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    Is the Sun DS1-XC a good rim??

    Just wondering how the SUN DS1-XC rates on the quality scale. My bike currently has a 29 inch DYAD Velocity laced up to the Shimano hub, and I plan on putting it back to stock size. I have a DS1-XC in 26", but might also consider a better front wheel if I can trade my 29 and Kelly Rigid fork.

    Thanks, Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonValley
    Just wondering how the SUN DS1-XC rates on the quality scale. My bike currently has a 29 inch DYAD Velocity laced up to the Shimano hub, and I plan on putting it back to stock size. I have a DS1-XC in 26", but might also consider a better front wheel if I can trade my 29 and Kelly Rigid fork.

    Thanks, Bob.
    SUN makes great stuff. i know that rim is right in the running as far as light weight goes.

    i have the same exact ones. love mine. changing tires was a little trickier...but i think all disc specific rims might be like that because of the leverage of plastic tire irons against the curved rim wall. only thing i could think of anyhow.

    i use DT supercomp spokes. these spokes seem really good. they are pricey though. they are DB. however, they are DB using 3 different diameters. supposedly for optimal strength and reduced weight. i ended up just using brass nipples and a locking agent and i haven't had to true at all. however i do want to give Al nipples a chance again on a light duty XC application.

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    I have DS1's on mine, love them so far

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    I have DS2, no complaints.

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    Ive been running a set of DS2 since 03 very aggressively, and am a clydesdale. no problems with the rims or Deore525 disc hubs
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    DS2s are very good, very strong and very light at only 405 grams (claimed), I couldn't be happier with these rims and I imagine the DS1s are that but better. (DS1s are the more expensives ones right).

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    Ive ever seen a complete set of DS1 so I dont know the price but I know my entire wheelset is under 2k grams and cost me under $100. Jensonusa still has them for under $100
    for the creation was subjected to futility,not willingly , but because of Him who subjected it in hope...that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:20-29
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