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    Pacenti TL28, WTB i23 KOM or Stan's ArchEX??

    I see a new Flux or maybe a Solo/5010 in my future. I'm gonna need new rims for it as well. I'm looking at Pacenti TL28, WTB i23 KOM or Stan's ArchEX. I've had read a mixed bag of comments on the TL28. It appears to be a wide, stiff rim with eyelets but it may dent a bit easy. I'm not sure if the KOM is even available yet. The Arch is proven but a little more narrow than the others. Does anyone have any experience to share?

    These will be used on midwest trails. Very few rocks but plenty of roots. Drops and jumps are less than 3 feet to flat. No crazy long climbs but a ton of short ups and downs. The Mavic 819 I am running now on my 5 Spot have never needed trued in 4 years.

    Thanks!

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    I use arch's and have been more then happy with them. I'm not a pick that smooth line type of rider, I'll bash through and over over all the rocks! They're still round ad straight as day one. I'd build these rims up again.

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    Thanks. I am likely going to go with the Arch EX. It's a good, known quantity.

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    For what itís worth I have two sets of the WTB i23s (26"). Ride them on my Spot, run them hard over roots and drops up to ~7ft. Darn tough, I have Schwalbe HD's on them and have never burped. I was looking at Stan's but the WTB i23's bead hook is beefier without a significant weight penalty...and this review sold me too: WTB Frequency i23 Team custom wheelset - BikeRadar

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