I'm way ahead of myself right now since I don't even have a frame yet, but I'm thinking about what rims to use to build up a 650b wheelset for my wife. I definitely want it to be a tubeless set up, and I have years of good experience with NoTubes rims. My wife is on the light side (110 pounds) and she's not a very aggressive rider, so at first glance I don't think I need a particularly beefy rim. However, after wrecking a Crest rim myself in 3 rides (might have been a freak thing since the rim got pinched between two rocks in a twisting fall), I'm a little leery of the durability of the Crests. Plus, I'm going to be building this wheelset myself, and I understand that the Crests aren't necessarily the easiest to build.
I'm leaning right now towards either an Arch rim or a Halo Vapour rim. On paper, the Vapour looks nice, since it has eyelets. However, nobody seems to have any in stock. Does anybody know anything about the Halo and when the Vapour rims might be available?
I'm also curious about how 'soft' Halo rims are. I never really thought much about this until I used a DT Swiss rim and it got dented and chewed up within the first couple months of use. While it didn't necessarily go out of true, it seemed far less durable than the Mavic and NoTubes rims that I have used - and the DT Swiss was the EX540 which is supposed to be an All Mountain rim.
Anyway, I'm always up for trying something new, and I'm not in any hurry, but I'm just curious what the word on the street is with the Vapour rims.
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