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    All black rim brake 26" rims?

    Does anyone know of any all black 26" rims that are rim brake compatible? Something like the h plus son archetype rim but in 26. I'm not fond of the silver brake track...
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    If you use it for more than a week or two, the brake track will be silver anyway.

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    ZTR 355 if you can find them. The all black and all white versions were sold as rim brake compatible as well as the ones with the pre-machined sidewalls which are unobtainium at this point.

    But as stated, you'll end up with a silver brake track on any rim in a matter of a ride or two.
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    Specialized. But they'd have to be NOS, natch


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    Look for ceramic if the brake track bothers you. I'm looking at a set of Bontrager Valient A Syms right now that are completely black.
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    Sun Rhyno Lite XL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    ZTR 355 if you can find them. The all black and all white versions were sold as rim brake compatible

    I'll have to check when I get to the shop this morning but I think I have ~a dozen of these left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I'll have to check when I get to the shop this morning but I think I have ~a dozen of these left.
    They'll typically squeal quite a bit at first, but they still work well. Great lightweight rims as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    They'll typically squeal quite a bit at first, but they still work well. Great lightweight rims as well.
    All 26", 32h:

    I've got one black Rhino Lite with msw.
    4 Arch in white.
    2 355 in white.
    2 Arch EX in black.

    I've heard of people using the Arch/Arch EX with rim brakes but haven't done it myself. Seems like there'd be a bump at the seam that'd have to be dealt with.

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