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‘It’s a pretty weak standard’ – brands speak out on hookless rim safety debate

'We are 100% within the rules' - Lotto-Dstny defend tyre system despite De Gendt blowout

The safety of hookless rims has been called into question in recent weeks. It’s not a new question, but it came to the fore after Lotto Dstny’s Thomas De Gendt crashed at the UAE Tour and images of his bike, propped against the roadside barrier, showed the front tyre having been shed from the rim. 

De Gendt claimed to have hit something, and both Vittoria and Zipp blamed an errant rock, but in the absence of evidence, questions about the safety of hookless wheels were raised.

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