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
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.
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.
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.
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.