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    Enve XC/AM Mix - Which on the rear?

    ive got 2x Enve 29er Rims, 1 is a XC Rim, one is an AM rim

    which should i run on the rear?

    the xc with a narrower tyre?
    or the AM with matching front and rear tyres?

    going on a Tallboy C

    thoughts welcome,

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    I would put the AM rim on the rear and the XC rim on the front, if that's what you're asking.

    I think the rear wheel is subjected to more abuse, so I would want what's the heavier duty rim in the back.

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    Tough call! I would want the stronger rim in the rear and wider rim in the front. Since the stronger one is also the wider one, that is not possible. That said, the Enve XC is most likely strong enough for the rear, I would stick the AM on front for a better tire profile with less rollover in hard cornering.

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    There's not going to be any durability difference between those rims. If you break one, you're going to be in the hospital anyways, and it will be the least of your concerns.

    I'd put the wider (AM) rim in the front, and the narrower (XC) rim in the rear.

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    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Wider in the front! Strength is not a issue. 2.25 or larger typical front needs wider rim, 2.25 and below use narrower rim.
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    Strong and wide in the back. I am picky about having squirmy tires on the backs. Plus the rear wheel carries the weight and gets abused much more.

    or, sell the AM and get another XC.
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    Definitely, AM in the front and XC in the rear. I have Enve AM rims and my front takes more abuse than the rear.

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    Sounds like you gotta decide if you are dropping into stuff more than you are running into stuff.

    I'd put the AM with a .1 wider tire in the front for what that is worth.

    Irregardless, Le Duke makes a good point that you are worrying unnecessarily.

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    With what you have I would put the AM on the front, But I would see if you could swap 0ne of them.

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    wider also means MOAR traction.

    losing traction in the front is usually very bad anytime. losing traction in the back is either in climbing slip or can most times be fixed by taking a foot off the pedal during turns.

    i vote for AM in front

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    cheers all, AM on the front it is

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