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    Interest in white 27.5 rims?

    I recently contacted Stans about availability of a 27.5 Flow EX in white. The reply was they have no plans to do a white 27.5 rim.

    Anyone else interested in Stans or Pacenti rims in white? If so, please contact them and let them know.

    Thanks!

    I know Velocity offers white 27.5 rims, but unfortunately they dent too easily in my opinion.
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    I had contacted then about 2 months ago with the same request...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koen View Post
    Thanks for the heads up on the Halo's. I used to run the Freedom Discs in 26 (545g) and they were good rims. Unfortunately the Vapours only weigh 435g and have a 21mm inside width. I have doubts a 435g rim is going to last very long for me.

    Looking for something in the Flow EX / DL31 range with 25mm+ bead width.
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    If you are desperate, you could powder-coat your rims in some local shop. Stans rims have no eyelets so powder-coating will be easy. All white rims are powder-coated anyway. You will need new stickers though.
    Last edited by Koen; 01-09-2013 at 03:25 PM.

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    Bummer about Stan's not making white flows...I'd be all over those.

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    ..just get some flows and paint them ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koen View Post
    If you are desperate, you could powder-coat your rims in some local shop. Stans rims have no eyelets so powder-coating will be easy. All white rims are powder-coated anyway. You will need new stickers though.
    We have a few good powder coat outfits here in Portland. If it is not too expensive I could go that route or possibly paint the rims. Rims seem to get scratched up pretty quickly no matter what type of coating is on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koen View Post
    If you are desperate, you could powder-coat your rims in some local shop. Stans rims have no eyelets so powder-coating will be easy. All white rims are powder-coated anyway. You will need new stickers though.
    You're right, no eyelets make for easy painting. I have a set of fugly silver
    Velocity P35s,(looks like a rim set straight from 1991) was ready to powder coat them white...then took a good look and they
    are metal flaked...if they took that much time and effort using metal flake silver,
    aw sh*t I may as well not paint them. But the black ones--go ahead.
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    yeah,i think so,All white rims are powder-coated anyway. You will need new stickers though. thanks for your sharing

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    I like to make my bike look nice as well, but not if it costs performance.

    White, i.e. powder coated, rims will always be heavier than annodized...IIRC, Stan's claims as much as 30g more. It is the second worst place to add weight after your tire.

    With tires, added weight usually equates to added performance or durability.


    Just my $.02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koen View Post
    You will need new stickers though.
    New stickers...Why? First thing I do is peel the stickers off when I get a new bike part.
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