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The G42 rim has a 42mm profile and is perhaps the most popular in the fixie community, with stainless-steel spokes, sealed bearing hubs and double aluminium walls. This rim doesn’t have a machined braking wall. The braking wall is painted and compatible with mounting brakes.
It is a wider edged than the Weinmann rims with more aluminium to show off the colours. This makes is a little more aggressive and flashy. It has a flip-flop hub, with fixed-gear threading on one side and freewheel on the other.
G42 rims stand out as excellent quality for money, making them the queens of fixed-gear bikes. The size is 700c, meaning it is compatible with all road-bike tyres. You can mount 23, 25 or 28 tyres and will need a 60mm-valve inner tube. And it is crucial you mount a rim strip between the tyre and the inner tube to reduce or prevent punctures.
With its headquarters in Deba, Guipúzcoa, over 30 years of experience in the bicycle components distribution sector and, therefore, in-depth knowledge of the market, Gurpil manufactures complete tires and components for all types of bicycles. From chrome hubs with a vintage look for classic bicycle wheels to 12 speed cassettes for mountain bikes and high performance carbon wheels for road bikes.
If you are building a bike from scratch or you need a replacement part at a reasonable price, but which is quality assured, Gurpil is your best choice.