- Derby Rims
Yes, i’ve just just built some on to some DT Swiss 240 hubs.
Took a bit longer than expected, as I used the DT Swiss spoke calculator, and it was miles out. I had to switch all the 290 spokes to 284’s.
Popped some tyres on them. I’m running a Minion 2.5 DHF on the front – it was a big tyre before. Now its so big it barely fits under a Marsh Guard on some 160mm Pikes. It’s a monster. I will probably dswap it out for a 2.3 version when they come available.
Not ridden them yet – i’ll save it for the weekend. Once I had the right length spokes they built up nice & easily 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I have previously commented in the past about no ‘need’ for this sort of wheel in a 26″ capacity, because it makes a wheel too stiff.
Having recently gone to a 29″, and been amazed how floppy even a big rimmed wheel is, I can see the merits in this sort of application.
They are noticably stiffer than my other wheelset, probably comparable to a decent stiff alloy 26″ wheel now. Not as harsh as 26″ carbon wheel though, which is nice 🙂
So far so good. Front tyre is still way too big though.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve not got any experience of Schwalbe on them, I run a Minion 2.5 on the front & a Minion DHR2 2.3 on the back.
The 2.5 was big on my old rims, now it’s more like an old 2.7 – in fact, it’s so big as I mentioned before – it barely fits under a Marsh Guard on a new RS Pike. It’s too big IMO. I’ll drop it down to one of the new 2.3’s when them come available.
Anything else, just ask.Posted 4 years ago
DT78 is that the 27mm hookless rims, how’d they build up and ride?.
It is interesting to see how all this goes. In theory narrower (lighter) tyres could be run and this may even lead to a resurgence of 2.1″‘s. Wonder if treads might be redesigned too to account for the flatter contact patch.
I really fancy the light-bicycle 35mm due shortly but already I can see it ruling out a couple of 29er full sussers I had in mind. Devinci Atlas and Whyte T129 namely, not if I want to run 2.3″ tyres anyway. What’s everyone else looking at running?Posted 4 years ago
thanks – are they suitably direct, stiff and track without flex ? do you notice much performance advantage ? lighter weigh ? spose thoughts in general mukka !
My build came in at 1593g, so I saved a couple of hundred grammes over the Roval wheelset on my Enduro. The reason for building them wasn’t for weight saving though, I found the other wheelset really quite flexy when pushing on. Tried a set of Hope Hoops/Flow EX which was better, but came in at nearly 2kg, which was too much for me.
Thoughts are as above really, feel like a stiff 26″ alloy wheel, which is what I wanted.
The standard wheels (and the gash shock) were the only issues I had with the Enduro 29. Now I can ride it without feeling the the tyre buzzing the stays mid corner – it just grips and goes instead.Posted 4 years ago
There is a huge thread on mtbr. Basically stiffness will be greater per gram than alloy.
Earlier in the year i test rode the top spec whyte 29c and was blown away by the way it descended and went round berms. But cant afford to buy the branded wheels
Also the extra width changed the tyre profile and contact patch.Posted 4 years ago
Are the LB 35mm?
I can only find info on the 27mm ones
EDIT:Posted 4 years ago
Ah just read the comments in that url
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