E-bike rims - resilient materials for greater stability
The rim is the link between tyre, hub and spokes. It's essential for a safe and comfortable ride. Depending on the surface, the rider's weight and riding style, rims have to be designed appropriately. If you ride off-road a lot, you need a sturdy rim. Cyclists who prefer to ride on the road place more value on rims that are as light as possible, and if aerodynamics also come into play, rim depth is also important. Because of the greater wheel weight and higher speeds, e-bike rims must be as stable and wide as possible. Thus, manufacturers market certain rims specifically for e-bikes. You'll usually see 'e-bike suitable' or similar printed on the rim.