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Old 05-06-03, 11:33 PM   #1
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Rhyno Lite XL's

To my understanding the Sun Rhyno Lite XL's are a bit wider than the plain lite's. Does this width make a big difference? Wouldnt more tire surface touch the ground creating a higher rolling resistance?

Oh yha, I am a 210 lb aggresive XC maybe freeride. If anybody has any other great recommendations for me let me have em'. Do you think I am too big for some mav x317's.
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I'm a bigun too, and I've had a pair of x317's, however, they were my race wheels ONLY, I'd suggest for anyone over 200 to stay away from them for anything where you might even think of catching some air. The rhinolites are good, and yeah, a wider rim = fatter tire (CAPACITY), you can run some thin tires on those rims without any issues. Like a 1.95 would be fine.

I'm running a D321 rim on my bike (FREERIDE), but I do a lot of long trails between the technical areas of my local trails. I find a 2.1 tire a good balance between long straight stretches and some technical rocky drops.

The benefit of a wider rim is the ability to run a wider tire, even up to a 2.75 or even some 3.0 if your frame can accomodate a tire that wide.

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Thanks for the info, so the objective of the XL's is to run some fatty tires. If I throw a 2.1 on them would I tell a difference in a Ryhno Lite XL or plain Rhyno Lite.

Finally, why do all these bikes/forks/etc have to be designed for 170lb guys? Its not like I'm fat, just big boned. I think Bicycle manufactures should finally admit that they do agree with the slogan - "There's a weight limit for this ride"
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Old 05-07-03, 05:54 AM   #4
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I agree with a2psyklnut, forget about weight-go with the strongest stuff possible. I'm about 255 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal (that's what I tell the ladies at least) and love the Rhyno lites/xt's with 2.1" moto raptors. I bent everything else and went through a couple lx level hubs too. I was also bending the square taper b.b.'s that I had until I upgraded to Race Face's splined b.b., btw-the Marzocchis are the only way to go in forks (check www.pricepoint.com). I do mostly semi-aggressive xc with drops to 2-3 feet.
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Old 05-07-03, 08:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info, so the objective of the XL's is to run some fatty tires. If I throw a 2.1 on them would I tell a difference in a Ryhno Lite XL or plain Rhyno Lite.

Finally, why do all these bikes/forks/etc have to be designed for 170lb guys? Its not like I'm fat, just big boned. I think Bicycle manufactures should finally admit that they do agree with the slogan - "There's a weight limit for this ride"
They aren't you just have to search. Most products that say something like 'shore approved', 'shore designed', 'whistler ready' etc...they tend to be for bigger guys. A good example is the banshee scream. The beast of full suspensions design and made for the shore by guys who live on the shore. This is a perfect bike for bigger guys. But its not cheap and is pretty heavy. ...
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Old 05-07-03, 09:24 PM   #6
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Another Clydesdale "weighing" in some support for the Rhynolites. Good strong rims.
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Rhyno Lites are great for bigger guys or medium size guys that like to bounce off stuff at speed. Had great luck with some off the bruisers at our shop on those rims. Get a wheelset with the Ringle hubs and you'll thank me later.
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