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    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
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    Ambrosio Excellence? DT Swiss RR 1.1?

    Anybody running either of these rims? How do you like them? Got pics of your wheels?

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    Ambrosio makes some badass gear. the Excellence rims are very similar to the Cronos in stiffness. They are just a little deeper and more... clincher-y is all.

    DT's are also pretty stiff and likely more durable, especially if the double eyeleted version is used. Of course the RR1.1's weigh a fair bit more than the Excellence rims do.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    Ambrosio makes some badass gear. the Excellence rims are very similar to the Cronos in stiffness. They are just a little deeper and more... clincher-y is all.

    DT's are also pretty stiff and likely more durable, especially if the double eyeleted version is used. Of course the RR1.1's weigh a fair bit more than the Excellence rims do.
    Yeah. The 1.1s are $20 a pop more than the Ambrosios, but they look pretty strong.

    This is for my beater/lockup road bike so I want a good combo of stout and cost effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    Yeah. The 1.1s are $20 a pop more than the Ambrosios, but they look pretty strong.

    This is for my beater/lockup road bike so I want a good combo of stout and cost effective.
    You may consider going with the old standby: the Mavic Open Pro.

    A pair of Open Pro Silvers can be had for $120 USD.
    Ten tenths.

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    The weights of both double eyeleted rims are similar.
    Depending on were you buy them, price can be too.
    http://www.ambrosiospa.com/catalog_e...pper&Itemid=57
    http://www.dtswiss.com/Products/Comp...s/RR-rims.aspx
    http://www.ital-tecno.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=33
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    I have a DT1.1 (single-eyelet) rear on an AC hub and I'd never use it as a daily beater, but I'm an ox to my wheels

    nothing special IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphoria View Post
    I have a DT1.1 (single-eyelet) rear on an AC hub and I'd never use it as a daily beater, but I'm an ox to my wheels

    nothing special IMO
    That was DT's intent.
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    i have a pair of ambrosio excellence, branded as "colnago". theyre laced 3x rear and radial front with sapim spokes. i cant make a comparative judgement on whether theyre stiffer or anything (not sure how one can be so sensitive to perceive that, anyway) - but i can say they havent ever needed truing

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    Quote Originally Posted by redfooj View Post
    i have a pair of ambrosio excellence, branded as "colnago". theyre laced 3x rear and radial front with sapim spokes. i cant make a comparative judgement on whether theyre stiffer or anything (not sure how one can be so sensitive to perceive that, anyway) - but i can say they havent ever needed truing
    Pick the rim up and twist it.

    Conversely, you can also ride a bike with the rims built up into a wheelset.
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