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Old 10-09-07, 06:54 AM   #1
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Unbreakable Rims

Anyone know of a super tough set of road-bike rims and spokes (wheelset) for commuting. There are a few unavoidable bumps on my commute....
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Old 10-09-07, 07:01 AM   #2
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I think Sapim spokes are pretty tough.
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Rhyno Lite rims with DT Swiss Alpine III spokes. Recommended.
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Easton (aka Velomax) Circuits.
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Velocity Deep-V rims are pretty bombproof too. Add some double butted spokes along with a a good wheel build and you're set.

I've got a set of Deep-V + Sapim Spokes + Ultegra hubs with 28/32 f/r spoke count with 2x lacing from Spinlite Cycling and they've been great. I've only had to true the rear one time a teensy bit after hitting a rock.
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I use good old sun cr-18 hand built 32 3X. They work very well even on some really bumpy pavement and bad RR crossings.
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I can break anything, but Map Tester is definitely onto something.
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Hard to tell from the pic, but it looks a little too small to put on my touring rig.
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Rhyno Lite rims with DT Swiss Alpine III spokes. Recommended.
I thought these were available only in 26", but if they sell them in 700c, then go forth and buy some. The Rhyno-Lites are built to withstand minor nuclear holocausts.
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Mavic Open Pro with 32 spokes and Ultegra Hubs. Got the whole wheelset at performancebike for about $200. I have about 3,000 miles on them on both my bikes and they are still true as heck!
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Velocity Cliff hanger for the 26" wheels. INDESTRUCTABLE.
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i have rinolites 700c with deore hubs and 36 double butted spokes and brass nips laced 3X. these are my touring / MTB wheels and they seem pretty indestructable eventhough it's obvious that they were built by a machine or an idiot. Ive used them with a 300 lb. load while touring and on a rigid mtb racing and everywhere in between.
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Look for Adamantium wheels
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Old 10-10-07, 01:27 PM   #17
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Strongest 700c rims -- Velocity Dyad, Sun RhynoLite, Salsa Delgado-X (Delgado Cross), Mavic A319 Touring (Formerly A719 if you can find some old stock).

Strongest 26" - Velocity Cliffhanger, Salsa Gordo

Any of these rims will build up into a bombproof wheel. I like the Dyad's myself. Use butted spokes - actually stronger than straight guage spokes because they are designed to give where needed - and I like the Wheelsmith brand.
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