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    blunt 29 rims

    anyone running these? any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    anyone running these? any thoughts?
    Nope - Flows. That help?
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    no.

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    I think that Gangi clown has a set?

    I'm running the Blunt 650B's. I like 'em but I think they might be a little outta spec, cuz my tire is far from snug.

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    Blunts suck. Easily bent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Blunts suck. Easily bent.
    what are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    I think that Gangi clown has a set?

    I'm running the Blunt 650B's. I like 'em but I think they might be a little outta spec, cuz my tire is far from snug.
    Gangi cracked his blunt rim pretty bad and had to trash them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    what are you running?
    I currently have five sets of Flows, some are several years old. Can't seem to kill them. Weight is reasonable as is stiffness.

    I did recently kill a studier, now unavailable Stan's rim called the FR, but that was total user error...too little air, followed by too big a rock.

    I had some Arches, but I thought they were a bit flexy. They are sturdy rims as well though.

    What are you going to use the rim for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    I currently have five sets of Flows, some are several years old. Can't seem to kill them. Weight is reasonable as is stiffness.

    I did recently kill a studier, now unavailable Stan's rim called the FR, but that was total user error...too little air, followed by too big a rock.

    I had some Arches, but I thought they were a bit flexy. They are sturdy rims as well though.

    What are you going to use the rim for?
    Everything. Full Rigid 29er singlespeed. Bikepacking. 2.55LT weirwolf tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    Everything. Full Rigid 29er singlespeed. Bikepacking. 2.55LT weirwolf tires
    You may be fine with an Arch.

    I also like the Bontrager OSB stuff. I hear they have a pretty bulletproof tubeless system as well.
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    Get a cheap set of Sun Rhynolite 29'ers. About $26 a rim. They lace, tension, and build up really nice, and if you ding or wreck one, you won't be crying about how much a replacement rim is going to run you.

    I've not been able to do any damage to a Rhynolite yet, front or rear, and I'm not the smoothest rider picking the best lines on my Niner WFO.

    Blunts tend to ding about as regularly as the Salsa DelGado Disc rims I had. Salsa discontinued them, so that should tell you something about the quality control issues they had with them.
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    Blunts are fine. I have to wonder if these peole are running real low PSI and hitting the rim against rocks and the trail surface. There are higher quality and better strength-to-weight ratio rims out there avail, so if you got the money, there are better ones, but blunts are great for the price and hold up just fine if the wheel is built properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Nope - Flows. That help?

    I understand now. Thanks for all the input.
    Flows it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    I understand now. Thanks for all the input.
    Flows it is.
    I've been real happy with the Flows. Work great tubeless with the right tire. I went 36 spoke but looking back don't think I needed too. Also had a set of WTB DD FR rims. Held up well but went with the Flows when I wanted to run tubeless.
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    Flows. I've run them rigid, SS 29er on everything. They won't let you down. Very durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris
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    yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    yes?
    Bontrager wheels have been doing great for me, easy as pie tubeless that is rock solid as are the wheels.
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    Gordon - I had a set of Blunt 29s on my Bianchi Rita...and until I cracked the rear rim I was a big proponent of them.

    The Blunts are CRAZY wide inside -- like 24mm (wider than a Flow). That made the tire tread flatten out once mounted...which gave them a very solid feel (as opposed to mounting tires on skinny rims and getting that "squirmy" feel).

    The Blunts were also really stiff. Mine were laced up with Hope hubs (regular up front -- SS in back).

    And the price was right too.

    However, I was unfortunate enough to whack the rear rim on a huge rock *right* on the weld/seam. The tire pinch flatted and the bead hook folded over somewhat. I figured it was going to be a simple fix until I saw the crack (which was partly covered by the sticker). Then it was all over. When I rebuilt the wheelset, I went with Flows because they came in white and I wanted to go tubeless without a fuss.

    Speaking of which...I never tried to mount up the wheels with Stans or a ghetto tubeless system (always ran tubes). The cavity in the center is pretty deep, and I think you have to fill it with weatherstripping before trying to put a Stans rim strip in there. Anyway, there are plenty of threads out there describing the process with the Blunts. It looks like a fair amount of work is involved, which is the reason my replacement wheels were built with Flows.

    Thx...Doug

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