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    Senior Member RayB's Avatar
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    More wheels go bye bye....

    Arrrgghhh,

    So, for my last set of wheels I tried a pair of (what I was told) were strong XC rims. Mavic 717s. So, I had a look today at my tire as it suddenly seemed like it needed to be trued. Nice big failure around some of the spoke holes and the metal pulled away from the rim. For some reason the LBS wants a week to build me a new wheel so this time around I will be trying downhill MTB rims which again, I am told should be very strong. Mavic EX721s. Lets see if I get more then 3000k out of these ones.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayB
    Arrrgghhh,

    So, for my last set of wheels I tried a pair of (what I was told) were strong XC rims. Mavic 717s. So, I had a look today at my tire as it suddenly seemed like it needed to be trued. Nice big failure around some of the spoke holes and the metal pulled away from the rim. For some reason the LBS wants a week to build me a new wheel so this time around I will be trying downhill MTB rims which again, I am told should be very strong. Mavic EX721s. Lets see if I get more then 3000k out of these ones.
    I hope you do get 3000K out of them! That's 3 MILLION miles!
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Whoops, I just saw your location, you meant kilometers, didn't you?
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Senior Member RayB's Avatar
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    haha ya Tom, meant 3000 KM...
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    why not go for 48s?

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