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    How are the DT EX5.1D rims holding up for those of you who are running them on your DH/FR bikes?

    I'm building a new race bike and trying to keep the rotational weight to a minimum. They look like a good canidate. The will be hand laced by myself(UBI and DT Swiss Cert. wheel builder) so I'll know they were built well and properly/evenly tensioned. Having a truing stand sitting next to me at the shop everyday will keep them easy to maintain.

    Any thought?

    -Kevin

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    Only had them a month on my DH but almost a year on my All-mountain rig.So far so good. Im 185 but im easy on rims so no complaints. And I do notice the less weight.
    Enjoy every ride!

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    200 lb with gear, love them. Multiple pinch flats through the rock gardens at Downieville, multiple times I could have sworm I flat spotted, nothing.

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    My 5.1's are fine. I've broken two spokes on the front and had to get it trued but no flat spots.

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    Sounds like I ought to be pretty well off then. I'm sitting at 160lbs with all my gear and a well supplied camelback(yes I practice while wearing a camelback).

    I think stiffness wise I should be ok with the 150mm rear hub adding some triangulation to the spokes. That and I'm usually smooth...except when I'm not.

    Thanks guys.

    -Kevin

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    considering the 5.1's myself. not happy with my mavic 325 up front, halo freedom out back is ok but sidewalls dent easyish. i think the 5.1's are light for their reputed strength. i am also looking at the ztr freerides, 545g. interested in more feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan pablo
    considering the 5.1's myself. not happy with my mavic 325 up front, halo freedom out back is ok but sidewalls dent easyish. i think the 5.1's are light for their reputed strength. i am also looking at the ztr freerides, 545g. interested in more feedback.
    Your freedoms dent easily? I've been riding mine on double butted spokes to 440 hubs for about a year and a half and never had a problem with denting, flatspotting or knocking them out of true.

    -Kevin

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    i've been running EX721's and was thinking of moving to the 5.1's to save a bit more weight but keep the strength, not sure if I am going to get much advantage from the switch though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by colb
    i've been running EX721's and was thinking of moving to the 5.1's to save a bit more weight but keep the strength, not sure if I am going to get much advantage from the switch though..
    Nah keep the 721's

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Nah keep the 721's
    that's what i'm leaning to

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