|It looks much bigger in the flesh.|
Not wanting a silly thing like not having the correct (read optimum) sized tyre stand in the way of messing about with bikes, I opted to see what affect the 50mm rim would have on a ‘normal’ tyre. As luck would have it, the tyre fitted to the existing wheel was a Continental X-King in 2.4″ flavour, an ideal candidate. The 2.4″ Conti’ is a pretty big tyre with plenty of volume even on a 25mm rim, so I was interested to see how doubling the rim width would do.
|X King on Dually.|
A 3″ tyre will be finding its way on to the front of the bike at some point and I’ll report back when it does but for the moment I’m very happy to exploit the benefits the Dually offers more conservatively sized rubber.