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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Weee! Just got back, had to walk home.

    >Sooo, I rip along the roads to get to these nice glacier carved bluffs\ rocks fairly close to home.
    Doing some tecnical rock stuff, AND I have to run this small crevice between some large boulders.

    I pick the high side as the crack is sharp, narrow and pointing down....the rear slips off the side of the boulder>then the front.

    So now i'm pointing down @ a stupid degree, with my back wheel stuck in this rock crack. Like an unsafe degree to be motionless.
    So I have the front brake on and I bunny hop the tire out- Ya it worked, TOO well, the back end is lifting way too much, I'm comitted with the angle I'm on> So I release the front brake> No go, can't pedal (rock walls) and the back is still going up.

    I was picking a line to get to this little grassy spot down 5 feet infront, as it becomes obvious the front is not going to correct the rear coming up... I decide to save my @$$ and dive OVER the bars ninja style and land on the grass.
    Which i did, flipped the bike over my back, it land in front of me, banging off rocks.

    No worries, it steel, I built it up GOOD, If It DIDN'T survive, I don't want it.

    So I don't have a bruise or scratch, LOL totally happy, start climbing rocks again and....the derailler wont go over my largest cog. I flip the bike, start fiddling with derailler screws.. HEY!, it's not spinning free...look @ my wheel..It's warped in 3 places.

    WTF! I've bent a few rims, never in 3 spots, 1 minor bail. The rim was worked on last month, spokes and a warp.
    My mechanic is gonna probably tell me its toast\ maybe not. Pleasepleaseplease be fixable.

    BUT, if he does say it's finished, can you recommend a new rim to me? This is a sweet old Mavick, but I need something more sturdy, less racey. I'm 150lbs, ride hard singletrack, some technical, little jumps, say 3-4 feet to flat.
    Going to stick with DT Swiss spoke.

    Soo nothing DH MASHER, but considered stronger than this one .
    I'm not even upset with the damage because I'm in such good shape.

    Total Ninja, With some practice I will flip the bike over\ infront and upright, just jump back on. Ha.

    First 5 min into my fun and blammo, lets bail. Whatta day

    >jef.
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    It's a little low end, but I've had great luck with a RhynoLite on my rear. I'm 200 lbs and I've abused it quite a bit, but that thing is bombproof.

    Edit: Here's the mtbr.com link: http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Rim/product_22623.shtml
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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    1 for Rhynolite, I will look into-thanks.
    >jef.

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    I'm 250+ , not a gentle rider by any means and I love my Rhynolytes

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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Well, I can't explain ****. I forgot to let go of the frame (knees), 1 overed the endo by diving in front of the crash 'spot'. I picked mine, grassy spot, had to use the motion of flipping to get there. Bike did sky circle.

    STOOPid luck. Thanks O.G.

    >jef.



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    Spin Lite

    Best wheels ever, for cheaper than Gravy. Look into the Velocity Aeroheat Rim and the Sapim CX-Ray Spokes. The Sapims are 90328716t3 times stronger and better than DT. Trust me on this one.
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    I ride a REAL Schwinn!
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    Another vote for the Rhynolites. I've been running one on the rear for a couple of years and it's survived way more than its fair share of smashes off rocks and drops. Get a set built up well from a shop and you should be set.
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