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    Good CX rims?

    I'm looking at these:



    I bent my rear rim today (probably hit a curb trying to jump it) and so now I am looking for an affordable, lightweight set of rims that are strong enough for CX (maybe not curb jumping).

    http://www.bikesoul.com/2009/index.p...id=2&Itemid=10

    Think these will be a good choice?

    The Fuzion F1's are more than half the price and only ~200g heavier.

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    The Fuzion are probably a better CX choice. They're most likely built off of a Kinlin 270 rim, which is reasonably strong. Honestly, I don't know that I'd go with either of these choices if you're going to really be racing cross, though. Both of them seem a little low on spokes. I'd go 24/28 on spoke count if you could.

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    I'm using the same rims with a powertap system, and they are great.

    http://www.c-4bicyclecomponents.com/...ml?st=menuJump

    A little wider rim is a great thing for cross, as your tire will have more volume/compliance/traction.
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    How much do you weigh? What level do you expect to compete at?

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    why not just replace the rim on your existing wheel ,
    instead of buying a new wheel set ?

    or are you considering getting a 2nd, race only wheel set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    why not just replace the rim on your existing wheel
    Who cares?

    I already have a set on the way, but thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twobadfish View Post
    Who cares?

    I already have a set on the way, but thanks for the help.
    So what did you end up getting? Just curious.
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