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Rim brakes, disc brakes, tubulars or clinchers | The new FFWD Tyro range offers it all

Rim brakes, disc brakes, tubulars or clinchers | The new FFWD Tyro range offers it all

FFWD has launched its new road and gravel Tyro wheelset range, which includes rim and disc brake options, as well as tubular and clincher models.…

Tuesday, Mar 01

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FFWD has launched its new road and gravel Tyro wheelset range, which includes rim and disc brake options, as well as tubular and clincher models.

Slotting beside the dedicated gravel FFWD Drift wheelset , the new Tyro shares a 45mm rim depth and a 21mm internal width across the range.

The brand claims the Tyro is designed for 25 or 28mm road bike tyres , but will also work with gravel tyres up to 44mm wide.

The Tyro rim shape differs from the aero 44mm RYOT LAW profile rim in order to accommodate gravel and rim brake options, according to FFWD. Why offer rim brakes in 2022?

Despite the overall dominance of disc brakes on new road bikes, FFWD believes “rim brake bikes and riders will stay around for years”.

The company says the humble rim brake is often more than adequate, particularly for riding in its native flat Netherlands. It estimates that 10 to 15 per cent of FFWD customers ride rim-brake bikes and don’t wish to upgrade to discs.

FFWD’s Rik van Putten said: “The riders that we see still asking for rim brakes can be divided into two groups.“One is the category that love the smaller boutique brands with steel, alloy or titanium bikes who often choose to launch rim brake models.“The other group, which remains incredibly big, is the tourist rider who is not ready for a complete bike upgrade and does want to upgrade their wheels.“Part of this group is also not able to get a new (disc-brake) bike […]

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