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    29er Rim advice for 36H hub

    So I just picked up what I thought was a great deal on a Hadley front hub. It's 36H though, and I'm now learning that 36H rims are much harder to find. My original plan was to build up with a set of Frequency i23, but it looks like WTB doesn't even do a 36H!

    Any suggestions in the >20mm rim world without breaking the bank.
    I already know about the Flow EX.

    Other plan is to resell the Hadley and start over.

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    Sun Rhyno-Lite! Great, inexpensive rims that last forever!
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    Not cheap but tubeless ready is the Pacenti TL28 or DL31
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    Velocity makes the P35, Blunt and Blunt SL in 36 hole. Sun also has the MTX-33 and Inferno 25.

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    Just noticed the Velocity rims. Looks like a good option.

    The Sun Ringle Inferno rims are IMPOSSIBLE to find in the 36H rim. Would love to go that route though.

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    I have 36H Mavic TN719 rims. They were relatively affordable and are still working nicely. But, it looks like they're 19mm wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Just noticed the Velocity rims. Looks like a good option.

    The Sun Ringle Inferno rims are IMPOSSIBLE to find in the 36H rim. Would love to go that route though.
    The 25 is narrower than you wanted and the 27 is not available in 32h and 29" AFAIK. The Velocity tubeless rims are design by Kirk Pacenti, but are not eyeletted and are notoriously soft if you ride in rocky conditions. The Pacenti rims are made by Sun-Ringle, Welded, and Eyeletted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    The 25 is narrower than you wanted and the 27 is not available in 32h and 29" AFAIK.
    Sun Ringle website says the Inferno 25 internal width is 20.3 and the Inferno internal width is 22.3
    Website also says both rims come in all three hoop sizes and both come with either 32 or 36 holes. Doesn't really matter since nobody has them in the 36h. Fakkers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    The Velocity tubeless rims are design by Kirk Pacenti, but are not eyeletted and are notoriously soft if you ride in rocky conditions. The Pacenti rims are made by Sun-Ringle, Welded, and Eyeletted.
    This helps. I've got my options down to:
    1. 36h/32h SILVER Velocity Blunt for about $125. Silver could look horrible. Maybe not though........ (purple Yelli Screamy)
    2. 36h/32h BLACK Velocity P35 for about $150
    3. 32/36 Black Stans Flow EX for about $180
    4. 32/32 Black Frequency i23 for about $130 and I resell the Hadley Hub, probably end up using a Forte Xenduro I've got collecting dust (I know their rear hubs are questionable, but how bad could a front be?)
    Too many choices.....

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    After thinking about it...it's just a front hub which is two bearings, a shell, and a axle. If it were a rear Hadley I'd make the effort, but a front no way. Just get something else in 32h and get the i23 TCS rims which are awesome.
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