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Old 02-16-03, 10:06 PM   #1
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another one

I am 190 lbs and am gettin mavic 519 rims with straight gauge spokes and xt hubs on my hardtail. will these hold up to 10 foot drops?
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deja vu? j/k

Your focusing a lot on the rims but can an alluminum xc hardtail take 10 foot drops? Don't take offense because I am not trying to be mean I am just curious.
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yea i have hit one and it just about broke my rims
so yea
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Yes it can....easily...not for years and years but long enough to get good ...

Once again...it depends on how smooth you are. The best rims landed poorly will break. Those are good rims...but they aren't industructable...and before you start looking around for another rim I will say that for every rim you offer up you won't find one that fits your criteria so far

1 - bomb proof
2 - reasonable price
3 - xc racing weight
4 - tubeless

Those four things together are impossible for a regular sized rider let alone someone your size(you aren't huge but you are pretty big for a biker).

Good luck and just get out and ride. If you destory a rim, live and learn figure out what you did wrong and move on. I have destroyed many rims commuting...Image the rate at which I destroy them trail riding Rear rims are one of the parts I consider disposable and hold a budget in my account for replacement parts...
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