC1 21mm wide option that comes in at just 265g (26″) and 280g (27.5″) and has a 75kg (165lb) rider weight limit. The rest of the line is for more standard builds and riders, with respectable weights and widths:

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They were also showing off three new fat bike rims, but the center one was the attention grabber:

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Ridged, double wall construction should make it very stiff.

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For roadies, the Pulse provides a wide platform for your wider tires and uses offset spoke drillings for the rear rims. This keeps the front’s aerodynamics even from side to side, but allows for a stronger, stiffer wheel to be built in the rear since it accommodates the drivetrain’s spacing.

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Two versions are available, the Sprint has a lower profile and lighter weight and 18mm internal width. The Comp is a bit deeper and gets both 15mm and 18mm width options. There’s also a Comp Disc version that does away with the extra material at the brake track to save 65g!

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Kevinfromva
Kevinfromva
8 years ago

165 rider limit? that’s downright worthless. At 172 I don’t often have this problem, here I come eating disorder.

Mr. P
8 years ago

Nice! I want me some scandium rims!

Where do I get those in the US?

P

Rp
Rp
8 years ago

I’m at 225. Bummer.

JeroenK
JeroenK
8 years ago

Weight limit bashing aside, I just think it’s a great idea to offer a full range of rims from weightweenie for ultralight people (MC1) to reasonably light but solid for everybody else (Edge) and even an in between range (Trace). In multiple widths!

Davechopoptions
Davechopoptions
8 years ago

Look interesting. Have they got a UK distributor?

Antoine
Antoine
8 years ago

I think it’s great. Why should us skinny ppl be forced to use gear scantled for clydesdale.
I’m 136 lb and healthy and i eat a lot, thank you.

Wouter
Wouter
8 years ago

Have been running the 29mm trace on my beach racer for almost a year now, been working perfectly.
Also have some 25mm trace wheels on my “normal” mtb since summer, also loving those.

pmurf
pmurf
8 years ago

for an alu MTB rim that weighs 260 grams, it’s amazing they were able to make the weight limit as high as they did. I’m 150lbs, well within the WL, but I would never put that rim on my trail bike – it’s a featherweight/raceday rim for people light enough to ride it.

dodo
dodo
8 years ago

So nice to see some light non-carbon rims at a fraction of the cost and for 26, 27 and 29!!!!!

MM
MM
8 years ago

Might as well just market that rim for “women only”. No skin off my back, there are plenty of alternatives out there.

rob
rob
8 years ago

Davechopoptions, RJ Chickens are the UK importer, or get some wheels built here:

http://www.justridingalong.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Ryde

tony
7 years ago

In US you can find it at http://www.ScorpionBikeWheels.com I suggest to contact to make sure they have what you are looking for.

Steven
Steven
6 years ago

Ryde now has a North American distributor. 1-888-547-2453

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