Why this rider claims butchering his carbon rims made them 'better'

Why this rider claims butchering his carbon rims made them 'better'

What do you do when you want wide hookless road rims but don’t want to pay ENVE money? Well, if you’re Bart of Bartthebikeman , you take a Stanley knife and a Dremel to your existing rims and slice those hooks right off! How to set up road tubeless tyres 6 of the best: tubeless pumps and inflators Before we start, we absolutely cannot recommend carrying out this modification on your own rims. Doing so will undoubtedly void any warranty and could result in serious harm to yourself, your rims, or innocent members of the public. Consider yourself warned. With that out of the way, Bart is delighted with his “butchered” rims. But why do it in the first place? As Bart points out, a hook on a tubeless rim is “like a tailbone in humans”, in that it is a vestigial carryover from the days of regular clincher tyres ...

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