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    29er rims, Oh my!!

    Hopefully, going to be getting my first 29er SS frame. 08 GF RIG. I have everything else i need except for rims. I will be lacing them to Hope Pro II hubs. I dont want anything super light weight, cause most trails i ride arent that smooth or flowy by any means. Just would really a pair of rims that are very durable and not too expensive. I would love white rims, but that isnt too important. Just seeing what everyone thinks and all your ideas. Pics would be sick!! Thanks everyone.

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    Stan's rims are pretty awesome. Check the descriptions- a couple have weight recs, others don't.
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    I am riding a set of Stan's Flow rims and have been very happy with them. I am about 190, ride rigid SS on East Coast techy trails, not much smooth and swoopy around here! They are pretty light, but not weight weenie stuff. They setup tubeless very easily, are wide enough to give your tires a nice wide footprint for extra cush and traction. Oh yeah, and they are available in white! They are not cheap however.

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    Stans NO Tubes flow rims in white....Strong, durable and proven by many in the forums here

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    I just got white P-35 rims and laced them [well, the rear so far] to gunmetal Pro II hubs. Very nice! 290mm spokes all around, or 289mm will work too. My Maxxis Ardent 2.4 tires are in the mail...
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    You might consider the Salsa Semi and Bontrager Duster as well.
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    The best 29er rims I've run are Stan's Flows and Bonty Dusters. I like 'em about equally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant
    The best 29er rims I've run are Stan's Flows and Bonty Dusters. I like 'em about equally.
    My '09 Rig came with the Dusters......... Still waiting on the Bonty tubeless kit (back-ordered)............

    So far, so good with these wheels....... FWIW, I'm no small guy either..... 220 lbs / 6 feet tall.......

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas, this will be quite a decision. Could anyone tell me what spoke size would be needed for the Stan's Flows?

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    here is my setup...

    DMR revolver Hubs
    DT Straight gauge spokes
    Halo Freedom Disc Rims (only 50 bucks per)

    i dont run tubeless...but i would like to give it a try.

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    Anyone have any experience with Velocity Blunt rims? They might be a bit light for your needs: http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=626 Also, they come in a lot of colors / patterns (including white.)

    I am trying to decide between these and some Stans right now.
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    I had the Blunts.....went through 2 rear rims in 2.5 years.....cracks around the spoke holes.

    Now have Stan's Arch's.......about 6 months on them so far. They are not as wide as the Blunts....and not as stiff either.

    I was very rough on the Blunts.

    I got the Archs just to try.....I don't run tubeless. Will probably go back to Blunts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbt11string
    Hopefully, going to be getting my first 29er SS frame. 08 GF RIG. I have everything else i need except for rims. I will be lacing them to Hope Pro II hubs. I dont want anything super light weight, cause most trails i ride arent that smooth or flowy by any means. Just would really a pair of rims that are very durable and not too expensive. I would love white rims, but that isnt too important. Just seeing what everyone thinks and all your ideas. Pics would be sick!! Thanks everyone.
    Mikesee is lacing up some Hope Pro II hubs to some Stan's Arch rims for me right now. Looking forward to getting them dirty...
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