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    New Rims~!

    Hello all,

    Just wondering, I've been riding with a pake frame and some beat up wheels that my friend gave to me for free when I first started.

    I've saved up a bit of money and wondering what rims are decent (no need to talk about spokes or hubs).

    Specifically - what rims are good - and the pros and the cons of the rims

    Some rims i've heard of are mavic, velocity, etc etc....

    thanks

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    google.com

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    mavic open pro, depends what your budget is.

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    I personally believe that if you're going to buy something, that it should be good quality. The better known companies are the best choices to me, because mostly, they stand behind their products(or they should).

    There are things to like or love about all the top name components. So to me, I just do alot of research and ask questions on here, as you are doing.

    I suggest that you go to your LBS's and as to see the choices they have. Feel the weight and sturdiness, touch it, caress it...

    As a new FG rider, I got lucky and found a nice old/brand new frame, great used wheelset(Campy Record/Velocity Aerohead) and mixed new and used parts.

    Look for yourself.

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    sooner or later someone is going to say "Open Pro" they are great rims, but a bit pricey usually around $60 each.

    Other less expensive good choices that come up a lot are: Sun CR-18, Salsa Delgado, and Mavic Open Sport, and CXP33.

    I just got a pair of open sports for $20 each which I consider to be a very good price. It's tough to find any 700c rm for less than $20, let alone a decent one.

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    It's all about the builder. But that's not what you want to hear.

    If you don't know which shops build good wheels, ask around. Hopefully, the good builder will work with you,
    and not force his ideas on you. Best to listen carefully, though.

    My intended bling build:

    Superbe 24h hubs

    Spokes: Hoshi bladed for the radial front (no lube, elbows out!), and also for the radial spokes for the crows foot rear. Sapim CX-RAY for the cross spokes in the back

    Sapim Brass polyax nipples

    Sapim washers

    Velocity Fusion black unmachined rims

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    among posters on these forums, velocity and mavic seem to be the most popular choices for rims. they each manufacture several quality rims with varying degrees of box sections and v sections. this isn't to say there aren't other choices, ranging from low-end (alex, sun, etc.) to high-end (campy, araya, etc.) but mavic and velocity seem to be overwhelmingly the favorites.

    the most popular box section rim seems (in my eyes) to be the mavic open pro, while among v section or "aero" rims, velocity's aerohead, fusion, and deep v are all popular choices, as well as the mavic cxp-22 and cxp-33.

    the search function will yield more specific comparisons between these rims, depending on which you are seeking to compare. first decide which factors are most important to you (price, durability, weight, whether it comes in a color that will match your completely pink and black bike) then see how they match up with the available options.

    here are some links to get you started:

    http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=580
    http://www.mavic.com/ewb_pages/p/piste.php
    http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?c...it=y&pagename=
    http://businesscycles.com/trwheel.htm

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    I have ridden on both Mavic CXP 22 and CXP 33 and both have held up very well. I would purchase either set of of these rims again.

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    it depends what you want. get a v rim for strength and stiffness, or a box rim for lightness, acceleration and deceleration. I just replaced a light, boxy wheel with a v-section rim. It is noticably more sluggish, but I don't mind, as I was after durability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    I have ridden on both Mavic CXP 22 and CXP 33 and both have held up very well. I would purchase either set of of these rims again.
    I have actually considered these two rims for my new BFSSFG IRO build.

    I have a great wheeset for my coming frame that are right now on my SS.

    But I have checked them both out at the shop and they both look great.

    I think I will go fo the CXP 33. Laced up to some Formula hubs. Thats a real decent wheelset.

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    aeroheads are nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exfreewheeler

    I think I will go fo the CXP 33. Laced up to some Formula hubs. Thats a real decent wheelset.
    Good call. You will not be disappointed. I have my CXP22 laced to Formulas. They make a great set of beater wheels for city riding. Not too blingy either to attract the attention of people with sticky fingers.

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    The cxp22/formula sets from the guy in miami are so cheap that it's almost not worth getting anything else in the low-medium range unless you already have rims or hubs. I have seen two sets so far, they were both supremely well-built.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landgolier
    The cxp22/formula sets from the guy in miami are so cheap that it's almost not worth getting anything else in the low-medium range unless you already have rims or hubs. I have seen two sets so far, they were both supremely well-built.
    Who is the guy in Miami?

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    It really depends on the grade of hub and spokes you're going to lace them to.

    What kind of hubs are you getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatano
    Who is the guy in Miami?

    Bicyclewheels.com, they sell them via ebay also but it's not any cheaper. Formula 32h to cxp22's for $155 shipped. They've added some sun and weinman options for a little more and less $, some stuff in black but no other colors. The sets I've seen were hand built, spoke prepped, VERY even tension and very minimal windup. One friend has about 1000 mi on them with no issues. Only fixed/free as far as I know, 120 spaced but they have the long axles on the rear so you can do whatever with them. I'm a big fan of these guys, when my road wheels go I'm probably going to get their 105/open pro set that's $210 shipped.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

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    Oh right, that guy... he doesn't ship to Canada, sadly. I'm looking for a cheap rear flip-flop with enough axle to space out to 130mm.

    m.

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    mavic open pros or cxp 33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retem
    mavic open pros or cxp 33
    two very different rims. open pro for lightness, cxp33 for strength.

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    what happend to the Deep V's I saw on the original build?

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    I ride a Pake and deep v's work fine. Durable, aero and cool as f**k.
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    open pro for light weight and cxp 33 for durability and strength

    If we were to compare the open pro light weights to velocity rims such as the aero or aerohead which are also supposed to be lighter, would the open pro still be lighter? and how durable is the open pro since they're so light

    as far as the cxp 33 - what's the difference from cxp 22's and as far as the durability goes, how is it compared to the deep v's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchou701
    as far as the cxp 33 - what's the difference from cxp 22's and as far as the durability goes, how is it compared to the deep v's?
    My two cents. CXP-33 are lighter than Deep Vs but almost as strong. Deep Vs look better and are available in a range of colours. (CXP-33s can be found in black, silver and maybe, just maybe if you're very lucky red).

    CXP-22 aren't as profiled as the 33's and they weigh more. They're a little more of a budget rim than the 33's.

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    Velocity Fusion are supposed to be between the DeepV and the Aerohead. Something to think about.

    I have the Aerohead, and they are great!

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    While we're kicking around a lot of very different rims, how big are you, what's the frame, and what are the riding conditions?
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

    -T.G.

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