Spank Subrosa Rims review£42.99

These 30mm rims fatten up larger tyres nicely and they've proved impressively stiff and strong in tests

BikeRadar score4.5/5

These 30mm Subrosa rims from Spank fatten up larger tyres nicely and they've proved impressively stiff and strong in tests. With a weight well under 600g, they still feel agile and responsive enough for hardcore XC use. The only downside we've found so far is that the canted-in rim lip - which locks flatted tyres in place - and centreline 'Oobah' hump make them an absolute sod to get tight tyres on and off of. 

With the new chocolate flavour (matching grips available) joining jello green, white and black, you can be sure you complement or clash with most colour schemes. They're certainly not a cheap option though.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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