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    819 vs Flow vs Syncros

    Hello,
    Looking into two new sets of UST wheels (gf & myself).
    Going with Hadley hubs, supercomp spokes but undecided on rims. Thought of the 819's but was recommended Flow's by the builder.
    G/f= 130lbs 6in trail bike, aggressive xc/all mountain, not much air, with some lift access days thrown in
    Me= 220lbs 5in trail bike, same description but with 3-4 drops.
    Also, gf would like to get white rims (Syncros), but I just saw some beautiful poder coated 819's.
    Any thoughts?
    Thank you,

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    The Syncros are not UST.

    My Flows have held up fine in similar use.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Ssinga

    My bad, forgot to mention that the Syncros would need rims strips to be run tubeless.

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    A UST tire on UST or Stans rims is a better set-up from my experience for heavier riders. Rim strips work most of the time but do have a tendency to burp much more often.

    Since the Syncros would be for your GF, who is nearly 75lbs lighter than me, her experience would most likely be different.
    Nothing to see here.

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    I've used Flows and 819s - for a pure UST application, I like the 819s better, however, like both sets of rims. My Flows are on my 29er and I run tires tubeless. I weigh 210.
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    What made you prefer the 819's over the Flow's?

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