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    Mavic X221s

    Would anyone recommend Mavic X221 rims?

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    You forgot to add "for downhill runs" As you stated in the mechanics forum.
    Niothing wrong with them just for riding on.

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    They're nice lightweight XC rims, kind of an older design. Use them for downhill? You'll destroy them in the first 100 feet.

    You'll be installing them on a lightweight hardtail, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Danneskj÷ld
    That's a complete crock of feces.

    (I have years of hard miles, including many, many DH runs on tech terrain, on Mavic 317s[same rim as the X221s])
    Consider yourself lucky, a skilled rider, or both. x221 rims are not downhill spec.

    I've owned a set of wheels built with them (221) for almost ten years, and while I'm happy with their XC performance, there are many, many better rims out there for DH/freeride use/abuse.

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    Well what else would be good I'd prefer not breaking the banks!

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    Well what type of riding will you be doing? What is your definition of 'downhill runs'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Danneskj÷ld
    That's a complete crock of feces.

    (I have years of hard miles, including many, many DH runs on tech terrain, on Mavic 317s[same rim as the X221s])
    YOu're quite an arnry bugger taint ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Danneskj÷ld
    That's obvious, but quite different than claiming "Use them for downhill? You'll destroy them in the first 100 feet."

    There are more factors than simple rim weight when evaluating whether a wheel will be more, or less, durable. Spoke tension, lacing, flange diameter, tire size/volume/sidewall construction and amount of suspension travel all play a part.
    There's 169 people who feel more or less the same way I do about the X221 over at MTBR.com

    3.1 out of 5 is nothing to be proud of.

    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Rim/product_22598.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svr
    I've owned a set of wheels built with them (221) for almost ten years
    and you haven't done 100 feet of downhill in that time? Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Danneskj÷ld
    Really?


    "There are more factors than simple rim weight when evaluating whether a wheel will be more, or less, durable. Spoke tension, lacing, flange diameter, tire size/volume/sidewall construction and amount of suspension travel all play a part."
    Yep. x221. Good XC rim. Poor DH rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    and you haven't done 100 feet of downhill in that time? Weird.
    Isn't it? Seventeen years and I've only ridden uphill.

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    To the original poster, these wheels are a better choice for your intended use:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx

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    I don't know what kind of balls or skills you ride with but have a look at this...

    Taken from my box of busted & smashed parts box
    Yep, it was a NEW rim about 2 or so months old.
    Not a 221 but a 138 happened about 7 or 8 years ago.
    & yes , spokes(15ga/32 hole) were properly tensioned
    Careful what you use for ballsy drops & downhill flights.
    luckily i only got a busted finger out of that deal.
    the crappy pic by my thumb is was the pinned joint...
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    here is another of other side..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Svr
    To the original poster, these wheels are a better choice for your intended use:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx
    the OP never mentioned his "intended use" ...
    current ride: 2003 norco vps fluid 3.0 (custom build).



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    Quote Originally Posted by rasheed
    the OP never mentioned his "intended use" ...
    ...in another thread he did.

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