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    29er i9 wheel build????

    Hey guys ,,,need ur help on this issue ,,,,,

    1. Is dish rims any stonger/better , than non dished?
    2. Straight pull is definitely stonger tjan j bend correct?
    3. Is there a real difference between i9's enduro,grade & grade 300 rims??
    Ok so quick run down ,i recently brought a sb5.5( xt build ) and have been running it bone stock ,,,my birthday right around da corner so i want to replace the stock wheelset(dt swiss spline 1900) ,,ive chosen i9 hubs ,but not sure what rim is for me , im about 320 ,ride mostly trail ,,,i like to throw the bike around a lil ,,as far as jumping 12"-30"inches ( more like hopping ,than jumping ) would probably be my max ...lol...so i guess u can call it aggressive xc ...lol.....the stock wheels set has been holding up ok ,but i feel they are starting to flex a bit( can hear the rotor rubbing in turns) . so do i go straight pull spokes with dished rim for strength?.. A friend said just get a downhill wheeset ,,,but is all that heft necessary!!!??? I dont have much wheel experience ,,,looking for a lil help/guidance/suggestions , thanks in advanced

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    I might be wrong, but aren't all rims are dished, just how is the difference. Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary Da - Do

    Straight pull spokes are stronger, but did you ever break your old spokes?

    I can not give you any more experience, I do not know much either other than a lot of googling.

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    Lol.....yea me too .lol.......yes I have broken j bends ,(only on stock wheelset tho ) ,,,bike shop in area told me wtb asyum was the rim for me because it was a non - dished wheel,,,,,but He's also wtb dealer....again im really inexperienced in this dept. ,,,can we get some advice please

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    Asym rims will require less or no dish depending on the offset. You'll have some for the rear. J bend spokes are all I build with. Pull a straight pull through the hub and it's mostly toast. There are no benefits I can see. Use Sapim Lasers or Race and you won't break spokes. Dan's Comp has them starting at .50ea.

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    Brake rotor is unaffected by rim or spokes as it mounts directly to the hub. If the rotor is rubbing in turns, the axle or the the stays are flexing. A hub with wider apart flanges will put less stress on the axle, but the cassette gets in the way on the DS and the rotor on the NDS. This is part of the reason for boost spacing.
    Do the math.

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    I9 hubs, Light Bicycle 38's, and send them to Dave at www.speeddreamwheels.com He will spend about 30 minutes with you on the phone getting an idea of what you ride and how how you ride it. For my builds he uses a mix of Sapim and DTSwiss spokes and 2x/3x.

    After that you will have a wheelset to last you a lifetime, or until the standards change again. Also you will only be into it for about $1200-1400 total.

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    Thanks Guys for the shots ,so fast ,,,
    So no difference at all straight vs J bend spokes...well besides them kool a*" colors..
    Checking out speeddream 's website now

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    Are you just going to use I9 hubs or have I9 build a complete wheelset? After the break in period I never had a problem with my I9 factory wheels.

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    Ended up going with the i9 grade set

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