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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-21-08, 01:46 PM   #1
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Order source for Alex DA16 rims?

I like my Alex DA16s. Double-wall, mid-height profile, light enough but at the same time strong enough as a 32h 3-cross to withstand my 235 pounds hammering on them up 1400' of steep and long hills every day.

I want to build a new front wheel with a SON28 hub, and keep my current wheel to match with a DA16 I'm going to build on a fixed hub for the track. The problem is, I can't find anyplace that sells DA16 rims in 700c. I've seen a ton of 'bent and unicycle places that have 20" and 26" DA16's.

Does anybody know an online shop with 700c Alex DA16 rims?
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Old 02-21-08, 02:13 PM   #2
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They are still current production. Perhaps the wholesaler is out of stock. This recently happened with a part I was looking for. After a few weeks it showed up again. Try the LBS, they might be able to track one down for you.

http://www.alexrims.com/product_deta...4&cat=4&id=100
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here check out this place
http://www.freeridesports.com/FXPAWH007.html
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If you are going to be hammering with these wheels, you should consider the da28.. Best source for rims is speedgoat, been happy with there prices and service over the years..

http://www.speedgoat.com/Catalog.aspx/Browse?Cat=C156

AE bike has the biggest selection: http://aebike.com/parts-accessories-.../rims-t527.htm
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It's been 2 and a half years and 2 sets of rims since I started this thread.

I originally went with a pair of DT Swiss RR1.1 because they are the same profile as the DA16 so I was able to do a straight spoke-for-spoke swap over on the rear wheel and save some time.
When I wore out the RR1.1 I looked for a wider rim to accomodate 32mm tires with lower sidewall deflection and went with Sun CR-18 rims.
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