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    Help me pick some RIMS

    If you were building a new wheelset today, and wanted to go tubeless, what would be your pick on the rims?

    Should I even consider ghetto / stans or go with UST?

    I'm 180 pounds, generally light on my feet, not a crazy hucker or a bike basher... but this wheelset needs to withstand Whistler trips...

    So what should I get?


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    No question, Mavic 823s.

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    823s laced to your hub of choice.

    For FR / DH there really is no other worthwhile UST rim out there...
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    +3 on the 823s. i only wish they would've made an 829 for a slightly wider rim.
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    I went down this road. 729's and stans. No complaints at all.

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    Well I just finished building new wheels and I used Sun MTX29 rims and Hope Pro II hubs. Ghetto tubeless using strapping tape, electrical tape, motorcycle tube valves, and homemade sealent.

    They survived a total beat down on the Pro/Am course at the last Snowshoe race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoManerz
    I went down this road. 729's and stans. No complaints at all.
    I used 729's for 3 years and not a single problem with them. I wanted something lighter so thats' why I went with the MTX29.

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    Word. I have some XM823's on the way. I wish they were a little wider than 28.8mm but it will work.

    Ok one more question, can I run a Maxxis Minion 3C (dh casing) on here? It doesn't say UST on the tire. Do I need UST tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    Word. I have some XM823's on the way. I wish they were a little wider than 28.8mm but it will work.

    Ok one more question, can I run a Maxxis Minion 3C (dh casing) on here? It doesn't say UST on the tire. Do I need UST tires?
    I run 2.7 and 2.5 non UST Maxxis DH tires on the 823's with Stans sealant and they are pretty much money.

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    What 666 said
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    the 823s are the steez son.
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    No thread about tubeless DH rims would be complete without this link:

    http://www.sicklines.com/2008/02/04/...-mavic-ex-721/

    Make sure you read the comments.

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    I actually went throught this 2 weeks ago and end up getting the mavic 823s.

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    no joke....823's with Hadley....5 years on same wheelset
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    I got tired of of ghetto tubeless problems on soft dt swiss rims, so I ordered some 823s baby!
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    More and more switching to tubeless and after all my weekend pinch flats I gotta consider it plus I am going to rebuild with my hope pro2s. What I want to know is once the tubeless is setup what is the lifespan and need to knows of maintenance?
    At least I know I can get 823s in Thailand.
    I just want to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    no joke....823's with Hadley....5 years on same wheelset
    +1

    Seemingly indestructible for me

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    32 or 36 spoke 823's?

    You guys running 32 or 36 (or combo) spokes w/ the 823's? I go about 195 w/ gear and will run a 36 back w/ my existing Hadley but considering 32 for the front. Anyone running that setup?

    Thanks,

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