|Subtle – we like subtle.|
In very simple terms, PLUS involves fitting what might be considered an oversize tyre onto an appropriately over-sized rim and sticking them on a bike. Why? might be a reasonable response to that last sentence, so for anyone who has just mouthed the letters w, h and y silently to themselves, allow me to highlight some of the benefits. A wider / taller tyre has a larger air volume which in turn means more inherent cushioning or suspension if you’d like to think of it that way. The rim / tyre combination also allows the use of lower tyre pressures, which not only allows us to take full advantage of the additional cushioning but also increases grip and if recent thinking is to be believed, lowers rolling resistance. The larger circumference also helps ‘flatten’ the trail, in just the same way that a 29er rolls over things better than something 3″ smaller. I also personally believe, that the larger tyre (mainly due to the additional mass and the force of inertia) produces a similar sensation to what I imagine driving a runaway steamroller must feel like – unstoppable!
|QR to bolt-through – change bike, change fork, change spacers.|
|45mm wide and tubeless happy.|
|The bit that makes the clicky noises.|