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10765Re: [rootsradicals] Rim Strength Question

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  • Carl Ray
    Jan 30, 2010
      A while back Morgan over at cycle9.com built me a rear wheel. The rim was a downhill Sunrim Big Mammoth Fat. Me plus bike ranges from 220-265 pounds this rim has stayed true with over 5,000 miles. The hum is a shimano XT? the spoke were Xtra thick as well. I also run kevlar tires. An xtracycle I believe requires a wheel like this no matter what the weight of bike and rider. It really makes the bike much more durable and reliable. I had broken spokes every 200 miles, flats all the time (which suck on a Xtra in the rear to fix)the wheel was always out of True. Don't play around with light weight, an Xtracycle is inherently not light anyway right. Unless they make a carbon fiber big dummy frame set, it is ridiculous to do the light bike stuff. It only makes you stronger in the long run.


      On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Rich <astronut1001@...> wrote:

      What is the strongest category of rims? I would suspect "downhill" as those guys are not worried about weight. Any opinions, or facts even, regarding the strongest rims on the market?

      Rich Wood


      "It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them." – Ernest Hemingway
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