Everything You Need To Know About MTB Wheels | Mountain Bike Jargon Buster

Everything You Need To Know About MTB Wheels | Mountain Bike Jargon Buster

Back to bust some Jargon, Scotty is talking about Mountain Bike Wheels this week. Often one of the most confusing aspects of Mountain biking, wheels come in A LOT of different sizes and standards.

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In this video Scotty goes through all the different sizes and standards that MTB wheels come in. From 24 and 25, to 650b and 29 and boost. Be sure to leave your questions in the comments!

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50 Comments

  1. Andres Zavala on October 2, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Hello GMBN! I plan on building a wheel for the first time. Can you guys cover offset rims I don’t know squat about offset.



  2. ᴊᴏʀɪᴄ on October 2, 2020 at 3:33 am

    I like chicken.



  3. Debbie Cotton on October 2, 2020 at 3:34 am

    What about rim designs with or without a bead lock? Which is best?



  4. Jordan on October 2, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Man…the video stopped to buffer three times right after your wheelie pun in the beginning.

    Whew. Glad that’s over !:)



  5. Jeb Torreliza on October 2, 2020 at 3:38 am

    I am having a hard time searching for answers. I need to know what is enough tire clearance for MTB. I am halfway to building my hardtail, planning to put 2.4" tires on my WTB i23 rims.



  6. David Atkinson on October 2, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Good video as it covers some really good ground. Would it be possible have a look at the relationship between rim width and tyre width i.e. what tyre width range should you have for specific rim width?Also any info on Fat bike wheel measurements please? #loveafatty



  7. Marin Stipković on October 2, 2020 at 3:38 am

    I cannot believe you mentioned 26 in a non-negative context.



  8. Patrick amazed on October 2, 2020 at 3:39 am

    I think they’re running out of ideas



  9. Akmal Vlog on October 2, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Can i change the hub on my old wheels??



  10. Green Pretzel on October 2, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Wheel size includes the tyre, the rim diameter is less than the wheel size.
    https://gzmyu4ma9b-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/650B-wheel-size-comparison-diagram.jpg



  11. Swanky Tiger on October 2, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Thumbs up for the pun



  12. koko lores on October 2, 2020 at 3:41 am

    What about disc wheels? Neil?



  13. rafael milla koch on October 2, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Pretty sure they make stainless nipples as well



  14. Andres Zavala on October 2, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Hello GMBN! I plan on building a wheel for the first time. Can you guys cover offset rims I don’t know squat about offset.



  15. Moritz on October 2, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Hello!Is anyone interested in a Specialized Stumpjumper? Thanks!



  16. scursion07 on October 2, 2020 at 3:47 am

    I can’t seriously be the only one who thinks Scott may or may not be Gordon Ramsey’s long lost child?



  17. jakavujcic on October 2, 2020 at 3:48 am

    I need DH bike but im too poor lol



  18. LSB on October 2, 2020 at 3:49 am

    *01:43* What did he say the main consideration is ? Cheers



  19. Chris W on October 2, 2020 at 3:50 am

    Thanks for posting this.



  20. Rick Leipold on October 2, 2020 at 3:50 am

    too much coffee for Scotty?



  21. Santhosh Kumar on October 2, 2020 at 3:52 am

    my wheel is having tire with size 26*1.95,
    can i replace 26*2.2 tyre on that same wheel ?? or should i buy new wheel with extra rim width ??
    does rim also hv extra widths ??
    plzz confirm it to me



  22. Joseph Clark on October 2, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Whats the difference between 1,2,3,and 4 crossed spokes when building a wheels? Is there any pros or cons to each?



  23. William Keys on October 2, 2020 at 3:59 am

    When building a custom wheel, I go with the exact opposite of Scotty and choose J bend spokes. They are almost universally available, cheap, and plenty strong. All benefits when you are away from home and suddenly need a spoke to save your vacation.



  24. iWonderOfficial on October 2, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Bent my alloy rim in a crash and my budget is really constraint. Can I just bend it back?



  25. Carson Stephens on October 2, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Using a 27.5” diameter, going from 2.25” wide rim to 1.5” wide. Any tips?



  26. GtaV Addictions on October 2, 2020 at 4:04 am

    +Global Mountain Bike Network can you make a video about tips on anti theft equipment on bikes



  27. FezzesRcool on October 2, 2020 at 4:09 am

    How does your own body weight, wheel size and material of the wheel matter when choosing a new wheel? Me being on the heavier side, would aluminium or carbon be better for example? I have 29” as of right now and ride mostly XC and trails. I’m doing this more for the exercise and have no real interest in the thrills of downhill.



  28. OCD Dirt Adventures on October 2, 2020 at 4:10 am

    You guys just keep making amazing videos! Y’all helped inspire me to start my own channel! Keep up the great work! 🙂



  29. Marko Blanusa on October 2, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Can all tires (wide ones 2.4 , 2.6) fit on all rims.Are there any measurments?



  30. Charles Palmer II on October 2, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Greetings , first thank you for your video! I have a 2020 Giant Talon 2 29er , I want to replace wheels and TIres for Tubeless setup. I have never done this before . Can I keep the rest of what connects to wheel? Is there any place I can put in make model..etc and it tells me what is compatible ? thanks Charlie



  31. 1bikeman OnDaMoV on October 2, 2020 at 4:13 am

    I would like to build a 29er rear around a Shim XTR M9111 142 hub and I’m looking for a spoke chart



  32. Flatheadfletch on October 2, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Braking. Disc or rim. How it effects the bike and wheels



  33. tesnim 2014 on October 2, 2020 at 4:15 am

    whats is that sound when back tyrecis spinning and yo re not pedaling?



  34. CHAMBO FTW on October 2, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Can u use a 15x100mm fork on a frame with a 148×12 thru axle but use a 15×100 wheel on front and a 142×12 on back with the adaptor kit does it matter using boost on back and normal on front



  35. Wayne Anderson on October 2, 2020 at 4:18 am

    My new Ibis 742 boost front wheel is dished… I have never seen this on a front wheel. What gives?



  36. Bero on October 2, 2020 at 4:19 am

    can (hope) adapters effect if the rim is right in the middle of the hub / middle of chainstays? In case it doesn’t how can I make sure to check if the rim in deed is in the middle of the hub without special tools?



  37. Global Mountain Bike Network on October 2, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Let us know if there is anything else you want to know about wheels!



  38. James Williams on October 2, 2020 at 4:21 am

    I want a louder hub, I love the sound of them! How do I know that the one I’m buying will be louder than the one I own now? #askgmbn



  39. Tony Fernandez on October 2, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Spank Spikes!!



  40. Ritchie Melote on October 2, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Do you have use wheelst i want buy for my trail bike..



  41. Anuar Y on October 2, 2020 at 4:23 am

    how do i know if i can go higher on the axle diameter? i cant find wheels for my bike, because the original rear wheel spec is 9X135 but everything else i find is 10X135 or even 12X135 and then there is the BOOST options which dont fit. i know for a fact that the rear is 135mm width but the axle diameter i am not to sure up to what number can i exchange at all



  42. Funny OnTheInside on October 2, 2020 at 4:24 am

    it would have been nice to see you explain for the bike newbs the actual concept of a spoked bicycle wheel. How a few spokes and a thin bit of alloy can support you and resist the stresses of riding. Spoke counts, spoke tensions, these sorts of things.



  43. Bird skull Mtb on October 2, 2020 at 4:24 am

    the energy in the intro



  44. Fayley A on October 2, 2020 at 4:25 am

    For an introduction to wheels (presumably for beginners), it was
    visually difficult to follow. He would point to something but we didn’t go close up , then there was a close up from a DIFFERENT ANGLE and I couldn’t tell what he had been pointing to.



  45. Miguel Cepeda on October 2, 2020 at 4:25 am

    #AskGMBN- Can you replace hubs if it has the right number of holes without replacing your spokes and rim?



  46. Whois This on October 2, 2020 at 4:25 am

    Wheely good pun 😒🔫



  47. marshallferron on October 2, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Creating the 148mm boost spacing standard when 150mm downhill standard spacing already existed has to be among the dumbest things the bike industry has done in recent years.



  48. CrodRM on October 2, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Hello I have a 2017 trek Farley 5 and I want to replace some parts with a Sram NX group set. However my rear hub is 197×12 so I was wondering if I needed to purchase the boost option.



  49. GtaV Addictions on October 2, 2020 at 4:30 am

    my bike has 3×7 drive trained, I would like to upgrade it to 9 or 10 what should i do?



  50. Ionut Vlad Iordache on October 2, 2020 at 4:31 am

    I have a Mavic Crossride wheelset, but I bent the rear wheel rim. These Wheels uses 24 holes rims, where can I find one to replace the bent one?