Mountain Biking - another one
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02-16-03, 09:06 PM
I am 190 lbs and am gettin mavic 519 rims with straight gauge spokes and xt hubs on my hardtail. will these hold up to 10 foot drops?
deja vu? j/k
Your focusing a lot on the rims but can an alluminum xc hardtail take 10 foot drops? Don't take offense because I am not trying to be mean I am just curious.
02-16-03, 09:49 PM
yea i have hit one and it just about broke my rims
02-16-03, 09:50 PM
Yes it can....easily...not for years and years but long enough to get good :D...
Once again...it depends on how smooth you are. The best rims landed poorly will break. Those are good rims...but they aren't industructable...and before you start looking around for another rim I will say that for every rim you offer up you won't find one that fits your criteria so far
1 - bomb proof
2 - reasonable price
3 - xc racing weight
4 - tubeless
Those four things together are impossible for a regular sized rider let alone someone your size(you aren't huge but you are pretty big for a biker). :)
Good luck and just get out and ride. If you destory a rim, live and learn figure out what you did wrong and move on. I have destroyed many rims commuting...Image the rate at which I destroy them trail riding :D Rear rims are one of the parts I consider disposable and hold a budget in my account for replacement parts...
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