Crankbrothers aims to blend compliance and stiffness with Synthesis wheels

The brand's Mello Bouwmeester and Jason Schiers talk about why they created Synthesis and how they should ride

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.


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.