Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boulder County, CO
Bikes: '92 22" Cannondale M2000, '92 Cannondale R1000 Tandem, another modern Canndondale tandem, Two Holy Grail '86 Cannondale ST800s 27" (68.5cm) Touring bike w/Superbe Pro components and Phil Wood hubs. A bunch of other 27" ST frames & bikes.
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Originally Posted by nfmisso
if you are looking for a 27" (ISO630) front wheel, you can't go wrong with the price.
27" wheels are really hard to move nowadays, as everyone wants 700c (ISO622).
I'd pass. That rim was sold for so long there must be twenty different decals it came with. Here are a few:
These were considered a bombproof rim back in the day even for touring/tandems, prior to the Mavic Module 3 and 4 being manufactured. However, by modern standards they just aren't good rims. It is funny because people still recommend the Model 58, but the reputation of the rim just doesn't measure up with what it actually really was.
The Velocity Dyad is the strongest 27" rim currently being manufactured, I believe. However, in 630 (27") it is only available in 48h. You can always find 'em at Peter White when everyone else is out of stock prior to another batch being rolled.
I'd look for a vintage Mavic rim. Just classier, and in reality a much much better rim. Mavic rims in the 70s and 80s with the secret aluminum alloy were special. You should be able to find a Mavic rim on a Campy or Mavic hub for cheap if you're willing to look for a bit.