- hope hoops with flow rims….overkill?
Hi allPosted 4 years ago
I’m after some factory built hope hoops (29er) and the choice is between crest or flow rims. I’m a clumsy idiot and am scared I will kill the crests. Are the flows overkill (trail centre, xc) as they don’t represent much of a weight saving? I’m not very heavy but have a habit of battering rear wheels especially.
I’m 14st in my birthday suit and pretty rough on wheels. Had Crests on my Rumblefish but they were bending at the merest sniff of an impact so were quickly sold on. Arch Ex next which were tougher and stayed straight better but I could still feel them flex and had to true them up three or four times over 12 months.
Stumbled across a deal with Wicked Cycles on eBay where Pro2 Evo hubs on Flow Ex 29er were £279 for the set. Sold my Arch set on here and bought the Flows. No regrets, very stiff and have stayed true over the past 10 weeks despite some tough riding. The first ride out I had to drop my tyres down to 20psi from my normal 25/28 because they felt rock hard down to how stiff the rims were. Ever so slightly heavier but doesn’t matter to me, it’s stiffness and strength that I value over weight.
Hope that helpsPosted 4 years ago
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