Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope Valley, SoCal
Rim should be fine. Just don't go 'curb hopping' and avoid potholes as best you can.
For tires, I'm really liking my Bontrager Hardcase tires. Not sure if that is the exact name, but the shop guy referred to them as 'Hardcase' tires. I went through a spat of flats, and it turned out that it was due to having racing tires. Very thin walled. Not for the streets I frequent. Since getting the Hardcase tires, (on two of my bikes), I've only had one flat ... and that one was a pinch flat due to a pothole I hit. My third bike has Continental Gatorskin, the tough ones. I like them too, no flats, but they seem to wear faster than the Bontrager Hardcase tires. (I'm running 25mm tires on all my bikes now. They give a more comfortable ride than the 23s.)
"Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia'".
- Vizzini during his "battle of wits" with the Man in Black