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    Wider Rims

    I have a 2012 Trek Superfly Al 100 Elite that came with Bontrager Mustang rims. The rims are about 19mm inside width which is a little narrow for running Maxxis Ardent 2.4 tires so I would like to go wider. I am running tubeless with Stans now and would do so with the wider rims also.

    However I would also like to NOT go to a heavier rim if possible.I do not know and can not find the weight of my Mustang 29er wheelset, there is no info on the Trek or Bontrager site about the weight. Does anyone know the weight of the Mustang 29er rim and hub?

    I was considering Stans Flow or Flow Ex wheelset. Would that be a good solution?

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    According to this guy:


    Quote Originally Posted by newportl View Post
    I know this is a necro post but I thought some folks might find the information useful. I replaced my wheels today and had a chance to weigh the old Bontrager Mustang wheelset from my 2011 Hifi Deluxe 29er.

    Weights are with rim strip and valve only, no skewers or disks.

    Rear : 1207g
    Front : 948g
    You're looking at 2155 complete with rimstrips and stems.

    According to all the info I've found.... My Hadley/DT Comp/Flow 29er wheelset I have in the works will be ~2083g sans valves and rim tape. Not too terribly different.

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    Flow EX is a good solution.
    If you don't do tubeless, Salsa Gordo is a good wide rim as well, as is the Sunringle' MTX 33.
    Flow EX is probably the lightest of the 3.
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    Pacenti TL28 rims are light and wide...you will save 95g per rim vs the Flow EX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trees138 View Post
    According to this guy:




    You're looking at 2155 complete with rimstrips and stems.

    According to all the info I've found.... My Hadley/DT Comp/Flow 29er wheelset I have in the works will be ~2083g sans valves and rim tape. Not too terribly different.
    Thanks for this!

    According to the notubes.com site the Flow Ex 29er wheels with 3.30 hubs weigh 1960 grams per set. I wonder does that weight include valve stems and yellow tape? I guess I need to ask Stans.

    So if the 2155 is correct there would actually be a small weight savings with the Flow EX over the Mustangs!

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