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Video: Should you be riding wide tyres? We chat to Whyte designer Ian Alexander to find out

Wide tyres are popular right now, but why? David chats to Whyte designer Ian Alexander to find out more on this tech trend

Wide tyres are popular right now. But why and how wide can you go? In a new series in which I sit down with an industry insider, I've chatted with Whyte's chief designer Ian Alexander to talk about the current trend for wide tyres in the road cycling market. 

Are you running wide tyres already or interested in going wider? If you want to know more on this topic you can have a read of this trendspotting guide to switching to wider tyres, and here's a useful guide to the different types of bike as determined by tyre width, to help you get your head around this current trend and how it's influencing bike design.


David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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