Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: central ohio
Bikes: 96 gary fisher 'utopia' : 99 Softride 'Norwester'(for sale), 1972 Raleigh Twenty. Surly 1x1 converted to 1x8, 96 Turner Burner
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I use Rhynolites. They are sturdy, strong and cheap. They'll last as long as you want them to or, in my case. Until I wear out the braking surface from too much commuting. I'v worn out two sets of rims. One was a pair of Aeroheats, and they didn't last me 8k before one of them split on me. If your doing a lot of commuting miles then you're going to wear out rims. Particularly if you use caliper, cantilever, etc brakes. I don't know, but I imagine if you had disk brakes then they would probably last a lot longer. The Rhynolites have a good reputation though. And they're a good machine laced rim. I bought mine for $149. They're pushing 10k and they are just starting to show some rim wear. I'd buy them again.
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