29er rim – moon on a stick…
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?
PaulPosted 3 years agoSannySubscriber
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. 😐Posted 3 years agomessiahMember
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
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*
*allegedlyPosted 3 years agoSannySubscriber
I wear my mincer hat with pride 😀
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! 😀Posted 3 years agomallorcadaveMember
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.Posted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
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 🙂
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?Posted 3 years ago
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