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    We the people ... Alex rims, what's the word?

    Looking at Alex rims, but couldn't find any reviews. What's the word? dh/fr aspect or riding, 150lbs, no drops bigger than 10 ft (10 is rare).
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    i've got a set of Planet X BMF's (rebadged Alex DX32) on my ZigZag and have been using them for over 2 years now and i absolutely love them. they see daily DJ and a fair amount of DHing as well. not a single ding or even a tiny flatspot yet.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    i've got a set of Planet X BMF's (rebadged Alex DX32) on my ZigZag and have been using them for over 2 years now and i absolutely love them. they see daily DJ and a fair amount of DHing as well. not a single ding or even a tiny flatspot yet.....
    Is there any component(s) you haven't used?
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    only a few.....

    you go thru tons of stuff looking for bulletproof parts, plus i've been doing this (MTB'ing) since 1992 and 10 years of BMX racing before that.............


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    I know what you mean.
    I've only been riding seriously since about '98, but once I got serious the upgrade-itis hasn't stopped.
    I think it's an incurable disease.
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    me2

    i got a set of em that came stock on my norco5hun. they rule. i am sure there are lighter rims out there, but it does not bother me. they are stiff and they hold up to all kinds of abuse (my bike is set up with a rigid fork and I have no flo). They have survived two 1 week trips to whistler over the last year and a half that i have owned them.

    The rear that i have is a 24 inch, if that matters to you.

    Tire & tube changing has been pretty easy with them too. I have had kenda and nokian 2.6's and a 3.0's on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e<i>o
    I know what you mean.
    I've only been riding seriously since about '98, but once I got serious the upgrade-itis hasn't stopped.
    I think it's an incurable disease.
    I wish I was always upgrading... half the time I am just breaking stuff.

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    Ok, so DX32 two thumbs up. But what about other models? They have a sh!tload of them, howdo I know what I need. Their descriptions aren't that helpfull.

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    At 150lbs you should be able to run just about anything you want, as long as you're a fairly smooth rider. Also, most of the strength of a wheel comes from the build, not the individual components. I'd recommend the Sun Singletracks. If you really want Alex rims, I'd probably go with the Supra D's, or those DX32's if you're running rim brakes. They also make one called the Supra BH which they list as an 'extreme FR/Jumping' rim. I don't have any personal experience with the Alex's, though.
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    Sun

    I have Singletracks now and they keep coming out of true. I did 1 day at Attitash and the wheels are sh!t now. They are also very soft and I managed to bubble them really well. I am smooth, but hey, when it gets to DH with big boulders to plow through it becomes rough.

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    Like I said, the wheel build is where most of the strength comes from. Find a decent wheel builder and just about anything will work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastminutebastrd
    ....................or those DX32's if you're running rim brakes..............
    these rims will be perfect, they are lightweight and very strong. rim brakes (ala- magura) can be used with these but v-brakes cannot. the rims are very wide (39mm) and v-brake arms would have to be so wide your ankles will kit them while pedaling, so much so that pedaling becomes impossible. but i'm sure that's a non issue here...


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    i got discs. so dh32 vs Supra?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13
    i got discs. so dh32 vs Supra?
    not sure which one you are referring to, there are like 6 different supra models...


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    Talking about Supra BH. Keep in mind I want to save SOME weight. I was thinking Supra BH front, DX32 rear (24"). What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13
    Talking about Supra BH. Keep in mind I want to save SOME weight. I was thinking Supra BH front, DX32 rear (24"). What do you guys think?

    Thanks!
    the supra bh appears to be identical to the azonic outlaw rim. i think it may even be the same rim. and we all know how much i love my outlaw rims......


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    Yeah, we do. So Supra BH is way to go? Do I have any other options for rear 24" in 600g range?
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    it the Supra BH is the same rims as the outlaws (we all know alex makes rims for practically everbody, and from the profile and weights listed, my money says they are) you will not need other options.....


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    Supra BH isn't made in 24", that's the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13
    Supra BH isn't made in 24", that's the problem.
    i'd just grab the DX32's and call it good.....

    (but the DX32 rear and the supra BH up front would be a solid setup. they may look funny side by side though, one is very wide with a low profile and the other narrower with a taller profile)


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    I don't care bout looks! Thanks WCH!
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