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    American classic 101 review

    I've had crests on my 29er. Which I found to have some flex.
    I just had my flow ex rims replaced with American classic 101 rims.

    After 2 rides and 50 miles the 101 as if it is just as stiff as the flow ex if not stiffer. They set up tubless super easy and I used the tape that A/C supllies. I'm running 26 front and 28 rear with no burps and the tires snapped in the bead area nicely.

    The rims were 355 each (650b) compared to stans crest claimed 367.

    I'm honestly glad the crest was back ordered or I would have never looked at the 101 cause I didn't even know about them.

    Another plus is there are almost no graphics on the rims. Just a small American classic logo.

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    What's the inside width on these rims?

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    Excellent! Had Crest on a 29er and thought they were super flexy (I'm about 165). Looking for a new 650b race-day wheelset and the 101 looks promising. Thanks!

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    Quick search finds $99 per rim on Universal Cycles. Ouch. Where'd yours come from?

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    Well I have about 4 months on my 101 rim and it is now showing signs of the nipples pulling through the rim. Not cool! AC is out for Interbike so I will have to wait to hear what their reasoning for this debacle is.

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    Keep us posted please.

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    so what happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by centaur11 View Post
    Well I have about 4 months on my 101 rim and it is now showing signs of the nipples pulling through the rim. Not cool! AC is out for Interbike so I will have to wait to hear what their reasoning for this debacle is.
    Did AC make it right?

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    Whats up guys, sorry for being a little off topic, but any one have experience with the AM all mountain 29- Really a big fan of American Classic, all their products that I have purchased are great so I'm surprised to hear about the issues with the 101's but I just wanted to get some first hand experience as well....preferably from any Clydes who are riding them...but i will take what i can get ; )....Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by centaur11 View Post
    Well I have about 4 months on my 101 rim and it is now showing signs of the nipples pulling through the rim. Not cool! AC is out for Interbike so I will have to wait to hear what their reasoning for this debacle is.

    What was the outcome? I am getting close to building a new wheel set and wondering how these are holding up in the real world.

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    I'm also interested in the durability of AC 101 rims. I would like to know how those rims have held up under heavier riders. My own weight is 100 kg (220 lbs).

    I'm looking for lighter 29er rims for XC with 21mm or 23mm inner width to replace the DT Swiss M520 rims. Real weight of tubeless friendly 29er rims in this width category is around 450-460 gr (e.g. WTB KOM, Pacenti TL28, Halo Vapour). The extra 70-80 gr of weight savings that 101 rims offer is really tempting.

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    I'm selling my new AC101 black 32H rim (just one) if anyone is interested.

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