View Poll Results: For the money, which rim is better/ stronger?

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  • Mavic EX 721

    31 83.78%
  • WTB Dual Duty FR

    5 13.51%
  • other

    1 2.70%
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    Mavic EX 721 or WTB Dual Duty FR

    I am planning on getting a new wheel set for my single speed which I do some urban assault and drops with. I want a rim that I never/ rarely have to true and has to be v-brake compatible. So for the money, which rim do you all think is better/ stronger? I am not worried about weight. Thanks.

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    I have the Dual Dutys and you are better off with the 721s.

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    I hope you're new in the biking world. the 721's would be lots stronger, but if you're going to cost the dual dutys are much cheaper.
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    I did not know If I was just paying for shaved weight with the 721.

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    I'm going to say Mavic EX 721's, but the Dual Duty's aren't as garbage as everyone plays them down to be. I thrashed a set on my FR bike for 3 seasons and I never had to true them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    I'm going to say Mavic EX 721's, but the Dual Duty's aren't as garbage as everyone plays them down to be. I thrashed a set on my FR bike for 3 seasons and I never had to true them.
    Thats pretty good. The rims I have now are stock and I have to get them trued ever 3 months and I hardly consider what I do freeride.

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    I've been running dual duty FR's for a season and a half now. Tru'd them once, they are janky as hell but they havn't busted open yet. I dont do sh!t to my wheels.

    but go 721's....
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    I think dual duty's get a bad rap because the only time you see them is when they come spec'd on a mid-lower range bike to keep the overall cost down. Does anyone ever say "hell yeah, gotta get me some dual duty's after I trash this wheelset." ?
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    No, everyone say "I gotta get a better wheelset, I just trashed my Dual Duty FRs"

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    I have Dual Duty FR's on both my DH bike and my 6" bike. I am not nice at all to either bike. I also had the wheels built very VERY well. These are the only rims I've found that I can tag the living goddamn sh*t out of many times each run and not get more than a couple mm of flat spot depth on the rim. They don't crack and hairline like the Mavic ceramic always does.

    They're light, strong, narrow-ish (good tire profile), and they're super cheap. WTB's most under-rated product ever. I know that I'm never going to own a Mavic again after denting and cracking every one that I owned through minimal use.
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    721's

    I am a big guy and tend to plow through things... the 721's are a fantastic rim. Barely touch them and seem to always be true.

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    Wrong post
    Last edited by lalocotequinta; 06-22-2008 at 01:30 PM.

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    ive droped 10 feet to flat with my wtb dd's and they stayed true.....if the wheel is built right u wont have any issues and the price is nice

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    I don't know anything about the Mavics but i have also have nothing but good things to say about Dual Duty's. Strong and cheap. I think nashbar has the rims for about 20.00 each

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