The quest for a lighter 36er...
I was looking the UDC website, and noticed the 24" "racers", which have the super narrow 23mm wide rim and 1" wide tires, similar to road bikes. It dawned on me, why can't they make a 36er with a narrower rim and tire? Wouldn't It would be much lighter and more efficient for riding long distances, including centuries? The current stealth rim width is 38mm.
If they could make the same 24" racing rim in a 36er size, along with a 1" wide road tire, (not a solid rubber tire of course!) I would think the weight savings would be substantial, not to mention much less rolling resistance. But maybe a rim and tire that narrow would be impractical for a 36er, and would be too flexy or unstable?
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