Rather than create a new thread, hope it's OK to bump this one up a bit as my query is similar. I'm looking for new singlespeed 29er wheels. Decided on Hope hubs but still unsure on rims: not sure whether to go for Stans Crest or Stans Arch or something completely different.
Q/ Any advice on the most appropriate Stans 29er rim for my purposes?
(my 26ers have EN321s, I'm 85kg, but tend not to get airborne on the SS - not sure if Arch's are more sensible, but the weight saving getting the Crests is very appealing).
Q/ Stans rims don't appear to have eyelets - is that correct? I always thought eyelets made for a stronger rim. Can anyone enlighten/correct me?
Q/ If not Stans rims, what would you suggest?
I'm looking at JRA's custom wheels at the moment as they're one of the few offering pre-built Hope SS hub with 29er rims, but they're limited to Stans rims only.