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    Sun Ringle - Equalizer 21 Rims

    Has anyone gotten their hands on these things and built them up?

    USE:
    RACE/ CROSS COUNTRY

    WIDTH:
    21mm

    BEAD WIDTH:
    21mm

    INNER BEAD WIDTH:
    16mm

    SECTION HEIGHT:
    15.1mm

    WEIGHT:
    350g


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    I havent yet, but am currently tossing up between a custom build with these, or AC's. If I go ahead, ill let you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the rat
    I havent yet, but am currently tossing up between a custom build with these, or AC's. If I go ahead, ill let you know...
    I'm eagerly waiting for a pair of these rims and I would like to read some feedback from somebody who used the Equalizer 21. It seems really this rim is the successor of Lime Light, isn't it?

    And what about the application of the any tubeless flap available on the market?

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    This is the email I received from Sun Ringle.

    Thanks for the email!!! EQ 21 rims should be in stock by the end of the month they will ship to are Canadian disturber Norco. Have your local shop contact them at the end of the month to early feb to get them on order for you.

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    Hayes Bicycle Group
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    Thank you very much Cheers! to know that. I would like to order a pair of those rims for the wheelset I have in my mind. My primary issue is that I'm in Italy, so it could take a while to arrive through standard distribution.
    Are you going to buy a pair of those ones too?

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    Curious to know if anyone has gotten their hands on some equalizer21 rims... I'm still waiting on a pair of tune hubs that have been back ordered for months, so I haven't gotten the rims yet.

    Right now it is a toss between them and notubes ZTR 347g Olympics, with it slightly favoring the Sun Ringle ones as I still use tubes.

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    Ok... 3 weeks have come and gone. Surely someone has had the chance to get their hands on some. I'm curious as to your opinion on these things and if you managed to get them on a scale to verify that indeed it came in at 350grams or less.

    Thanks.

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    Only weight I can find so far is 359g from this japanese website.

    http://www.diatechproducts.com/sunri...equalizer.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Ok... 3 weeks have come and gone. Surely someone has had the chance to get their hands on some. I'm curious as to your opinion on these things and if you managed to get them on a scale to verify that indeed it came in at 350grams or less.

    Thanks.
    Someone in the 29er forum has built up the 29er version of the 27mm. Rims are available, but not the lightweight XC versions. There are so many "Equalizers", this is going to be a name problem....

    P

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    Oh snap! Those would look ridiculous on my bike in gold!!!
    www.cycletofitness.com It's only a super-awesome website for a super-awesome store. Just click it. I dare you.

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    Here is an update.

    weight came in under the manufactured claimed weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Here is an update.

    weight came in under the manufactured claimed weights.
    Thanks for the update. Those puppies are light! But can they hold up to 5 foot to flat?

    Let us know how they build/hold up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P
    Thanks for the update. Those puppies are light! But can they hold up to 5 foot to flat?

    Let us know how they build/hold up!

    P
    These rims aren't meant for tricks/jumps/drops. They are marketed as XC race rims, and that is why I bought them. They will handle 15% inclines that are 200 feet long no problems.

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    Build em up! I wanna hear how they ride!!! Just about to order them myself...

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    Wow, it's always shocking when products come in at weight or even below. I think there is finally a good alternative to Stans rims. This is very good news. Thanks for posting these up Cheers. Might have to start trying to get a hold of some.

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    Here's the build.

    Tune King Front Hub
    Tune Kong Rear Hub with Ti Freehub
    Sapim CX-Ray
    32 spokes, 3 cross
    Sun EQ21 Rims
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    And the ride is???
    a) Astounding
    b) Incredible
    c) Orgasmic
    d) All of the above?

    Have you mounted anything to them yet? If so, is it as good as any other rim? Any feedback is welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Here's the build.

    Tune King Front Hub
    Tune Kong Rear Hub with Ti Freehub
    Sapim CX-Ray
    32 spokes, 3 cross
    Sun EQ21 Rims
    Thank you, Cheers!

    What about the weight of your hubs? Which length did you use for your spokes? I'm going to use the same spokes, although I'll use a DT Swiss 240S hub set.

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    Whoooah...those turned out so nice! What are you putting those on? I think this demands a full shot of the bike! Hope they serve you well.

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    The Rat: They are still in the mail. USPS is taking longer than expected. I'll post an update once I get them.

    ppower: Unfortunately I have to fess up. I didn't build them up. I had a top wheel builder build them up for me. All I did was spec out the parts and he did the rest. So I'm unsure what length of spoke was used. The Tune King Front hub weighed in at 136g, the Tune Kong with Ti Free hub came in at 230g.

    Cranked: They are going on my 2007 Kona Hei Hei Supreme I'm building up.
    For Tires: I'm going to be switching between the Schwalbe 2008 Racing Ralph 2.1 and Furious Fred 2.0 with Maxxis Flyweight tubes

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    Here they are mounted up with disc rotors and tires

    Disc: Ashima ARO-08, 140mm rear, 66 grams
    Tube: Maxxis Flyweight, 88 grams
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.0, 295 grams

    Now I just need a fork for the bike. The store shipped me the wrong fork...
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    I think thats going to be a real stunner when its built up and dialed in. I see you're sporting the new Ashima rotors, did you get a weight on the 160? Can't wait for the finish product, I would be unholy pissed about the fork mixup, but what can you do? The blue details will be a very tasteful bit of 'pop' to play against that beautiful polished frame.

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    Cranked.

    Check out this thread over at the weigth weenie forums.

    I think the claimed ashima 160 mm rotor weight was 86 grams...? They weighed 82 grams.
    Ashima Brake rotors ARO-08 160mm & 140mm

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    Yep, caught the evolving flame war a couple minutes ago. Anyway I'll be looking for your thoughts on premature disc/pad wear and overall performance in general. I can tell you relish in the details of a fine build.

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