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    SunRingle Helix SL TR25 vs DT X 392?

    Hello everyone!
    Firstly, please excuse me for my English, it's not my native

    I'm building a new "lighter" wheelset for my 700c (29") rigid fast commuter and jsut can't make my mind on what rim to use: SunRingle Helix SL TR25 or DT Swiss X 392.
    They are intended to be used with 700x35 - 700x40 tires (with tubes) on fairly rough urban terrain with lightweight Novatec hubs laced with 32 spokes. I'm about 85kg (187 pounds).
    Sun is about 1.5 times cheaper, 50g heavier and I just can't find reviews.
    DT... well, it's DT, it's lighter, it's a bit narrower (20mm vs 215mm internal), I love their serious site with lots of technical info...

    Is Sun worth a go? Or should I stick with DT?
    Thank you!
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    Had Sun Charger experts on my mtb. Blew up the rear hub three times. Built a set of DT Swiss and never looked back.
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    Thanks, Rngspnr, for your reply, but I'm about rims not hubs.
    Hubs are to be Novatec 711/712

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    OK
    I still think you'd be better with DT.
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    Read a lot about DT softness and decided to go with Sun ))
    1806g new wheelset for $200.

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    You'll be happy with the Sun hoops. I had no real problems with the hoops, in fact I relaced the rear hoop three times it was mainly the hubs. I'm a clyde at 235# geared up, I can also turn a big gear easily. I was running a 28/36 ratio on 29 wheels. Weight, power and ratio is what killed the hubs. But I will say that my DT Swiss have less dings than my Sun's had. I haven't heard of DT's being soft. I have heard that Race Face/Easton's are very soft. Good luck with your new wheels let us know how they work for you.
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    Thaks! I'm sure I will. I dislike rim decals but these ones fit bike colour scheme almost perfectly so maybe I'll even leave them for now ))

    SunRingle Helix SL TR25 vs DT X 392?-img-f2cc0d7612019206ecfd7b3213e8b152-v.jpg

    I will report but I'm not sure this will happen any time soon as I still have to decide on... tire tubes and brake rotors. Don't know why these decisions are hard for me deciding between some extra 10-20 grams.
    Tires are to be Schwalbe Marathon Racer 700x38C.
    Tubes... Schwalbe? Maxxis? Continental?
    Rotors... Shimano RT66? Ashima Airotor? Alligator Starlite? Why can't Shimanos be as light as Starlites? Or maybe just leave 90-grams Promax I already have on bike?
    This stuff makes me crazy ))

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