Strong, cheapish 26" rims?

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  • ianv
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    I seem to have badly bent my rear wheel Mavic EN321 and need a new rim. What’s good value, as strong/stronger and (ideally) wont need a different spoke length? I am not so bothered about weight.

    Cheers

    wiggles
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    not sure about spokes etc but superstar tactic?

    andyrm
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    I’d say the Tactic as well.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Superstar?

    wiggles
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    Their wheelbuilds are not known for being great, but never heard anyone say anything bad about the rims.

    So why the bargepole?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Mavic EN 521 or EX721

    andyrm
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    Tactic should be bang on – I’ve been on a Sentinel/Tesla combo all season and the Tactic is wider and stronger than the Sentinel.

    My wheels have been spot on despite a full season of UK and European Enduro racing. Suggests the negative hype is just noise on this forum.

    And at £40 it’s a steal!

    If you’re building it yourself, be sure to oil the nipple hole and spoke threads so you can get some good tension on without spoke twist.

    🙂

    Premier Icon orena45
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    What mikewsmith said ^^^

    Mavic suck!!! 21mm internal width is only any good for 2.1 tyres or narrower. For any decent width tyres you need wider rims.

    _tom_
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    Always 721, standard!

    Premier Icon orena45
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    No problem with 2.4″ Contis on my 521s

    Premier Icon porter_jamie
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    i have some spank rims which seem bullet proof. not the lightest. i might be persuaded to part with them

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    Got a nukeproof rim for 26quid a while back. Basically a rebadged sun ringle.

    Very strong – very cheap

    2.5 minnion on a 521 feels nasty. I have a 23mm internal width rim on the front with the same tyre and it feels planted, no squirming ever.

    TMBH that is what I have on the front with a nukeproof hub. I love the width but the weight is overkill for the riding I do.

    ianv
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    Cheers for the replies.

    £40 is a bit steep though for what I am looking for. Basically something simple for my jump bike that is no frills and solid.

    What are the cheaper superstars (AM or DH ones @ £25)like?

    i have some spank rims which seem bullet proof. not the lightest. i might be persuaded to part with them

    Which ones and how much?

    Premier Icon superdan
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    I’ve done two full DH seasons (including a few BDS rounds) and a week in morzine on a pair of the cheap superstar DH rims, laced onto my Hope Pro 2 Hubs. Been fine, now looking a little tatty so might treat myself to a new pair. They are rebadged Alexrims.

    Im 92kg and ride like a total thug.

    +1 Mavic EN521 rims. 21mm internal is a fine width, I run 2.35 Hans Dampfs (which are more like a 2.5) without any issues what so ever. Cheap and very strong.

    Rorschach
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    321’s are £27….how much cheaper were you thinking? 325’s are wider/stronger and also £27.

    TimCotic
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    Halo’s?? I think they make some sexy red ones that make good tubeless.

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