I’ve recently bought a pair of the am rims, they seem decent but I’ve not had them long enough to comment ontheir long term ability .
General gist seems to be that they’re fine as long as you have enough air in them to prevent the rim hitting rock directly. And in scenarios where an alloy rim might end up with a dent or something worse,these might crack or worse.
I reckon they’ll be fine, just need to run them with enough air in to prevent rim strikes,which is generally best practice for all rims
. And in scenarios where an alloy rim might end up with a dent or something worse,these might crack or worse
I’ve cracked a light bicycle 29er rims. I had the pressure too low tubeless and put a hole in a snakeskin Racing Ralph, it was a pretty big hit onto a rock and I recon it would have seriously dinted an alloy rim. It still held air tubeless after fixing the hole in the tyre but the bead was cracked and started to delaminate. I’d have another but make sure it had a bit more pressure in 😳
Got the 29er wider Light Bicycle full wheels and rather like them. Hubs aren’t superlight (steel freehub on rear) but its the rims where the difference really counts, they are super stiff and strong and really suit the xc/trail riding I do.