I'm building up a rigid SS (26") bike for 80% on-road commutes and 20% XC trail use.
It's going to be a budget build so I've narrowed down my choices to these 3 WTB rims (inner/outer widths/weight):
SpeedDisc XC (17mm/24mm/450g)
SpeedDisc All Mountain (21/26.5/475)
Dual Duty XC (19/24/450)
As these will be going on a Surly 1x1, my first choice was the Dual Duty XC, as it will allow me to run cantis/v-brakes in case of emergencies (e.g. need to send my disc brakes in for repair). It also has fairly good numbers, namely a good inner rim width and fairly light weight. But now I'm thinking of replacing the stock fork with a WB Rock Solid, which doesn't have canti mounts, making the rim brake capability moot. So the DD XC choice isn't so clear anymore.
The SpeedDisc AM is nice and wide, and would probably be the best choice in those terms as I plan to run Weirwolf LT 2.55s front and rear. But it's the heaviest rim of the three.
The SpeedDisc XC is the same weight as the DDXC but is narrower. The only thing going for it is that it's all black (versus the silver rim brake track of the DDXC), which would really go well with the black 1x1 frame and overall colour scheme I'm going for.
I am now leaning towards the SD AM, but now my question is, would the extra 50g total rotational weight over the SD XCs be worth it considering it's 4mm wider?
So, which of these 3 rims would you suggest I go for and why.
TIA for any input.
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