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  • Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    So, I’ve decided to learn about wheel building.

    And to do so I want to build a pair of durable wheels, primary use for touring, but able to take a fat tyre should I need.

    I’d like to find a wide, eyeleted, not too heavy rim. And cheap of course.

    All I have found so far is the Pacenti 28.

    What other choices do I have?

    Cheers,

    Paul

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Halo freedoms?

    I built a set of wheels using Superstar sentinel rims. They’ve been good so far – tubeless ready, lightidh, 21mm internal width. At Β£40 each they’re not that cheap though.

    Premier Icon cp
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    Superstar Sentinels or even wider the tactic

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    Dually? – 45mm wide…

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    Freedoms and Sentinel look interesting.

    Tactic and Dually- no eyelets…

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    Mavic TN 719 – over two and a half years of pretty bloody demanding riding on my Fargo and still going strong. To be honest, as someone who rides a proper fat bike, the difference in wide v narrow normal rims is pretty negligible in my book. I would genuinely struggle to discern any noticeable difference between rims a few mm different in width. 😐

    messiah
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    the difference in wide v narrow normal rims is pretty negligible in my book. I would genuinely struggle to discern any noticeable difference between rims a few mm different in width

    Mincer πŸ˜‰

    Wide/strong DH style rims are easier to build/true as your first wheel build as they are more forgiving during the building and trueing process. But I wouldn’t get overly hung-up on it as all modern stuff is much better than old weak super flexy roady kit from the 50/60/70’s when wheel building was a true art form*

    *allegedly

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    Rim width makes a massive difference to tyre feel and stability at low pressures Sanny.

    Mavic EN 821 is nice but a bit more convoluted to build due to the thread in nipple supports. Not cheap neither, but nice.

    Premier Icon flange
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    I built a set of wheels for this very purpose and it was my first set too. I used WTB Frequency I9 things off of CRC, built to some existing Tune hubs I had BUT if you build them on Hopes they use the same length spokes both sides. Which is handy…

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Get the Pacenti’s great rims!

    tomlevell
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    DT TK7.1 are officially a touring rim and I’ve had no problem with 2.1 MTB tyres on them (only used as a MTB rim). Will also do rim braking.
    Can’t say they are cheap though.

    thewalker
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    hi,stans flows or arch are worth a look aswell

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I just ordered rims and hubs for my first go at wheel building too. Not the spokes, as I have to measure the other bits to work out what length.

    Mavic Open Sport and Token track hubs for my commuter, so a different build to yours. Good luck!

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    Cheers all.

    thewalker- Stans have no eyelets. I like eyelets.

    tang
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    Dt x470? I’ve had 28c to 2.25 on no probs. cheap and eyeleted. 470g is ok.

    What the hell is a moon on a stick?

    nikk
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    I have been running Pacenti tl28s for about 8 months – good rims.

    Also recommend LightBicycle carbon rims if you can push your spend. Really stiff and therefore easy to build.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    H Plus Son Archetype..? No eyelets admittedly.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    What the hell is a moon on a stick?

    Probably impossible. A bit like light, strong AND cheap.

    Ahh I see, thanks.

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    Messiah

    I wear my mincer hat with pride πŸ˜€

    sillyoldman

    Genuinely, I struggle to notice any real difference between the likes of a Flow and my Mavic rims other than the Flows being a nightmare when trying to change a conti tyre. It’s so on the margin for me compared to my 82mm Rolling Daryls that in a blind test, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Actually, a blind test would mean I probably crash first anyway! πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Following this thread too as I would like to start building some wheels soon.
    I’ve already got some Stans 355s, or would I be better off using some eyeleted rims to start with?

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    WTB i25? I have the i23s on my unit and they’re fairing well so far.

    mallorcadave
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    Sun ringle infernos they come in various widths are pretty light and stiff as anything. I’e been running a pair of the welded joint inferno 27mm in 26″ for the last 2 years which i built myself and havent had to true them once.They are now looking a bit battle scarred from rock strikes but the bead hook is undamaged despite running low pressures in very rocky terrain.Can’t recommend them enough.

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    Cheers chaps-

    I went with a pair of Sun Inferno 27’s and a Pair of Sun Inferno 25’s- seem to tick all the boxes for the builds I’m looking at.

    Paul

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    Genuinely, I struggle to notice any real difference between the likes of a Flow and my Mavic rims

    2mm difference in rim makes a massive difference in how fat a tyre looks, as we all know if it looks good it rides good, who buys tyres with rubbish looking tread?

    Yes it’s probably all mental but mind games play a huuuuge part in riding πŸ™‚
    reckon I’d be hard pressed to notice in a “blind” back to back test aswell.

    don’t sun ringle make stans rims and their own rims are just stans+eyelets?

    mallorcadave
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    I know that some sun rims use a stans design and also that the nukeproof am rims are inferno 27s

    Bit cheeky – but a derby rim is wiiiiiddddee, stiff, strong and no nipples needed for carbon. I wouldnt recommend touring on it.. but you should definitely have two sets of wheels anyway πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    Centurion,

    I’d love to try the derby rim- they look lovely.

    A little out of my price bracket though.

    They would go great on my Turner.

    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    OP where did you get the rims from, any links?

    If you need a hand building them drop me an e-mail, its been a couple of years so I’ll be a bit rusty, but my wheels haven’t fallen appart in the meantime!

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    Spank Ozzy or Vomax rims.

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    granny_ring – all from CRC

    And cheers thisisnotaspoon…

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Ok ta, will have a gander.

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