So I have/had Mavic 36h 220 rims for quite some time(machined, eyelets, built with straight 14g spokes, and aluminum nipples(or steel?), labeled 559X17; I assume thats 17mm inside rim dimention) and have been happy with them, they stayed true and took a fair beating on my full rigid.
But, I slammed the rear down quite hard in a moderately high speed endo causing it to go about 1/2 inch out of true.(still ridable, as it clears the frame, but the brake hits it) And I just noticed the joint seam isn't nice anymore either(non welded)
I may be upgradeing to a new bike next year and I'm cheap(optimum price to performance, not always lowest price)
So, I would like to lace a new rim on the old hub and if possible(probably not) save the old spokes, which means 36 hole.
I like strong more than light, but it is still an XC machine.
I tried to do a bit of research but all the makers fill their websites with flash, dazzle, and worthless madeup marketing words, so for real info, or at least some opinions, I turn to you bikeforums gang.
I have found the following 36h XC rims, what do you think of them, any you think I should add?
Mavic: XM 317, XC 717(no ceramic, thats 32h only) and XM 719. Mavic's website is a heap of steaming poo.
Sun: 0-degree XC(eyelets, welded), and the trusty CR18
Alex: EST20 (welded, offset)
Velocity: synergy(offset), mountain goat, aeroheat, cliffhanger(stronger and 4mm wider areoheat)