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    Help with rim selection!

    Hey guys

    I need some help in selecting rims for my new wheelset. They are going to be laced to a pair of Hope pro IIs on a pivot mach 5. I weigh 64 kilos fully geared up and do heavy trail riding with a mix of rocks and 2-3 foot drops. Possibly doing some light jumping.

    The rims in question are

    1) Spank Oozy
    2) WTB i23
    3) E thirteen TRS+

    Which would be a better buy, the e thirteen is there just for laughs as its a pretty pricey piece of kit.
    I understand both the spank and the wtb are not welded, is that such a big deal in actual usage in terms of durability?
    Also, would I feel the difference of 2mm in terms of inner rim diameter, the TRS n Oozy are 21mm, wtb is 23mm

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    I've had zero issues with sleeved WTB rims, they are solid and work great tubeless.

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    Anyone else care to chime in? Anyone at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by razmaru View Post
    Also, would I feel the difference of 2mm in terms of inner rim diameter, the TRS n Oozy are 21mm, wtb is 23mm
    I've been pondering this too and wondering if I should wait for the i25. 30% wider than my current 19mm, my aim to reduce sidewall deflection but I have no idea.

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    I think i'll be happy with an ID of 23mm, my rubber queen 2.2s are squirming on my beat up 19mm rims as well. The i25s will put them in direct contention with the newer flow EXs. Are you using beefy tires?

    The oozy's are slightly more expensive than the wtbs, weights are comparable, with the oozy being slightly lighter. I just want to know which of them is more durable and would I notice a 2mm difference in rim width.

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    You will notice a difference with wider rims, especially if they are also stiffer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razmaru View Post
    I think i'll be happy with an ID of 23mm, my rubber queen 2.2s are squirming on my beat up 19mm rims as well. The i25s will put them in direct contention with the newer flow EXs. Are you using beefy tires?
    I'm using 2.2 and 2.4 contis so not particularly beefy. I just want to stop the tyres rolling on the rim as much at lower pressures, stronger is appealing too.

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