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    i45 rim build

    if you were going to build up a nice set of wheels for a 255lb rider and they had to be i45. what rim, hubs, spokes, etc

    this isnt a debate about dt350 vs ... its more what you would build.

    just looking for ideas. i had scrapers on my last bike but they were a pretty weak rim compared to my i38 rovals. no extra truing etc.

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    I am currently on Scrapers(40) but mulling over a move to Raceface AR or ARC40 rims with an affordable hub, like a novatech one. I have AR25 on my gravel bike & it's great, Scrapers not so much. Had a wheel builder tell me the WTB KOM Tough is very good rim & the two reviews I read seem to say similar.

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    Too bad Raceface stopped making the Arc in 45mm. I'm currently on 40mm Arcs laced to Hope Pro4's with double butted spokes. Wheels have been solid performers on my steel hardtail. I weigh about 265.
    I like turtles

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    i was surprised that the kom were pinned.

    should this matter for quality rims?

    especially for a big guy

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    Too bad Spank doesn't make the radially compliant 350 in a 45 inner width. Maybe they should. And a 40 also.
    Laser spokes with Polyax brass nipples. 32.
    https://www.carbonfan.com/2017-carbo...mm-height-25mm
    Offset spoke hole drilling. 3.5mm beads.
    Use an insert.

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    27.5 or 29?

    Normal MTB or fatbike-width hubs?

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    27.5

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    Not sure i can afford it, but looking at having a set of i45 kom rims built with dt 350 hubs

    Wanted to ask if anyone has these and whats the review?

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