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Old 05-03-08, 10:15 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-03-08, 07:17 PM   #2
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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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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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