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    Lightest xc rims...

    I'm looking for a very lightweight rim for my race bike, currently have AM928 rims on my pivot and would like to drop some more weight off it.

    Was looking at the Recon Pro series rims... I weight about 82kg at race weight(180lbs). These alone would save me 270g total... figure its rotation weight too, counts for more.

    Any thoughts?

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    What inner width do you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerVernon View Post
    What inner width do you want?
    25mm-28mm would be ideal.

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    Order some Carbon Fan XC rims. Add in DT Swiss ceramic 180 hubs. Send both to Berd for spokes.
    That will result in a totally reliable 29" XC wheel set in the widths you desire at around 1250g or so.
    If you really want to get nuts you can drop even more weight in the hubs. Go to Fairwheelbikes and look at their WW hubs.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk

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    For discussion sake... there is an alloy option. I ran Stan's Crests for a couple of years... they are stupid light (364g). I was sure I'd destroy them in short order, but they took everything I could throw at them with no issues.
    The two downsides are... they are a little tricky to build and they are a little flexier than your average rim. I went to a higher spoke count and found the flexibility completely reasonable.
    TTUB - Ventura County California

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    déjà vu. +1 on Carbonfan.
    Do the math.

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    I can't find the Oxive light rims or Light Bicycle light xc rims. So Carbonfan seems like the logical option. https://www.carbonfan.com/t800-tubel...28mm-33mm-35mm

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    I found the LB 295. 295g for 25mm wide. Seems like the one to go for.

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