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    Wide AM rims (30mm+)?

    Looking for some really wide all mountain rims to run stans and avoid lateral flexing. I've seen several 28mm AM rims and wheels, but I'm wondering if there are any bigger AM wheels out there. Something that I could reasonably build up under 1900 grams, something that comes in 28 hole or less.

    Edit: Thanks for the responses, currently considering Pacenti DL31, Sun Ringle Inferno 31, and the Velocity P35
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    Thanks for the response. Any cheaper options out there? $1200 is out of my price range. I don't need my wheels to be that light or as wide as 35. 31 or 32mm would be my target width.

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    Pacenti DL31 26er Rim in 32 and 36 hole versions. I have the 28mm version. Very impressed.

    * Size: 26" - ISO 559
    * Width: 31.0mm
    * Inner bead width: 26mm
    * Section Height: 20mm
    * ERD: 538mm
    * Weight (26"): 522g
    * Welded Construction
    * Disc Only
    * Hole Count: 32 or 36
    * Color: Black

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    I've been rocking a Sun Ringle Inferno 31 for a year and some now and I really really like it. It's reasonably light and definitely stiff.

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    OP, I think you should consider inner width which must be minimum 28mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaRaBeeN View Post
    OP, I think you should consider inner width which must be minimum 28mm.
    28 inner width would be awesome. But if I can find a reasonably priced wheel or rim with 26mm inner width that comes in 28 hole configuration, I'll be happy.

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    +1 on the Pacenti TL28, very light and pretty strong. Pacenti have several rims and built wheels on their website on sale. That is we're I got mine. Go to BikeLugs.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2cents View Post
    I've been rocking a Sun Ringle Inferno 31 for a year and some now and I really really like it. It's reasonably light and definitely stiff.
    Yeah, my buddy use this one and he is very happy with it as well. Good stuff..

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    Thanks for the responses, currently considering the Pacenti DL31, Sun Ringle Inferno 31, and the Velocity P35.

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    Take a look at the Spank Subrosa Evo rims. Durable, a pleasure to lace up and 520g.

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    Sun inferno 31 here. 25.8 inner width, really nice profile, built up easily. I run them on my all around bike, they weigh 550g per rim. With atomlab pimplite 12x135 hubs my build is 1906g for the set, if I recall.

    Totally worth it. I have a set of ex1750s that I really don't run, because the extra width makes a tire sit so nice.

    I got mine last fall for ~48 bucks a rim. Can't beat em for the price.

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    P35 is a great rim, built up quite well. Awesome volume with an Ardent 2.4 run tubeless.

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    Pacenti DL31s built up really nicely according to my wheelbuilder. Really light laced to Hope hubs but havent ridden them yet. Beads popped into place with authority so they should be a good tubeless candidate. Taped them up already but have tubes in to stretch out the tires and seat the tape better before doing the full conversion.

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    Stans flow EX rims have an internal width of 25.5mm almost exactly the same as the infernos. Look at the spank spike EVO 35al they weight 599g (slightly heavier I know) but are a massive 35mm in width and 29.5mm internal width.

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    Another vote for Spank. I have two sets of Spike EVOs, and two sets of Subrosa 29ers. Relatively cheap, wide, easy to build, and really tough for their weight.

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    Has anyone moved from some of the rims in this thread from a stans flow or dt ex500?
    It would be nice to hear of specific comparisons, since thats what I have familiarity with

    I will start looking at the spank and panceti rims listed. I was told by a guy I've bought a bunch of wheels from that the velocities are pretty nice but that the weld isnt quite as quality as what you find on stans flows

    I'm really interested in the emerging trend to move to a wider rim. I am currently considering do I get my wheels tuned up or get a new build (re-using my hope hub). Thinking the former, hoping that when I do buy there may be more wide options, but if I keep having more broken spokes and stuff I'll buy sooner

    EDIT: the Pacenti dl31 rims are now on sale for $60 on this site BikeLugs.com

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    I have a set of Stans Flows and a set of Pacenti TL28 and really can't tell a huge difference between the two except maybe the TL28 is a tad bit lighter. The rims themselves are equal but the TL28 has eyelets and this brings a bit of extra strength.

    The Flow is 1.1 millimeter wider(29.1 vs 28.0) than the so there little difference there also. The price on the TL28 is $60 compared to the $90 for the flow. It is your call.
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    thanks for the feedback danmtchl. if the flow is comparable to the pancenti 28, then maybe the dl31 is a step up in stiffness and strength

    I guess if those 31s are new, we wont be seeing long term reviews for a while

    I am going to take another look at Spank. i have gotten the impression that the quality of thier stuff is not as high as some of the comparable brands (in general, not specific to rims) but I really dont know where thats coming from...just random forum comments and such and a friend that had a clamping issue with one of their stems

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