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    New question here. Salsa Delgado rims

    Salsa Delgado rims,
    Has anyone used these to build up a 29'r SS?
    They are cheap, but will they last?
    I have seen a few people build them with CK hubs so it makes me think that they have to be somewhat ok.
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    excellent rims

    as tall, as they are wide, easy to mount tires, and durable. I use them on my road bike, my cross bike, and my Karate Monkey.
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    I had problems with them.

    Well, specifically the Delgado I had on my front wheel. I use rim brakes and the braking action was uneven and grabby. I tried 3 different Delgado's, they all did the same thing. I sent my wheel to Salsa for analysis and they said the problem was my Avid Ti brakes. I tried 2 other types of brakes and had the same problem. I finally gave up, replaced the Delgado with a Sun XTC- problem solved.

    Fine print:
    1. I have a Delgado on the back, and it's never given me any problems.
    2. No one on this forum ever says anything bad about the Delgado's except me.
    3. Salsa support was prompt and attentive. No, they didn't solve the problem, but they I think they did everything they could.

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    Delgados here

    I've been mountain biking on mine (laced to XT disc hubs) for a year and a half now, no problems (165 lb, not super-aggressive but they've taken some hits). I also have one laced to the SRAM DualDrive Disc hub I used for commuting this winter, and it has survived a lot of curb jumps with 60-80 psi tires on them, still perfectly true. They're one of the best choices out there if you want a sturdy rim with reasonable weight and cost. This thread is likely to be indundated with more positive responses over the next 24 hours or so!

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    Use em' on both my 29ers

    They're solid. I've not had any issues or trued either wheel since I put them on last winter. Can't speak for that brake track issue, never heard of that before, but the tall brake track makes for easy setup and use with canti's or V's. That being said I've got discs on both my rides. Run em'

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    I am running a set now SS with new Surly hubs and v-brakes. I am 6'5" and 225lbs. and ride them pretty hard. Tested them big time in Comfort TX this past weekend. They are holding up fine. Seems lots of folks are running them and if there was a problem it would show up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage
    Well, specifically the Delgado I had on my front wheel. I use rim brakes and the braking action was uneven and grabby. I tried 3 different Delgado's, they all did the same thing. I sent my wheel to Salsa for analysis and they said the problem was my Avid Ti brakes. I tried 2 other types of brakes and had the same problem. I finally gave up, replaced the Delgado with a Sun XTC- problem solved.

    Fine print:
    1. I have a Delgado on the back, and it's never given me any problems.
    2. No one on this forum ever says anything bad about the Delgado's except me.
    3. Salsa support was prompt and attentive. No, they didn't solve the problem, but they I think they did everything they could.
    I use rim brakes on my Delgados with no real problem. They do seem to have a funny ribbed surface. If I were in the market for some new rims, I would probably buy one of those Kris Holm unicycle rims, and if it worked buy another. Not sure how much they cost though.

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    King/Delgato's -- Like Butta'

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    Yep, same here

    Been using them for almost a year on a KM SS, both rim and disc. Have built a couple of wheelsets up, and they're spiffy for the cash. They're double eyeletted too, makes for a nice strong wheel.

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    well, I don't want to bash...

    I had delgados laced to kings. I potatochipped the front one....but it was a pretty gnarly wreck and I think any rim would have done the same thing. I replaced it with another delgado.

    The rear was another thing. I had it for almost 2 years when I found the cracks all along the circumference of the rim, probably 2/3rds-3/4 of the way around underneath the rim strip. I have to say though that the people at the LBS and the pepperman really took care of me and replaced the rim under warrantee.

    I replaced it with a bontrager maverick though. I must say that I am most seriously a clyde though at 245 +.
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    250#+

    and still SSing them on my KM. No issues a full season in. Ride them rigid and love to jump/hop/skip off of everything.

    That said, my next wheelset will be Rynolite or Holm's. Not that the Deltacos have failed...more piece of mind.

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