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    WTB Dual Duty Xc 700c Rim any good for road use?

    Are these good rims for a road wheel build?

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=23015

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    Last edited by krems81; 05-03-08 at 12:59 PM.

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    I don't know anything about that rim, it looks like a house brand. But it appears to be built solid, though appearances can be deceiving. It should be fine.

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    23MM wide isn't really designed for skinny road tires. My MB rims aren't that wide!

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    It's a very good rim for a cyclocrosser or a commuter. For a competition road bike, the thing is a bit too heavy. I ran a set of these laced to Deore hubs for years on my commuter. Now I have a set laced to WTB LaserDisc hubs for 29er riding.

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    That sounds like a 29'er rim. You might want to check out Sheldon Brown's site regarding tire/rim compatability. Skinny tires don't work well on wide rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krems81 View Post
    Are these good rims for a road wheel build?

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=23015
    As others have said- it'll work fine as long as the tires aren't too narrow. "Too narrow" would be anything skinnier than 700 x 28C. I think they would be fine with 32 or 35 mm wide tires- appropriate for most general purpose riding, particularly if you're a large person.

    (FWIW: I'm 6-foot-4, 210 pounds. I've been riding and touring on 700 x 32C tires. No problems, no flats, fast enough for my tastes.)
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