- 700c Touring Rims, disks?
I’m looking to rebuild my current 26″ wheels into 700c, for a touring/load lugging bike. The build would be an 8spd Alfine rear, with a Alfine Dynamo hub up front.
I want black rims, disk only with no braking surface as that looks rubbish, but I don’t know anything about 700c stuff.
I definitely don’t want tubeless, and I want to run between, say, 35-50c tyres, nothing crazy thin.
Are Mavic TN319 rims any good for touring etc? Anything else I should be looking at?Posted 4 years agorobdeanhoveMember
I have the TN719 rims on my commuter/touring bike. Super strong and stiff as based on the MTB stuff, disc only, black, done a couple of winters and corrosion free, I also use 35c tyres, could pop a cross tyre on and have an option to go to 50, or even a 29er tyre.
Mine have, literally, done thousands of miles. Started life on a MTB, now running Alfine dynamo front and Alfine 8 rear, just like your plans.Posted 4 years ago
Those H Plus Son rims look like they might be a bit too full on roadie to me.
I’m also really not going to run stans, as my experience of them is that the design makes tyres a nightmare to get on and off, which is a sacrifice you can make if it’s going to be run tubeless, but seems pointless if you won’t be. And I definitely won’t be!
Can anyone discern the differences between the TN319 and TN719?Posted 4 years agomugsys_m8Subscriber
719 is probably lighter and more expensive?
Is the way with the 3 and 7 series XC rims.
I understand your wishes! I need to build myself up some touring wheels in 26″ and whilst they will be for my inbred which gets used as tourer and mountain bike and has hope mono minis usually, I’d like a bit of flexibility. Plus if something happens to my hopes mid tour I can easily find some v brakes somewhere and stick them on.Posted 4 years ago
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