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    Bomber aluminum rim for Enduro 29er

    What aluminum rims have you had the most success with for longevity?

    DT Swiss EX?
    Spank oozy 350?
    Chromag?
    Others?

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    The DT Swiss EX 471 is very strong for its weight, but a bit narrow. I ran it for a while in a 275. Not sure if there is a 29 equivalent. I heard quite a few pro enduro guys were running that rim when they were on 275 hoops.

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    big fan of wtb frequency rims. I have yet to dork one up, and previously i'd mangle about 1 rim per year. They use a properly hard aluminum, and have an extra rib down the middle to prevent flat spotting. I like the 4d drilling a lot, too.
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    Iíve had good luck with E13 TRS rims. So far have not dented them nor had any issues on them.

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    If you have issues denting rims then the DT SWiss FR 560 , E532 or Race Face Heavy duty are great choices. The other rims are strong as well.

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    I should add some additional info. My current rims are the Raceface AR30, which I've read are quite soft. There's several dents, which have been reduced with a Huck Norris insert. I'm climbing for my rides, so I'm not looking for anything to portly. The AR30 weigh 545g, so I'd like to keep roughly around that weight. I understand some rims are manufactured with stronger aluminum then others. I'm riding with 2.5 front/2.4 rear tires.

    Thanks for the other suggestions, but the FR560 andE532 are a bit heavy. I don't think I'm that hard on rims, just the AR are soft and want something stronger that will last me.

    Thanks.

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    DT Swiss EX511 (30mm iw) and EX471 (25mm iw). Pick your poison
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    Spank Spike Race 33 is darn near bullet proof and i28, so good for a rear rim and 2.3-2.5 tire. Surprisingly light weight for it's durability.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Spank rims are the strongest rims I have run so far. Currently on Oozy 345s, but the Spike Race 33 looks good too. Stan's are soft and WTB are better, but Spank will get my money unless I go carbon

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    This winters 29r build will be getting Vibrocore 350's with Onyx and DT comps.
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    You'd do yourself a favor (long term) by learning to be very pernickety with your tire pressures now, with your current dented rim, before replacing. Get it dialed specifically enough and you could replace with the same rim and not dent it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    DT Swiss EX511 (30mm iw) and EX471 (25mm iw). Pick your poison
    This right here, no better Al rim than these two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    This right here, no better Al rim than these two.

    Assuming you run medium to high pressures for your specific tires. They tend to burp with regularity when running on the low end of the spectrum.

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