Rim advice – so to speak!
Getting some new ProII’s built up but not sure which rims to use. 15 stone, enjoy riding trail centres on my full susser. Any recommendations?
Thought about one of the 21mm Mavic rims, but whats the difference between the EN, XM and EX? Also, I know the last two digits stand for the internal width of the rim, but whats the 3, 5 and 7 signify?Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
Mate – I’m 16.5 stone (I know bat fastard etc, but I carry it well…) and easily get away with Mavic 819s even 717s if I’m careful and use 2.35 tyres. I also run Spesh Roval Traverse factory built wheels, which are actually lighter than 717s and so far they work fine.
I heard the same as lunge re the first number, something to do with being welded (3) pinned and welded (5) and then something else for (7), maybe fairy dust.
The ‘8’ refers to a rim being UST.Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
721s are beefy enough for full on DH use and so they are a heavy rim, I think in the region of 580g each. Compare that to an 819, which is 450g per rim.
If you’re not using them for DH you might be just as happy with a less burly rim like the 819 or 717. Saving weight on your wheels, particularly rims, does make a big difference – 230g of rotating weight will be very noticeable.Posted 9 years ago
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