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    Rim suggestions for 29+ Fat Bike build

    Hey all. Been thinking for a while of converting my fat bike to a 29+ w/ 3" tyres. I know the frame can accommodate it but I'm having some difficulty finding rims. I had settled on the Easton/RaceFace ARC 45 but can literally find these nowhere. Also, same goes for WTB Scraper i45. I had settled on 45 width as being optimal for the kind of riding I want to do. Rigid frame at moment but may look at suspension fork in the future. In a perfect world these would be built onto Hope Fatsno 32h hubs. Having no luck finding either rim so open to other suggestions.


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    Sun Race Durocs may be an option.

    Keep looking for the other easton/RF and the Scrapers, there should be some out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetheviking View Post
    Sun Race Durocs may be an option.

    Keep looking for the other easton/RF and the Scrapers, there should be some out there!
    yep I have seen those on sale, 50mm rims I think. Also have seen these but trying to find something a bit cheaper: https://www.charliethebikemonger.com...rim-4191-p.asp


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    yep I have seen those on sale, 50mm rims I think. Also have seen these but trying to find something a bit cheaper: https://www.charliethebikemonger.com...rim-4191-p.asp

    I have the Arc 45's in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I have the Arc 45's in stock.
    Thanks mikesee. Actually, your site was one of the first ones I hit when on the Trek Farley thread. However, I am in the UK so trying to avoid any import/postage costs and have a friend who will build these up. I'm sure they'll come back into stock somewhere. Otherwise I may have to look at a different brand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Thanks mikesee. Actually, your site was one of the first ones I hit when on the Trek Farley thread. However, I am in the UK so trying to avoid any import/postage costs and have a friend who will build these up. I'm sure they'll come back into stock somewhere. Otherwise I may have to look at a different brand.
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    Thanks but CRC are just up the road from me (well they WERE until they moved to Wiggle HQ and laid off a few hundred local workers!) and I need the 32h in stock, not the 28h. They used to be the goto place for buying stuff but I only buy from them now unless I have no other option. Vitus, Nukeproof, Hotlines, Ragley, Brand-X and probably a handful more are all Wiggle brands now. They used to do great demo days here....sadly a thing of the past now.


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    If your also in the UK then HALO VAPOUR 29+ are good and ace value,
    Stronger than their Freedom 80mm Fatbike rims and they are tubeless ready. You can buy em direct from ISON Distribution, the Halo hubs are good, i use them and their spokes for wheel builds these days as are a fraction of the cost of big brand names and so far been reliable
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    I am happy with the Mulefut 50 on my Stache 29+ and I put them on my Niner ROS 9 Plus as well, because the Niner came with terrible Stan Hugo rims.

    You can get the Mulefuts really cheap on Amazon, like $34. I think I paid $120 each two years ago for the set I put on my Niner ROS 9 Plus.

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    thanks folks. Still holding out for 40-45s if I can. Already run Mulefut 80SLs so want something a touch more nimble. 50 might a bit weighty for me. I do note though that Trek specced Duroc 50s for the 1120 which is the direction I'm headed with this build...minus all the bikepacking stuff.

    Edit: After a bit of research the Duroc 50 come in a bit lighter than I was expecting. Lighter than Arc45, Duroc is coming in at 655 vs 690 for Arc45. Might be a runner!


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    i know saying this is blasphemy on here but the direct companies like Nextie, Lightbicycle, XMcarbonspeed, Ican and theone i sued Dengfu all have either rims or wheelsets depending on what you want. i have notices that their 50mm carbon rims run 140-210 ea. depending on what verison. that is more than alloy but they will weigh way less.

    I built a set of 50mm Dengfu rims up with DT Rev spokes and chosen hubs for under $550. I did the building so i saved there. I am going on 3 yrs with these and no issues.

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