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    Looking for the lightest, yet affordable (under $100) 700c rim for custom wheelbuild.

    Hello,

    So, I am about to build a rear track wheel up either 28 or 32 hole, 700c clincher. What is the lightest, reliable, and affordable rim (under 100$) that you would recommend for building this wheel up? Looks are not important, just weight, price, and quality. I was thinking Mavic Open Pros. Am I right or wrong, and please tell me why.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Open Pro is the tried and true.

    If you want to go even lighter, IRD Cadences / KinLin XR-200 / Speedcific Niobium 19 (all are the same rim under different brands) can be had for $40 a pop @ 390g. Single-eyeletted.

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    I'm getting a set of 32H Open Pros built for my fixed. Had a set back when I road raced, light, durable. Was able to hold my own with (most) guys I rode with who all had fancy ksyriums. I'd go with a 32H for a rear wheel-unless your REALLY light or it's a race only wheelset. 28H are pretty delicate.

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    well didnt you forget STRONG as well .`?

    i had a head on a few days ago . i was cycling at about 45kph ,sMack right into a city / commuter cyclist . i wont go into detail .. but on impact my Gp4's held strong , just blew my continental sprinter to **** and i had about 8bar in the tire at the time . tire + gp4 = strong and saved my wheels .. my body on the otherhand hurts like H*ll
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    Look for a generically ****ty single walled rim from any of the low-end manufacturers. The rim will be utter shyte but it will be light.
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    Has anyone tried the Ambriosio FCS 28?

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    Mavic Open Pros all the way! You can't go wrong. There is a reason why most European road pros use open pros on their training bikes.

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    I've heard Ambrosio box rims are the most common rim for the Paris-Roubaix. That's gotta be sayin something.

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    Thanks folks for your opinion, I think I will go with a 32 Open Pro, but only after research ambrosios. Appreciate your input.

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    whats a good ambrosio rim?

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