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    So many rims to choose from, so little $$$.

    Thinking about building up a Cross Check. Several ?s.
    1-I am looking at getting a wheelset that might be forward compatible to a 29er (read: more industrial strength cx wheelset).
    2-What would make a nice rim?
    3-What sort of widths do folks consider that accomodate 30mm cross tires to 2.1 inch tires mtb tires?

    I would like to mount to Shimano XT disc hubset (rim should not be disc specific). I weigh in at about 160#, ride spirited.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Sun CR-18's. Affordable. Nice and shiney. Eyeletted. BuIld up well. Ok on wieght. Other wise Salsa. They're somewhat affordable too.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Ird

    IRD Clydes are a great deal. I copied this from their site...

    CLYDE ROAD/CROSS:
    A super strong 3-channel rim for loaded touring, cyclocross and heavy riders.
    6061-T10 alloy


    Extra thick walls
    Single eyelets
    CNC-machined braking sidewalls
    24mm wide
    ERD 607
    570 grams
    32, 36h drillings
    Colors: ED black, silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meat Foot

    I would like to mount to Shimano XT disc hubset (rim should not be disc specific). I weigh in at about 160#, ride spirited.



    Mike
    Salsa for sure. Actually QBP sells a stock wheelset w/ Salsa hoops, XT disk hubs, 3x as a stock item in their catalog. Check out Aebike.com or your LBS. Any dealer can order these for you very easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow
    Salsa for sure. Actually QBP sells a stock wheelset w/ Salsa hoops, XT disk hubs, 3x as a stock item in their catalog. Check out Aebike.com or your LBS. Any dealer can order these for you very easily.
    I bought a pair of Salsa Degado Crosses based upon all the rave reviews I read here. The braking action on the front was uneven and grabby from the very beginning. Because of this problem, I replaced the rim under warranty twice. The problem persisted with all three rims, varying in degree only slightly. Salsa was very responsive and looked into it. Their conclusion: my Avid Ti brakes were at fault. So I tried it with Avid Mag and the plain-jane Avids and still had the same problem. I've given up and decided to learn to live with it. I don't know what to conclude from all this but next time I'm buying something else.

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    I say salsa..they work great for me...wish they had a disc specific model, but I kind of like the rim track now...at first I was very anti, but it kind of goes with the theme of my KM.

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