Although the Crankbrothers Synthesis wheels aren’t anything new — they were released in Autumn 2018 — there are still a lot of questions about how and why their compliant front and stiff rear wheels work.
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We caught up with the wheel’s designers Mello Bouwmeester and Jason Schier at Sea Otter to discover how they reconciled their opposite views on the ideal wheel, in order to create a system that has bespoke front and rear wheels.
Tune in to hear the experts talk through the wheels’ features.