Having the right Adventure Bike Wheels and Tyres on your Adventure bike makes not just a different, it may save your life.
Read my story about how I found out I was sailing too close to the wind.
Get it wrong and can seriously get you in trouble.
On my last trip to Norway, I got myself into some hairy situations
The wheels on my bike are standard BMW alloy wheels perfect for road travelling and riding over your front lawn. But they have no business going off-road. Cast wheels don\'t flex and pushed too hard they just snap, and your trip is over. Spokes, on the other hand, have some give and bounce if necessary. Even if you slightly damage a spoke wheel, you should be able to limp home.
So here I was, in the middle of nowhere hoping my wheels hold up.
Back then, I made the decision of getting a set of spoke wheels.
Having the spoke wheels in my bike shed for the last 6 months I made the decision to get some tires and finally give it a try. I opted for Mitas MT07 tires back and front. A 50/50 Trail Tyre is great on the rough stuff and OK on the black stuff. Since those tires are tubeless, I got them mounted and trued by a professional. So now I have two sets of wheels, 2 sets of tires for any situation. All I have to do is to change the wheels before I\'m going to venture into a bit more challenging territory. This will take me about 30 min in total before the trip. A little snag along the way, The BMW stuts on the back wheel are too short if you are coming for cast wheels. So I need some wheel bolts from BMW as soon as possible. Never mind. Suppose this will be the same the other way around.