Does A Lighter Wheel Make Your Mountain Bike Faster? | Cross Country Vs Enduro MTB Wheels

Published on March 8th 2021


Rich is back with some more (sort of) science! This time investigating the claim that a light wheelset is faster than a heavier one with a timed flow trail section, a coast down a 300m section of fireroad, and a quick fireroad ascent. Which wheels do you think will be fastest? Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: Submit your content to our uploader: we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Wheels are a great first upgrade for your mountain bike, but how much of a difference does a lighter wheelset make to the rolling speed and handling of your bike? Rich set himself three challenges at Bike Park Wales to find out. Watch more on GMBN... 📹 📹 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound The Local Police - Arc De Soleil Don't Say No - Mike Franklyn Afternoon Garden Light - Peter Crosby A Caper Story - Martin Landstrom Hazy Reminiscence - Martin Landstrom Hondo - Heyson Tooter the Sweeter - Martin Landstrom Poisoned Blade - Sightless in Shadow Light From the Sky - My My Snake Eyes Gravel and Dust - Jett Everill #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily video that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Park Tool: POC helmets and eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: e*thirteen: Topeak: Garmin: Muc-Off - Mavic Wheels: Crankbrothers Seatposts: Komoot: YouTube Channel - Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - GMBN Shop - GMBN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below