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    Reynolds vs. Enve

    I'm going to get either of these two rims, the all mountain ones, with I 9 Torch hubs. I ride a Tallboy LTc. Which one would you pick?

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    I was faced with the same question for my Rip9 RDO.

    I was always going to go with the I9 Torch hubs & Alloy spokes.

    I would have liked the wider Enve AM rims a little bit more, But I got a very good deal on the Trail 32 Carbon Torch wheel set complete so that is how I went.

    I'm very happy with how the package works.

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    Reynolds vs. Enve

    I know it isn't the original question, but have you considered other hubs? I was looking at them, too, but some threads on the wheel forum scared me.

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    I would just get a Reynolds wheelset. They make amazing wheels and hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjekyll View Post
    I would just get a Reynolds wheelset. They make amazing wheels and hubs.

    But they have been having issues with spoke breakage. Cannondale was spec'ing their higher carbon bikes with the Reynolds wheels and have been having countless spoke issues. Has been well documented. Cannondale will not be using Reynolds for 2014.


    To the OP, go with Enve's. Lace them up to a set of DT Swiss 240's, 180's, or some Chris Kings.

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    I have had many sets of i9 wheels with the Alloy spokes & never had a problem with them, But I'm not a gear braker.

    The new torch hubs 9 (alloy spoke model ) are very different to the older I9's you will be reading about, Thicker spokes were it counts & different spoke pattern as well.

    The I9 only 3deg before lock up is just so nice.

    You could go with the I9 Torch classic hubs if you were worried about the alloy spokes.

    I had a full set of the Reynolds carbon wheels/Hubs & spokes but sold them when I got a good offer for them as I just didn't like the hubs & at that point I couldn't get a XD driver for the XX1 cassette

    Quote Originally Posted by mnyquist View Post
    I know it isn't the original question, but have you considered other hubs? I was looking at them, too, but some threads on the wheel forum scared me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjekyll View Post
    I would just get a Reynolds wheelset. They make amazing wheels and hubs.
    Reynolds= Great rims, terrible wheels. I had to warranty two sets of newer style Reynolds for loosening spokes before getting a refund. My enve/350 combo has been flawless.

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