The Flow has been proven by its performance throughout the World Cup DH series and has up'd itself again. The Flow Mk3 is now stronger, lighter and wider. Using Stans WideRight technology, with a 29mm internal width, this offers the rider tire stability and control at any speed. Stans combine this with their Genuine Bead Socket Technology to allow you to roll faster, corner harder and take bigger hits. Although the lightest the Flow has ever been it is laterally stiffer and more durable making it perfect for technical trails and enduro racing.
WideRight technology originally started on Stans carbon rims but has now made the jump to their aluminium rims. WideRight was specifically designed to perfect the bond between tire and terrain to increase bike performance and handling.
WideRight profiles allow the tire to achieve its optimal shape giving the rider better handling, faster roll and a more responsive bike. Too narrow of an internal rim mixed with a high sidewall design gives you a "light bulb" tire profile while an ultra wide rim on a narrower tire will give you a flat to "bell shaped" tire profile. Neither of these scenarios give optimal tire profiles nor allows the tire to perform as intended.
WideRight optimizes the tire volume without distorting the tread pattern or side knob keeping the tire in its optimal position throughout your ride. From this WideRight continues to benefit the rider, as optimal tire position helps to lessen rim impact and protect the tire sidewall keeping you out on the trails longer.