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    best downhill rim

    I need some help. I have a brand new demo 8 and it came with the dt swiss 540's. I ride some rocky stuff and have managed to bend them pretty bad after only 5 rides. I need something that is somewhat light, but strong. Price is not an issue. What would you guys recommend?

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    dontcha?
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    mavic 823s fit the bill, as long as your willing to switch to UST..
    "The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams."

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    Mavic 721 for light and strong.

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    I suggest 729's with stans tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    mavic 823s fit the bill, as long as your willing to switch to UST..
    You don't have to run tubeless....
    Ground Steeze. @iggy_strbac

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    I;ve had great luck w/ the Atomlab Pimps.

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    Ok... rim time again.. (use the search function dummy!)

    the short list goes as follows :

    ex823 - tubeless, strong, relatively light, awesome choice
    ex729 - very burly, wide, strong, somewhat brittle alloy from personal use
    ex721 - light, strong for how light they are.

    Atomlab pimps - strong, heavy... flat spot somewhat easily from personal use.
    pimp lites - lighter, and coincidentally flat spot even easier.

    Arrow FRX - strong... very strong. kinda narrow though.
    Arrow DHX - incredibly strong - also incredibly heavy. never gonna hurt these though.

    Halo SAS - burly as hell. heavy as hell... but they pretty much are bobmproof like the DHX
    Halo Freedom Disc - perfect width, light, very strong vertically, and pretty good laterally. **My choice for rims... after owning all of the above. **
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    Transition Revolution- strong, heavy, inexpensive and of course all the same ones that everyone else mentioned

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    my vote is for solid stone wheels.


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    should know better.....
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    here ya go
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