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    Rim suggestion for light riders SS?

    hey guys, my wife's rear wheel has 2 big dents and flat spots. it's time to retire it i'm pretty sure. can anyone suggest an alternative to what she's got? maybe something....a tad lighter etc? not looking to build a blinglespeed so were in the cost effective range...
    she's got a King laced to a 32hole Velocity VXC rim...so what (all black) rim might be a good alternative?
    I'm thinking either the DT Swiss or the Mavic 717....any thoughts?
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    Not many that are lighter. The Mavic XC717 Disc might be lighter. I have weighed the 317 at 404g (claimed 395) and the VXC at 409g (claimed 420).
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    I believe I bore witness to the installation of the latest dent:-) That curb after the luge can sneak up on you quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    I believe I bore witness to the installation of the latest dent:-) That curb after the luge can sneak up on you quick!
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    So is the DT Swiss easy to get a hold of?

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    American Classic are really lightwww.amclassic.com

    oops only available as a full wheel.
    Last edited by rounder; 11-03-2004 at 10:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    So is the DT Swiss easy to get a hold of?
    I built up a set w/ Kings . I've been beating on them hard with no problems so far. i got mine from Mike at http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...8&category=280 . Note the Free shipping.

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    They're not really lighter, but the Sun Sub IV rims at Jenson are all black and $15 apiece. At that price, 440g is light enough for me. I picked up a pair a while back but haven't gotten a chance to build them up yet. Just figured I'd offer a more budget-oriented alternative.

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    Thanks for the tips guys.
    I went on down to my LBS, www.thepathbikeshop.com and picked up one of these sweet babies...in stock. i hand selected some shiny purple spoke-nipples too and handed it over to one of the best wheel builders I know....

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