Pacenti TL28 rims?

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  • Pacenti TL28 rims?
  • Friend of mine has a pair of these (I think they are TL28s) in 26in flavour and over the course of a few rides on averagely rough terrain has reduced them to tin foil levels of crumpled-ness. He’s on the forum so may well be along shortly to expound a bit…

    mafiafish
    Member

    Indeed, my rear one got 5 sizeable dints on its first ride but only on one side of the rim (got one on the other side on the second run).
    However, I emailed the guy at JRA (Jon I think) and he’d been testing them for a while and only damaged them on a rocky DH race so I think my rear one was maybe a dud. JRA have kindly offered to replace with an arch ex so I’m happy.

    My front wheel has been fine though, even on some pretty rocky trails that I rode after swapping in my 819 wheel (bloody heavy) on the rear.

    I’m not the type that notices stiffness/flex so can’t comment there.

    Oh and they seal up pretty easily tubeless. (I use a 2.35 xr4 on the front and a 2.25 Rocket Ron (new pacestar type) on the rear)

    STATO
    Member

    Anyone run these rims?

    Currently have 29er stans 355’s and considering switching to the Pacenti’s for a bit of extra width and stiffness. Looking for any opinions? (preferably with user experience)

    Cheers,
    Rich.

    STATO
    Member

    Hmm, not too convincing then. Do you know the weights of yours prior to build, seems from MTBR that some are coming through very light so maybe thats what your rear was.

    mafiafish
    Member

    Sorry, I didn’t weigh it unfortunately. Just as an aside, check out spank’s new rims since they started getting stuff made by ‘fratelli fabrications’. They seem to be remarkably strong for their weights given a few people’s experiences. Spank supply tubeless tape too.

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