Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Bikes: Gunnar Sport, Soma Double Cross Disc
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Good rim for 700C wheel w/disc brake
I'm thinking of going with a front disc brake on my Cross Check. I've already ordered a carbon disc fork from Nashbar, which is supposedly made by Winwood. I'll probably just use cantis on it for now while I'm evaluating the fork, but if I decide to go all the way I'll need to build a wheel. I'm thinking of starting with a Shimano XT M756 disc hub (which uses the 6-bolt mount instead of CenterLock, saving me from having to buy and adapter), but I'm not sure what rim to go with.
I was looking at the Velocity Aerohead OC because of the offset spoke bed to compensate for dish, but I'm concerned that this might be too light a rim, both to handle my weight (around 240) and also to handle the stress of disc braking. Also it only handles up to 28mm tires, though I've heard people have used 32's on them with success. I'd be using 32 spokes.
Does anyone have recommendations for a rim that is suitable for disc brakes, and ideally can handle a 32mm tire? I believe Velocity also makes the Synergy which is more of a box-section touring rim but is available with offset spoke holes.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I currently have an unused 32h Mavic Open Sport rim which I could use, though I've heard some worrisome things about the quality of the MA3 which is the predecessor to the Open Sport.
Last edited by Metaluna; 06-08-07 at 06:56 AM.