Are Wider Wheels Better?


Name :Sam Wesley

Origin :Australia

Information : 5'7”, 76kg
All mountain - XC to flow trails and downhill
Trails from the local park to fire trails



Frame : Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon

Groupset : Shimano XT

Dropper : Sram Reverb


Rims : Light Bicycle AM/EN728 matte UD carbon

Hubs : Hope Pro 4 32H Anodized Orange

Spokes : DT Swiss Competition Race Black J-bend

Nipples : DT SWISS Brass Black Squorx External

Tires : Maxxis High Roller II 27.5” 2.4

I was looking for lighter and wider rims that fit the Bronson frame.

I was very happy with the Bronson and still am - it's an awesome bike. Yet, as I saw many new bikes coming out with lighter and wider rims, and square out the tyres to offer more grip, I wanted an upgrade.

I upgraded to Light Bicycle four years ago, on the eve of another trip to New Zealand to enjoy the awesome trails down there.

Cost was a factor, yet I didn’t want to compromise on quality.

After a lot of research and reviews, I came across Light Bicycle. When speaking to them, I was amazed by the awesome customer service. They are knowledgeable, quick to respond and always willing to do what they can to help with your needs. I placed my order without hesitation.

They are well built and have always performed well.

The rims have been fantastic. I live in the North Shore of Sydney, so most of the trails I ride have a large amount of rocks. I've put these rims to the test as I'm always popping off anything I can turn into a jump, and the rims have held up to the punishment. They are stiff and still run true as the day I put them on. Very impressed with the quality.

In my view, this is the best upgrade you can make to your bike - invest in quality rims and it will feel like a new bike!

I would highly recommend Light Bicycle and do so with whomever I ride with.

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