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    Rim Brake compatible 650b rims?

    Are there any rim brake compatible 650b rims out there yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack Calhoun
    Are there any rim brake compatible 650b rims out there yet?

    Stan's ZTR 355

    Velocity Synergy

    Sun CR18

    maybe more?

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    Weinmann's can be purchased from velo orange as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    Stan's ZTR 355
    are you sure about the ZTR's being rim brake compatible?

    i just looked at mine, and while the rim sidewalls appear to be:

    parallel (not slanting inwards like many 'disc-only' rims),

    they are not:

    machined (not a deal-breaker, but not appealing either)

    and would provide very little if any real estate (surface area) for a rim brake to pass over/grab onto. very little to no margin of error for pad adjustment either.....

    not saying outright that you're wrong, but i would not run a rim brake on mine because with that little amount of braking-area, it would only take one really wet and sloppy ride, and any but the narrowest pads would easily rub into the tire sidewall.

    ***LATE EDIT***

    just checked stan's site, the 650b sized ZTR355's are listed as disc-only.

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    From notubes email today:
    "Its fine to run v-brake on that rim. It dose have a black side wall. But your pads will clean that off."

    I run a ztr with a rim brake in the rear and it's been fine. No problems with brake adjustment and it's an excellent rim. It fits the Neo or Quasi better than the other rims I've tried and IMO is the better tubeless option.



    Quote Originally Posted by onespeedpaul
    are you sure about the ZTR's being rim brake compatible?

    i just looked at mine, and while the rim sidewalls appear to be:

    parallel (not slanting inwards like many 'disc-only' rims),

    they are not:

    machined (not a deal-breaker, but not appealing either)

    and would provide very little if any real estate (surface area) for a rim brake to pass over/grab onto. very little to no margin of error for pad adjustment either.....

    not saying outright that you're wrong, but i would not run a rim brake on mine because with that little amount of braking-area, it would only take one really wet and sloppy ride, and any but the narrowest pads would easily rub into the tire sidewall.

    ***LATE EDIT***

    just checked stan's site, the 650b sized ZTR355's are listed as disc-only.

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