Light 26" rims – what should I be looking at?
Podiums ride beautifully and have been fine for several thousand miles under my 75-80kg. The distributor are almost giving them away at the moment as there isn’t much demand for light XC rims in 26 any more. If you want properly light then these are the only option really.
Crests would probably be the best match to the CK hubs and should be fit and forget without weighing too much either.
Stans are popular for a reason… they’re really rather good for the moneyPosted 3 years agoGolfChickMember
Not sure I’d recommend crest based on our recent experience of having an explosion with one that didnt even leave the ground when it blew up.
The Arch is still quite light but strong, also saw a pair of LB rims yesterday that were really nice looking and light but bear in mind any warranty claims and you’ll be waiting over a month for a replacement from china. My new Derby rims arrive Tuesday so hoping they’re pretty good going and weigh the same as an Arch rim.Posted 3 years agob rMember
Sorry to ask the question, but the weight of the lady in question as if she’s 8 st dripping wet that she’ll be able to get away with far lighter rims than most.
And Crests are fine for me, a 12st aged hamfisted trail rider – only thing if you are paying for them to be built it might be almost as cheap to buy Hope Hoops than source/build onto the CK’s.Posted 3 years agojonbaMember
The lady weighs 57kg (125 lbs) and wheels are going on a Santa Cruz blur LTc. She does leave the ground but only up to a couple of feet. Spend – Not sure yet at all to be honest
Crests will be more than good enough then. I’m 75kg in my road racing lycra and mine have survived 1000s of miles (Glentress, Kielder, Lakes, various xc races, Cheviots, mtb marathons, crashes etc.)Posted 3 years ago
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