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    WTB Dual Duty XC vs. Sun Rhyno Lite.....

    ....which would you choose and why? Machined sidewalls on both. Rims to be built up into a V-brake specific wheelset. Is one rim better than the other or are they two peas in a pod.

    I forgot to mention after reading Hardtailforever's post below that I am asking about the 26" version but that's very good feedback none the less.

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    I don't know about the 26" version, but the 700c/29" version of the WTB Dual Duty sucks. Wheels wouldn't stay true, so I rebuilt them with better spokes and super even, high tension, but nothing helped. I had them on my commuter until I destroyed them both. They're not that light, but the durability and stiffness isn't good either, so I don't see the payoff. The Sun Rhinolites are a much stronger, much wider, much stiffer rim that will actually hold up. My only caveat with the Suns is that the braking surface isn't as good for rim brakes, but it's not terrible either. And what good is a braking surface if the wheels won't stay true because the rims keep getting damaged?
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    I have had good luck with the Dual Duty XC. The Rhyno lite is going to be stronger but they are quite a bit heavier also. And wider but thats not a bad thing.

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    Rynos will be stronger but a real PITA to mount tires and god forbid you get a flat on the trails you better hope you packed the park steel tire levers. I use kool stop pads on the rynos and they modulate well.

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    Not the same but I run wtb dual duty FR rims on my 7point. I love them, they have taken direct hit head on. (wasnt paying attention and hit a car at a reg light, no comments please ) Im not sure about the XC dual duty but I know they are build very similarly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Teeth
    Rynos will be stronger but a real PITA to mount tires and god forbid you get a flat on the trails you better hope you packed the park steel tire levers. I use kool stop pads on the rynos and they modulate well.
    Yup, the Suns make it hard to get the tires on. I've found that Panaracer tires are bigger than most and make it reasonably easy to fix a flat, so that's what I use on my bike with the Suns. I broke many a plastic tire lever with other brands of tires.
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    I just remembered that I had suns on my HT awhile back. I didnt like them that much, real flexy and needed constant truing. I'd run away from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratman
    ....which would you choose and why? Machined sidewalls on both. Rims to be built up into a V-brake specific wheelset. Is one rim better than the other or are they two peas in a pod.

    I forgot to mention after reading Hardtailforever's post below that I am asking about the 26" version but that's very good feedback none the less.

    Thanks
    The WTB Dual Duty FR is a better comparison to the Rhyno. About the same width and weight.

    I would pick either of the WTB DD XC or FR simply because of the tire mounting issues with the Rhyno.
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