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Old 05-27-02, 05:15 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-30-02, 09:00 AM   #2
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I have not heard of them either, stick with something we all know, MAVIC.
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Old 05-30-02, 09:06 AM   #3
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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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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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Old 05-30-02, 10:55 AM   #6
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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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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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