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Old 10-26-10, 08:44 PM   #1
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new wheelset for xmas maybe

i have weinman dp18's in white and I'm wanting a more box section, classic looking rim. Should I go with velomine's mavic or sun wheels? Is there a reason to get open pro's over cxp rims? Or should I stray away from shallower rims for strength reasons, because I'll admit I'm not easy on my wheels.
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Old 10-26-10, 08:47 PM   #2
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Don't fear the box-section. My Sun M13s have been nothing but good to me and I'm a heavy hitter.



Unless you're a 350 lb gorilla busting mad trikzzz, a properly-built 36h M13 laced 3x will most likely be stronger than any rim you'd ever need.
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Definitely vote on getting some M13's like ^. They look awesome and are said to be good quality if built right.

Also, scrod what's your inseam? lol
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...a properly-built 36h M13 laced 3x will most likely be stronger than any rim you'd ever need.
+1.


That is all.
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Also, scrod what's your inseam? lol
32.5ish, barefoot.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/2011-TOMCAT-50mm...sories&afsrc=1

youll be so aero you wont have to find a slip stream
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Iv been running a set of CR18's in 36h 3x for over a year now and have not even had to true them. I am a lighter weight rider but ride like im on a bmx bike.

If you want wider tires, I highly recommend the CR18's. I say that because the CR18 is a wider rim and doesnt like anything below a 28-30c tire.
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I bought Mavic Open Pro to Dura Ace hubs from Velomine and have been happy with them, but they aren't the strongest wheel ever. They are in need of a truing pretty badly right now. Then again, I'm crazy fast, strong and wreckless.
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what bike is that scrod?
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Leader 722TS. Click my Velospace link below for full specs.
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if you can afford open pros, by all means do it.
CXPs are nice too, but not box section.
you cant argue with mavic's quality.
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