Join Date: Apr 2002
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
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Originally posted by Raiyn
I never said I could land a 5 footer on them. (I'd knock a truck rim out of true ) I only said it was more "reasonable" The Rhynolites are good for most XC situations a good tough rim if they're built right. Mael is correct though and I'll defer to him on this one
A truck rim. Now that would be a bike...haha Rolling speed would be a little slow though
I can't land them well (5footer, 10 is well beyond me for now) and knocked a number of rims out of true. I am currently building a Mavic 321d on a Tank rear hub. Total cost 320$ for a strong rear wheelset that will still go out of true and maybe even break. For the front I haven't deceided on the rim but built on a Tank 20mm for around 150 or 200$. Its a part of riding life when doing bigger drops. That price doesn't include brakes.
Also on a side note. If you are doing bigger drops...have a money stash handy all the time. You WILL brake parts especially
1 - pedals
2 - rear hub / spoke / rim
3 - sometimes cranks or bb's
All expensive (except pedals) so be sure you have enough money handy to replace them. 10 footers are possible on everything. Just depends if you want to land rolling away on a working part, part that needs repair immediately or hike the bike away.
If you really like Sun then there are freeride options available in that brand as well.