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    Rim Suggestions

    Hey guys, need some rim suggestions. I'm wanting to buils up heavy duty trail/ All Mountain rims. I am a pretty heavy set guy (220 before gear) so need some durable rims. I will be running Hadley hubs. Thinking bout DT Swiss EX500 rims or ZTR flows. Wondering what thought you guys have. I am open to other good suggestions.
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    I've got the EX500s on my EG, and the DT5.1D before that. I'm quite pleased with them, but I'm 175 + gear. Tubeless setup was easy. My "sloppy conditions" wheelset is a Sun EQ31 - seems very stout, and at a reasonable weight. The Sun MTX series is even burlier.

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    Riding with a few people who have the flows. They are my next rims of choice. Seems to be pretty strong with the "bead socket technology" junk they push. All I know is I havn't seen a 225lb buddy taco his yet (now the stans hub that's another story )
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    I'm a Flow fan boy

    I've got Flows on my EG laced to hopes. I have a full season on them of hard riding and I never knocked them out of true once or had one flat using cafe latex and standard Maxxis Ardents. I got up to about 190 without gear toward the end of the season. I'm actually considering a set for my freeride bike.

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    Been on Flow/Hope front for half a season. Light and pretty strong.

    Gonna try something wider next maybe Supra D. Wide as my heavier rims but like 100 g lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible
    Riding with a few people who have the flows. They are my next rims of choice. Seems to be pretty strong with the "bead socket technology" junk they push. All I know is I havn't seen a 225lb buddy taco his yet (now the stans hub that's another story )
    Hey now, I have had the Stans hubs for over a year now and no issues what so ever!!!!!!!!
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    Go with the Flow. Lace them to some I9's.

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    +1...

    ...for the Flows. I have gained a few L-Bees (240 right now) over the past year and I was getting continuous pinch flats on my original Stan's ZTR Arch rims. Switched up to Flows/CKs and all is good once again!
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    Hey now, I have had the Stans hubs for over a year now and no issues what so ever!!!!!!!!
    Dude that broke this one is a large fellow with calves the size of my waist. He isn't easy on parts so take that with a grain of salt, and some lime and a little......
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    I'm 200lbs without gear and I've got a summer on the flows with my EG. Haven't gone out of true at all even with some big drops and sketchy landings.

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    I'm, cough, 240 currently and my 729's take ridiculous amounts of abuse and never blink an eye. Marriage and Mono is a morbid combo, but I'm working back down to my starting weight and I've surprised myself by how fast I still am for a big man
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    Was gonna get some P35s (29.5mm) to try for a xc set but shy'd away.

    2.5 tires fit in the EG w/ 729's?

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    yeah.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG
    Was gonna get some P35s (29.5mm) to try for a xc set but shy'd away.

    2.5 tires fit in the EG w/ 729's?
    Never had any fit issues, unless of course you count when So. Utah's famous clay begin adhering and accreting itself to my tires.
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    Nah clay doesn't count, 2.1s would pile up, only seat stay buzz.

    Good to know thanks

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    buzz is more about tire height than width

    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG
    Nah clay doesn't count, 2.1s would pile up, only seat stay buzz.

    Good to know thanks

    The only tire to ever buzz is the Maxxis Advantage (2.4), that includes some very meaty dh tires. The volume on the Advantage is enormous!
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    Interesting.

    I had some WTB XL rims w/ @ 25mm inner width, 2.5 single ply exo dhf's came pretty close. Maxxis has funky sizing.

    Haven't seen the Advantage, you know if it's bigger than the 2.5 exo dhf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG
    Interesting.

    I had some WTB XL rims w/ @ 25mm inner width, 2.5 single ply exo dhf's came pretty close. Maxxis has funky sizing.

    Haven't seen the Advantage, you know if it's bigger than the 2.5 exo dhf?
    Maybe it's not very helpfull, but they're very similar in size to Continental Rubber Queens 2.4 (and that's a huge tire for 2.4).

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    I have Conti RQ 2.4 on a 28mm rim in the back of my EG. Still a fair bit of room. I could probably run 2.7 back there, but not in the mud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    I have Conti RQ 2.4 on a 28mm rim in the back of my EG. Still a fair bit of room. I could probably run 2.7 back there, but not in the mud...
    Which rim has 28mm, do you mean Flows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG
    Which rim has 28mm, do you mean Flows?
    No, the DT EX500. It might be 27.8mm or something like that, but it's close enough.

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    Inside width?

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    No, the DT EX500. It might be 27.8mm or something like that, but it's close enough.
    Doesn't DT measure profile from outside width?

    I might have to check those out

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