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…
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.
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:
They were also showing off three new fat bike rims, but the center one was the attention grabber:
Ridged, double wall construction should make it very stiff.
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.
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!