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    New Origin8 80mm Rims

    These look pretty sweet at half the price of Surly Holy Rolling Darryl's though they weigh a bit more...



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    For the weight watchers:

    O8 - 80mm rim = 1049g @ $75

    Surly RD = 860g @ $180

    for a difference of 189g and $105
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    New Origin8 80mm Rims

    I wonder which is stronger.


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    Re: New Origin8 80mm Rims

    Quote Originally Posted by Geist262 View Post
    I wonder which is stronger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    The white one
    Only in the snow, it's gets +3STR for being in it's native environment.

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    Looks just like Fat Sheba with holes in it. Sorry to be a hater but....Meh
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    Oh and not really half the price because they are about the same weight as the un holy RDs that sell for $130.
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    New Origin8 80mm Rims

    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Only in the snow, it's gets +3STR for being in it's native environment.
    Can a paladin use them?

    Seriously though, why are they heavier? Different materials than the RD? If so, is the heavy one stronger or cheaper material that weighs more. My RDs have some dings in them. I would sacrifice weight for strength.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geist262 View Post
    Can a paladin use them?

    Seriously though, why are they heavier? Different materials than the RD? If so, is the heavy one stronger or cheaper material that weighs more. My RDs have some dings in them. I would sacrifice weight for strength.

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    If they are the same as the Fat Shebas which I've spent a serious amount of time working on em drilling them etc and they sure look like them. The fat Shebas where very thick soft metal with pinned joints that like to make noise. Also Larry's and endos realy fit loose and they where a pain to mount. up. One thing to know heavier doesn't necessarily mean stronger. Of coarse this is all based on if these are truly Shebas.
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    New Origin8 80mm Rims

    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    If they are the same as the Fat Shebas which I've spent a serious amount of time working on em drilling them etc and they sure look like them. The fat Shebas where very thick soft metal with pinned joints that like to make noise. Also Larry's and endos realy fit loose and they where a pain to mount. up. One thing to know heavier doesn't necessarily mean stronger. Of coarse this is all based on if these are truly Shebas.
    Thanks for your insight bdundee.


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    I Have 2 sets of drilled out fat shebas with many many miles on them. They have been flawless. No issues to speak of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippy View Post
    I Have 2 sets of drilled out fat shebas with many many miles on them. They have been flawless. No issues to speak of.

    No I never really had issues with them either except for tire fitting and heavy but there is a reason they pretty much went away. They did get the job done though and for a low cost just better options out right now.
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    These are a great lower price option for the non weight weenie. After all it is a fat bike with 3-4lb tires

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    how about some long-term durability of the rims..............

    I look forward to the day that i can get some new rims for my Pugs. I am still rolling on the same Large Marge double walled behemoths that came on it. I have never even had to true the wheel to date!!
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    Anyone know where I can buy a pair NOW? They're out of stock everywhere and I need them for a Christmas present build. Please pm me if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geist262 View Post
    Can a paladin use them?

    Seriously though, why are they heavier?


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    Cheaper alloy and thicker material. Don't know how it gets cheaper then the RD though, they dont even clean up the seam weld on them.

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