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    velocity dyad

    i've been hunting around online a bit for a rim that looks appropriate for my current project, and so far i've come up with the velocity dyad.

    the project is simple; every part is picked based on how long they'll last. it's going to be a touring style fixed ride, and i want some semi-aero profiled rims that are going to be tough as nails and last forever. i'm thinking of matching dyads with phils and armadillo infinity tires.

    only problem is, there's not much information about the dyads online...does anyone have any experience with them? even hearsay will do.

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    My buddy destroyed a pair on his cross bike pretty quickly. He is 200+ lbs though.

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    i'm 170 pounds, and i'll be on a somewhat loaded bike...but i also won't be riding it as hard as a cx'er...is there a generally accepted toughest 700c rim out there?

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    I'm not sure if they make it in 700c, but the Salsa Gordo is pretty overbuilt.

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    looks like it's only in a 26, and a bit too wide for the tires i want to run, but thanks for the tip

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    Most around here recomend the mavic ma3 as toughest.

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    i'll let someone else yell at you for that. lots of people hate the ma3.

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    Sure. Lots of people hate macdonalds too. You do not become number one for nothing.

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    right, it's because they're both cheap as dirt.

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    The toughest rim would be the rigida dp18, but it weighs on the wrong side of 500 grams.
    The cxp33 is notorius for being the tough and only weighs 440-470 depending on who weighs it.
    If you could get hold of the cxp30 they would be stronger and more aero than the 33.
    Both are semi aero and the dp18 is the deepest.

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    Mavic A719... 28-50m mm tires. Holds up to messenger work. Tough tough sheet. But not aero...f aero

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    check out the semi-aero's by FIR, i weigh 220 and use them on my cross to ride all kinds of terrain just as i do with my mtb, logs drops and all.

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    salsa delgado rims come in 700c. i'm building a pair up on some XT hubs for touring myself. they're pretty beefy, and come in 32 and 36H versions. check them out if you can.

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    i think that the competition may now be between the delgado and the a719. i've been digging away, and i think that eyelets are more important than deep section for touring, so the dyad is kind of out of the running.

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    I've been trying to tell you guys about the dyad rims for awhile now, but nobody's cared. Most people do what everyone else is doing. These are tough-ass rims, I'm about 160 and haven't been able to do any damage to them (but I don't go out of my way to try, either )

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    I've been hit thrice on MA3's and not once did they fold (one hit was me slamming into a qtr panel as I was cut off). I continue to use the same set, and am having a new one built for the new bike.
    MA3s are my choice for street use.
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    MA3's have a pretty bad rep for spoke pull out. I know shops that will not build wheels with them. I had a spoke pull out in 600 miles and the wheel was built by a pro.
    arrowheads are really good and so are velocity's deep v. I have them both on my racing bike and I was over 220 pounds when riding with them.

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    I'm a big fan of the Mavic Open Pro. It has a pretty good rep and I've had no problems. I've even been hit by a car (which is a whole other boring story) and been able to true it up and ride out.

    But then I hear likewise about the MA3.

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    I ahd a open pro but whoever built it did it with a flat spot. so you felt it as you rode. the shop fixed it but it would not stay in perfect true after screwing with it a bit it sayed true. but my arrowhead and the veep v were perfect and they cost less too. plus they are nicer looking.

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    Dyads are some tough rims I use them on my 29'er Fg bike. I took them up (and down) the side of a mountain in Vermont. Beat the heck out of them and no problems. I'll vote for the Dyads.

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