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    Are these wheels a killer deal for my 29er


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    Are these wheels a killer deal for my 29er


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    Well my link is not showing up so itís from jenson USA, Reynolds trail 29er blacklable carbon wheels $1299

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    What 29er do you ride?

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    Nice wheels, but what are they for? XC racing? and non-boost hubs? Seems like 2 year old models or something.
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    Unless it's an XC race bike I wouldn't buy rims with a 25mm internal width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    What 29er do you ride?
    Niner Jet 2015. Normal Xc riding. Nothing too crazy. Want light weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    Unless it's an XC race bike I wouldn't buy rims with a 25mm internal width.
    XC yes, race no.

    Is 25mm too wide or not wide enough?

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    For XC I'd say 25 internal is fine for most unless you need to run larger than a 2.3. Really depends on how much tire you want to run. Anything 2.2 or less that's plenty of rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trmn8er View Post
    For XC I'd say 25 internal is fine for most unless you need to run larger than a 2.3. Really depends on how much tire you want to run. Anything 2.2 or less that's plenty of rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bt View Post
    XC yes, race no.

    Is 25mm too wide or not wide enough?
    Current thinking is "not enough" but if you're keeping the tires under 2.3" (as others have said) they will be fine for a Jet.

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    Boost end caps are available for those hubs.

    25mm is fine as long as you don't think you're going to run 2.4s with low pressure.

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    I'd say decent wheels, but nothing special, you can get significantly better hubs on Nextie or Light Bicycle rims, built up, for hundreds less. With Light Bicycle, they have a US distribution center now that can do this much faster than before. The internal width on those Reynolds is fine. Somehow we ran 2.5s back in the day on that width and we didn't die. Practically, I'd run 2.3 and less all day long on that size rim and it would be fine, it wasn't too long ago that most were around 15mm internal.
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    I'd say most definitely is a good deal on those wheels, as to if it's the best deal on carbon wheels out there, not sure. My friend recently (late last year) got a set of the 650B ones and so far they're doing great, quality was really nice and all the reviews on them I've read mention one thing, bomb proof, which is a big thing for me. As to the width, 25mm internal is more than fine for XC riding on tyres <2.3", my rear on my main bike is 25mm IW because I kept putting small holes into the sidewall of my 2.3" tyres on an i29 IW rim, right above the bead, issue stopped when I "down graded" to the i25s.
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    I wound up on light bicycle website. Do I want asymmetrical?

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    Asymmetrical gives more lateral stiffness, something someone with aluminum rims may want. But it looks like the offset of Asym wheels creates a weakness in hard hits. IMHO carbon is most likely to crack from hard hits and doesn't need help in stiffness. Id get the regular drilled wheels. If I was getting aluminum I'd go Asymmetrical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus75 View Post
    Asymmetrical gives more lateral stiffness, something someone with aluminum rims may want. But it looks like the offset of Asym wheels creates a weakness in hard hits. IMHO carbon is most likely to crack from hard hits and doesn't need help in stiffness. Id get the regular drilled wheels. If I was getting aluminum I'd go Asymmetrical.
    I agree with this. Asymmetrical not needed.
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    Glad I asked I almost ordered the asymmetrical set.

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