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Old 04-21-11, 07:27 PM   #1
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Low Profile Rim

Just wondering which you guys think are best...to be more specific i'm talking bout like open pros m13s and stuff like that. I know scrod has a set of m13s so if he reads this how do you like those? Also any other options would be nice to know
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Tb14 ftw
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Low Profile? I always thought that my early clincher rims were pretty sweet. I've never had a problem about any breaking, yet they do a have side to side untruing problem when you dump it.

I would like the high profile ones in a neon green just to look kool on my bike.
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I love, love, love my M13s. I've had them for over a year now and have literally never had to touch them with a spoke wrench. Plus, they look amazing.
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Tb14 ftw
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open pros are always a solid choice in my opinion, but these win on style points. they're just too damn good looking.
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I love, love, love my M13s. I've had them for over a year now and have literally never had to touch them with a spoke wrench. Plus, they look amazing.
Which tires do you have on yours scrod or more importantly where you get them? i love the classic track look of low profile and gum sidewalls
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Mavic open pro CD's in grey with spoke eyelets
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Old 04-21-11, 07:52 PM   #8
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There are lots of good options. I have heard though that Open pros have gone down in quality the past few years, though I have not built them or ridden them for any length of time so I can't say. I am a fan of Velocity stuff but others prefer rims with eyelets. DT also makes great rims.
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I've also been thinking about going with cr18's. They look pretty good in black.
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I think these may be called box-section rims as opposed to aero-style rims. Also I doubt owners of aero-style rims are riding fast enough to warrant the use of aerodynamic rim shapes. There is obviously an advantage but I feel it's mostly an aesthetic choice on wheelbuilds for cat3-4-5 racers, commuters, and fixie kids.
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I have another question so tb14s have an advertised width of 23mm and people use them with 23c tires yes? so wouldn't cr18s be more similar to tb14s in tire fit and ride than m13s?
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I'm using 25c Panaracer Pasela TGs (and have never had a flat). Got the wheels from Velomine.

longjohns - Velomine has M13s in black too if you don't want a wide rim.
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Non machined? Im in need of a new Wheelset bad...
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Machined but anodized after machining. Like so:



http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...nilvlnslh2pdl7

Ben will build a set with black spokes for you if that's what you're after.
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Someone emailed Ben about custom building a set of M13 and he said they are behind on custom orders and only selling what they have in stock.
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Ahhh...good to know. That dude must get so much traffic from us here at SSFG.
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So is there any advantages/disadvantages to running the wider rims? Can you run 23's with them? I will
Most like run 25's but it's good to know just in case...
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I wouldn't recommend running 23s on CR-18s. Even with 25s, go with M-13s.
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To run a 23 on the wider rim, You might not seat the bead completely cause the tire will have to stretch alot.
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I have Mavic MA40s on my roadbike and I like em so much I wanna lace up a set for my fixed gear
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i've had these open pro's for about a week now and they seem great. check out bicycle wheel warehouse for open pros
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I wouldn't recommend running 23s on CR-18s. Even with 25s, go with M-13s.
my question is tho then why does h+ talk bout how the tb14 is 22mm wide and how its better running tires with that
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The combination of 23c + 22mm width is supposedly mimic the feel of tubular wheels and tires, Zipp and HED are doing it. It's the new "trend".

You risk pinch flatting with that combination.
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my question is tho then why does h+ talk bout how the tb14 is 22mm wide and how its better running tires with that
i don't know about the cr-18s, but the tb14s were designed to be used with 23s (though i wouldn't go smaller). they're insanely difficult to mount a tire on (i had to use a lever to stretch it on at the end, and pinched a tube in the process). it really does make the ride nice (nicer than i remember my worn out halo courier and conti ultra sport giving on my open 4s), they say because of the rounder profile and wider contact patch. its similar to when i used to use tufo tubular-clincher tires.

quality is on par with the open pro i built, with much better finish. people that have seen it are pretty taken with how nice they look. leagues nicer than the m13II i built (which had a couple mm of hop at the joint). not that the suns are bad, but they're in different classes.
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humm good info.....I have been debating on getting a set of CR18 wheels from Velomine this summer and I run 28's so I guess this will work out fine
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