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    Senior Member Crazy Cyclist's Avatar
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    I want to buy new rim's any suggestions?

    A friend of mine suggested Alex rims, I have never heard of these rims, does anyone know anything about them, price quality etc, Thanks in advance

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    I have not heard of them either, stick with something we all know, MAVIC.

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    I think Alex rims are popular amongst the BMX crowd, and I've been told their MTB rims are okay, but I don't know about road rims.

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    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    I've ridden lots and lots of miles on many different rims. No rims build and stay as straight as mavic rims, T-519 for utility, open pro for road and 517 or 618 for XC. Build them yourself, they'll be better for longer.
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    The rims on my original MTB has Alex rims on it. Haven't had any problems so far, but I really believe they are pretty low-end rims. Personally I'd look into something else like Mavic.
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    Mavic Crossride Ceramics please, 28 H w/ Mavic hubs. What's that you say?.....Oh, I see, you want to buy rims for yourself?.....nevermind :confused:

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    Thanks everyone for all your help, It is much appreciated. CC

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    What kind of riding do you do? What model of rim are you looking at?

    I run DX32s on my P3 and am satisfied with them. See: http://www.alexrims.com/products/downhill.html

    I haven't seen many of their XC rims but their downhill rims are very tough and reasonably priced. They also seem to be consistent batch to batch.

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    Bikerider, usually just ride pavement, and maybe the odd trail, the streets here are the pits, I need something strong, and around $ 100.00 is this possible.

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    Originally posted by Crazy Cyclist
    Bikerider, usually just ride pavement, and maybe the odd trail, the streets here are the pits, I need something strong, and around $ 100.00 is this possible.

    I vote for Mavic MA-3s, 36 spoke.
    About 40 grams heavier than a typical road rim, but the closest thing to indestructable you'll find.

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    If you want bombproof go for the Mavic OPs.

    Also try looking at the rims by Ambrosio.
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    what about sun rhynos

    bombproof ....but quite heavy /????

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    i ride 517 with LX hubs and havent had any problems yet. Sun Rim is just as strong as mavic with their XC rims but they are heavier. I would only buy sun rims for DH

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