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    29er rim recommendations

    I am looking for some rims to lace up to my King disk hubs. Any recommendations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtail6
    I am looking for some rims to lace up to my King disk hubs. Any recommendations?
    Your weight, ride style, # of holes on said hubs, and desire yes/no to run Stan's/DIY tubeless would be profoundly helpful.

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    rider specs

    weight: 175
    ride style: XC racing - single speed, probably no drops too big,
    hubs: 32 hole
    stans: sure
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    My Salsa makes all the pretty girls take off their underpants.

    I ride Sun CR18 rims because thats what my bike shop had, but all of my 29er buddies love their salsa delgados, I've ordered a pair and Plan on building them within the next couple of weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtail6
    weight: 175
    ride style: XC racing - single speed, probably no drops too big,
    hubs: 32 hole
    stans: sure
    Skip the Velocity Dyads, the rim seems to be a hair to small to run Stan's with the currently available tires. The Mavic T-520, now called the 519 has held up well for me. If you want an off center pattern to reduce dish, check out Ritchy's Trekking rims or the Bontrager selections.

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    I run Ritchey Rock Pro 700 and OCR Pro 700 with Stan's and Moto Raptors. They have never needed adjustment and the tires fit great for the tubless setup.

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    Bontragers

    I would second the Bontragers as they should go nice with the King Hubs. They are known to be light and fairly strong. If you had Surly hubs I would say Salsa Delgatos for a cheaper and yet near bombproof wheelset.

    Get them built by someone that knows their stuff. Dave Thomas at SpeedDream would be my choice to match with the Kings and the Bontys.

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    Alex TD-17 ?

    What's the current verdict on the Alex TD-17 ? I'm currently looking for sub 600g, disk specific, wide (24MM+) rims for my 29".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fattirewilly
    . The Mavic T-520, now called the 519 has held up well for me.
    I beleive you meant "now called the A719"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    I beleive you meant "now called the A719"....
    Yup, thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz
    I run Ritchey Rock Pro 700 and OCR Pro 700 with Stan's and Moto Raptors. They have never needed adjustment and the tires fit great for the tubless setup.
    How close are you to needing a tire lever with this setup?? What other tires have you tried on the Ritchey's and how tight were they??

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    I bought the mustangs. Nice looking rim. Read carefully: no tubeless rim strips for 29ers.
    I can't comment on their longevity because I just built them up and I haven't rode them on dirt yet. BTW- their ERD is closer to 603 rather than the 600 that was in the catalog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fattirewilly
    How close are you to needing a tire lever with this setup?? What other tires have you tried on the Ritchey's and how tight were they??
    I would say it was an 85% hand job, but you definitely need a lever. The first set of tires on these rims were Mutanos, but they just fell on, so common since told me to run them with tubes. For the Motos (wire bead), and my recommendation to all Stan's users, is to take the extra 3 minutes and test fit the tire to the rim with no strip or tape! If the fit is loose, as in you can easily spin the tire on the rim, then you will most certainly need to calculate the amount of build up tape. I estimated that I needed two extra revolutions of reinforcement tape under the Stan's strip. In my experience, this has worked very well since last summer.

    On one occasion, I hopped from one ledge to the next but got the timing wrong and bottomed the tire to the rim with a hard kathunk (no rim damage). It burped a little air out, so I rode hard ahead of the pack to allow time to stop and put air in. In my haste, I pumped to violently with my Crank Brothers pump and yanked the stem from the strip, total loss of air. No big deal, in just a few minutes, I pulled the strip out and put a tube in and back down the trail I went. The next day, I simply removed the tube, glued the stem back into the Stan's strip pocket, re-assembled and all is well.

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    Hey guys, I`m ver new to the 29er stuff and could use a recommendation for rims...

    I`ll want to use King SInglespeed Disc Hubs with 32holes and my riding style is normal MTB, no drops, nothing very had....

    I only ask because I have about 120 kilo and want rims to be strong enough...

    On my other bikes I ride DT 4.1 and Mavic X618 ...

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    Does anyone know a good online store where to buy 29er rims ???

    Here in germany nobody seems to have anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman
    Does anyone know a good online store where to buy 29er rims ???
    Speedgoat has quite a selection.

    http://www.speedgoat.com/catalog.asp?v=2&cat=260&dp=540

    Free shipping to US. Don't know about Germany.

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    salsa delgado!

    I have built 12 wheels with salsa rims. I have never had any problems with them. the are quite fast but very strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz
    I run Ritchey Rock Pro 700 and OCR Pro 700 with Stan's and Moto Raptors. They have never needed adjustment and the tires fit great for the tubless setup.
    Did you happen to weigh those Ritchey's before you laced them up? I'm curious as to the actual weight. They are a claimed 470g front and 480g rear, which is the one of the lighter 29" specific rims I've seen (save for Stan's at ~400g and Bontrager at 460g claimed/490 actual). The Ritcheys look good at 23mm wide and with eyelets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregk
    Did you happen to weigh those Ritchey's before you laced them up? I'm curious as to the actual weight. They are a claimed 470g front and 480g rear, which is the one of the lighter 29" specific rims I've seen (save for Stan's at ~400g and Bontrager at 460g claimed/490 actual). The Ritcheys look good at 23mm wide and with eyelets.
    Are you guys talking about the 700c Trekking Rim listed on the bottom of this page: http://www.ritcheylogic.com/rims.htm?

    I was thinking about using these to build my wheels too. They don't appear to be named "Rock Pro" though. They seemed like a good option to me too.

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    I just got 2 new Salsa Delgato's in from the LBS today to build up a couple front wheels...1 will be a REAL disc hub to go on the front of my new monkey, the other will be a gold non-disc King front as a spare......

    Let me say that I think the Salsa Delgato has the best of all worlds when your priorities are the combination of: Price, Strength, Weight, Durability, and Function.

    Let me also say that they look different that the older ones, must be the stickers on the rims, but they look dead sexy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Are you guys talking about the 700c Trekking Rim listed on the bottom of this page: http://www.ritcheylogic.com/rims.htm?

    I was thinking about using these to build my wheels too. They don't appear to be named "Rock Pro" though. They seemed like a good option to me too.

    Yes, I was talking about the Trekking rim. The version with eyelets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman
    Does anyone know a good online store where to buy 29er rims ???
    Here in germany nobody seems to have anything...
    Have look at: http://www.bike-components.de/catalo...?cPath=248_125

    The Mavic A719 and DTswiss TK 7.1 are both suitable 29er rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyblau
    Have look at the Mavic A719 and DTswiss TK 7.1 - both suitable 29er rims.
    Indeed. Retrospectively, I think they are on the same level as the Salsa's. The A719's are a tad heavier, a tad stronger, and a tad more expensive (by a factor of 2.3 or so). I built the A719's for my Leviathan where I wanted maximum long term durability, no matter the cost. But for most applications, I think the Salsa's where the smart money is.

    Related news: I corrected the rotor rub issue by going to a 6" rotor. Perhaps the 8" ones are thicker, i don't know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    Indeed. Retrospectively, I think they are on the same level as the Salsa's. The A719's are a tad heavier, a tad stronger, and a tad more expensive (by a factor of 2.3 or so). I built the A719's for my Leviathan where I wanted maximum long term durability, no matter the cost. But for most applications, I think the Salsa's where the smart money is.

    Related news: I corrected the rotor rub issue by going to a 6" rotor. Perhaps the 8" ones are thicker, i don't know...
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    Thanks guys, I had the Salsa Delgados in my hand a few hours ago...

    I maybe should have said that I want to use discs, and if there is any chance to find a rim which is disc only and without the sides for v-breaks I`ll try...

    or can I stop trying right now ???

    I just think that the look of V-Break sides on a rim used with discs is not that nice...

    Thanks,

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    Thanks Cloxxki, now excuse my dumb questions and maybe you can tell me where to buy those and make my day a lot better...

    Thanks a lot,

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    This and other threads have been pretty interesting, as I'm building my first 9'er.

    I went with cr18's, building for disc use (no way I could use rim brakes on the non machined sidewalls!). They came together pretty well, and look better than I imagined. They were also darned cheap, and I picked them up locally.

    Now I'll hope they hold up!
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    Sure thing. Bontrager at any Trek/Fisher/Klein dealership.
    Alex, hmmm...I must admit I got mine when I worked at an LBS with a distributor in the USA. It's a world-wide operation though, right?
    What bike are you planning to build up?

    I left out my personal favorite (which I never got to use, because it was disc-only). Rigida Taurus2000. It's 26-27mm wide, it's black disc only, and 520g. A good LBS will know where to ask for them. Rigida uses regional distributors I believe, that also supply shops with everything for citybikes. The Taurus would add a bit of volume to the tire, which is good. High-end trekking bike specialists might know some more as well.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks for the quick answers Cloxxki...

    It is gonna be a Sycip 29er, Singlespeed, what else

    Unfortunately the LBSs here are very very unwilling to help...

    You can buy complete bikes there, but if you need anything which only smells special first thing you hear is "we don`t know, we never had that and can`t order it or it doesn`t exist "...

    But I guess I`ll find that somewhere, and then I`ll post the bike when its ready...

    Right now the frame needs some colour and then must be shipped to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman
    I just think that the look of V-Break sides on a rim used with discs is not that nice...
    I know what you mean....for my personal tastes, I like a V-rim on a Disc hub...maxiumum versatility is king for me...

    If i wanted a disc specific 29er rim, it would be the bontrager Mustang, alone without a competitor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregk
    Did you happen to weigh those Ritchey's before you laced them up? I'm curious as to the actual weight. They are a claimed 470g front and 480g rear, which is the one of the lighter 29" specific rims I've seen (save for Stan's at ~400g and Bontrager at 460g claimed/490 actual). The Ritcheys look good at 23mm wide and with eyelets.
    Never gotten a chance to weigh the rim, but the rear wheel on my 'crosser the last 2 years has been a Rock Pro OCR, and it's held up great. I'm also happy with the 3 Delgados that I have, too. Never weighed those either, but rumor has it that their weight varies a LOT, and can end up in the neighborhood of 80-100g more than claimed.

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