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    The last word on ghetto tubeless...

    ... in my book anyway. A rock reached out and grabbed my wheel right after a jump. After landing on my a**, the rim snapped, and I heard rushing air, but the Stan's sealed it right back up. I had to walk out a few miles, but my front tire was still holding air! I may post the video is I can figure out how...

    So now the question becomes which new rim should I get? Something a little stronger than my XC rim and UST would be nice, but I bow to the all mighty $. Anyone have any experience with the Noetubes rims?
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    You shoulda pulled it true and rode out

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    Damn!!!! In the first pic it looks like your back wheel is messed up too, maybe its just an illusion?
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    NoTubes rims are great! Ghetto tubeless is great! Combine them for a winning formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesaregood
    NoTubes rims are great! Ghetto tubeless is great! Combine them for a winning formula.
    NoTubes rims are great? Do they still have a 40psi maximum inflation?

    My buddy blew up his rim when he ran 45psi.

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    ouch....
    before you buy a stans rim...
    Shame on Stans No Tubes
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    Damn!!!! In the first pic it looks like your back wheel is messed up too, maybe its just an illusion?
    .... or a fisheye lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark
    ouch....
    before you buy a stans rim...
    Shame on Stans No Tubes
    that's a problem with stan's crappy wheelbuilding, not their rims.
    what's your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro
    NoTubes rims are great? Do they still have a 40psi maximum inflation?

    My buddy blew up his rim when he ran 45psi.
    your buddy's not too bright, is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    that's a problem with stan's crappy wheelbuilding, not their rims.
    what's your point?
    Just trying to be helpful.
    Personally I wouldn't want to do business with someone that can't take care of a customer.

    For all I know the OP might be considering an entire wheel from Stan's who knows?


    what's your point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark
    Just trying to be helpful.
    Personally I wouldn't want to do business with someone that can't take care of a customer.

    For all I know the OP might be considering an entire wheel from Stan's who knows?


    what's your point?
    that's not a bad point to make, but that's not what i got from your post.
    my point was: stan's builds crappy wheels, but that's not a reflection on their rims, which are known far and wide as being generally of good quality and great design.
    I can't guess at what you do and don't know.
    The OP said, "So now the question becomes which new rim should I get?"
    sorry for assuming you read his post.

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    I love how any question can start an argument in forums...

    I already read the post on Stans, but I'm looking for a rim to have my friend build up. I guess everyone does get more emotional during the holidays...

    I'm looking on Pricepoin.com and Cambriabike.com, but there aren't many choices on UST rims. Is this all that's out there? Or am I not on the right websites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    that's not a bad point to make, but that's not what i got from your post.
    my point was: stan's builds crappy wheels, but that's not a reflection on their rims, which are known far and wide as being generally of good quality and great design.
    I can't guess at what you do and don't know.
    The OP said, "So now the question becomes which new rim should I get?"
    sorry for assuming you read his post.
    sheesh was just trying to help.
    I'll let you get back to you're grammar checking.

    thanks.
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    last word is...


    havent you heard?

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    what rim did you break? sure it wasnt a build quality issue?

    mavic 819's are a tried and true classic. my 719 (basically the same thing, but not ust) has been flawless and stiff.. my sun eq23 has been too.. im kinda digging some of the sun rims lately, they do seem unpopular though.

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    It was just a Ritchey girder that came on the bike. I'm certain I was going beyond the intended use of the rim on that trail. Sure was fun though...

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