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    Wide Rims

    Been a while since i've been in the market. I've been using the 819's on a my rune laced to King rear /Hope front.

    Rims have been awesome EXCEPT they are really too narrow. Hate how the tire folds sometimes cornering or odd angles.

    Thought about 823's but they seem like too much. Kind of leaning towards Flows now. Any other options? I'd really like to stay with a tubeless set up.

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    Stan's Flows and Bontrager Dusters are both 28mm wide and tubeless capable.

    Flow Rims

    The Dusters are only available from Trek dealers.

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    wtb am race tcs

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    Flows. Wide, relatively light, stiff, and tubeless.

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    yep - flows, dusters and the wtb tcs line are your best bets.

    the flows and wtb use tape, the dusters use a molded strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhandluchs View Post
    Stan's Flows and Bontrager Dusters are both 28mm wide and tubeless capable.

    Flow Rims

    The Dusters are only available from Trek dealers.
    external width of 28mm means little, it's the internal width that gives a tire its profile. Flows are 22.5 I think? I don't know about the Dusters? Most 28mm rims are 21 to 23 max. Widest non DH rimes I know of are enve [email protected] 24mm internal, but the price is just silly. WTB Stryker AM are 23mm. Most mavic's @ 28mm external are 21mm internal. I think all mavic narrower than 28 external are like 19mm internal. Way to narrow for wide tires IMO. I9 enduro rims are 22.8 I think, but I've heard mixed reviews in regards to tubeless?

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    Aren't Flows & 823 relatively the same width? And both are tubeless. Why would the 823s be "too much?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Aren't Flows & 823 relatively the same width? And both are tubeless. Why would the 823s be "too much?"
    because they weight almost a lb more per set. for all mountain/trail riding that's pretty significant at the point on a bike where extra weight is most felt.

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    Ahhh... Got it. No mention was made that "too much" meant too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'size View Post
    because they weight almost a lb more per set. for all mountain/trail riding that's pretty significant at the point on a bike where extra weight is most felt.
    Yup. Sounds like flows are the ticket. Thanks for the advice.

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