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  1. #1
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    Sep 2005

    29 er wheel build

    I need some help deciding on some new rims for my Rumblefish.These would be a primary set built up with some X9 Sram hubs I already have.
    I'm running a tubeless setup that is the stock wheel set- Bonty Dusters with the Bonty tubeless kit.Nice set up by the way, easy and bead locks on the strips.
    These wheels are the Offset spoke bed system and I've had no problems in the 3 months I've ridden the bike.
    I was thinking of going again with the Dusters but also would be up for the Arch's or the WTB rims- I like the rim beads on those.
    Do the Offset spoke beds build a much stronger wheel or is it all nuance?
    Will I feel the slightly extra weight of the WTB? 470 gms vs 520.
    Also prices on the Arch's are about $80 vs the WTB's at about $45, worth the extra $?

    Thanks in advance for any input
    Eric S

  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    If you like the ease of the Bontrager TLR system, then get a set of Dusters from the LBS to build up. Another option for 2011 is the new WTB Laser TCS Trail 29er rim, which is also UST compatible like the Bontrager TLR system. IME the offset spoke beds don't make much difference, even if the reasons for it on paper are sound.

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