Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Originally Posted by 1989Pre
This sounds like an easy one. All I want is a single, decent, 28H, silver rim for my road bike. I can't find one anywhere. All I see is black. Anybody have any ideas?
Most Velocity and Kinlin rims come in shiny silver and 28h drillings. I've used a few Kinlin XR-300s and although the silver looked nice I wasn't happy with how tight Continental tires are (GP 4 season and Gatorskin) or how much ERD variation there is so I'd recommend something else.
For the Velocity options take your pick of depth (Aerohead/Fusion/Deep V), width (A23 is a fat Aerohead and Chukker a fat DeepV), off-center rear options (Aerohead OCR).
A lot of Mavics come in dull silver and 28h drillings. I've been using silver Open Pros for years and Reflex clinchers before that without any cracking issues although they bend easier than deeper extrusions and some people haven't been that lucky. The deeper CXP33 comes that way too.
DT swiss RR465 (double eyelet box section), RR415 (single eyelet box section) and RR585 (deep) come in dull silver. Build quality is reportedly high.
Last edited by Drew Eckhardt; 11-04-11 at 06:29 PM.