I've done a bunch of searches but haven't gotten any solid answers.
The Mavic 223s on my Ironhorse duel-boinger lasted me about a year. The rear rim got a little runout pretty quick but lasted alright up until the other day, when I tweaked it and blew out a few spokes. I ride not-too aggresive XC with maybe a 2 foot drops at the most.
I swung by Performance yesterday, talked to an employee, and he said that the Crossrides were a good rim that is quite a bit stronger than the 223's I had, so I went ahead and bought some. Got them home, mounted 'em up, THEN counted the spokes... Yikes! 24 on the rear! They are straight-pull, and bladed, if that makes a difference.
If they are noticably stronger than my 223's I can live with them, even if they do need a little maintainance, but I don't want to kill them too quick, for 200 bucks. BTW, I'm currently 225lbs without gear.
So have any clydes ridden Crossrides and not killed 'em?
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