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    Rim choice for light touring

    Well, I should say just riding around the city, maybe 100 miles maximum. I will be building up a Steelwool Tweed this winter and bought a set of Hope Pro 3 hubs (36H) which I wanted to use, laced to Mavic CXP33 rims. I read a lot of pros and cons about these rims for loaded touring but since I only weigh 140 and will not carry more than 20 lbs. on a good day, it appears they should be sufficient. I would like to put some Panaracer Pasela 700 x 35 tires on the CXP33 rim, is that workable? Would they be alright for hard packed trails and crushed gravel or are there other tires that are more suited? I'm trying to set it up for comfortable riding on the road traveling at a reasonable speed but some off road as well. I also read that you need to use long stem valves as they are an aero rim, any recommendations on a tube?
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    all tubes are about the same quality. if riding on hard packed trails with the smooth treaded tire i would not corner aggressively

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    Mavic recommends a tire width of 19-28mm for the CXP33. 700x35 sounds like an awfully large tire to try to squeeze onto a rim that narrow, though I'm sure it can be done. Given the 23mm rim depth, you'll probably want a tube with a valve stem that's at least 48mm long. That should give you about an inch of valve stem protruding above the rim. Performance Bike makes the Presta version of their Forte tubes in that length. Dunno about anyone else; seems like there isn't a bit demand for touring-sized tires on deep rims...

    If I were you, I'd buy a wider rim if I wanted to use 700x35 tires. I've been very happy with the wheels I built using the Velocity Synergy rim.

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    They sound fairly strong. I had difficulty finding any reference to their being available in 36 hole and able to match your hubs.

    I don't really see the point to these rims. Why do you want an aero racing rim for a comfort touring use. Aero goes up to the square of speed, so if a racer was doing 20 to your (aggressive) 14, his aero drag would be nearly twice yours. I average 10. so that is a quarter the drag, I use fenders, there is a ton to optimise there and bags..There is a huge amount you can do to streamline the body, while the rims are a fairly small part of it. Doesn't sound like these rims would collapse.

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    You cannot go to a 35 on that rim. Mavic recommends nothing larger then 28, and that is the true upper limit.

    but that doesn't mean you can't do light touring as your wanting to do with 28's. 28's and those rims can easily handle 220 pounds, and your only going to have 160 to maybe 170 if you use a loaded handlebar bag and a seat bag.

    I wouldn't use Forte tires or tubes if you paid me!! Your best tubes are Conti's or Specialized, personally I like Mich Latex because they provide a plusher ride over butyl, but you will need to put air in every day to the tune of about 20 pounds. However it's true that most tubes are made by one manufacture in Taiwan but their made according to each companies specs.

    Tire wise, Specialized Armadillo All Condition tire has a fantastic 28 size tire that is very robust in both flat protection and wear.

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    CXP 33 gets used for Cyclo cross racing , should be OK,
    they run 32~34 tires often, then . at lower pressures.

    I have old stuff.. Mavic Mod 3, with 33,3 jack brown slicks .. on one bike,

    Wolber 58 with 32 Schwalbe Marathon Plus, a really robust puncture resistant tire
    on another ..
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    I should mention that I got the wheel set for a very good price, brand new. I was not specifically looking for an aero rim. Seems the CXP33s are a mixed bag. Some say they are strong, others disagree. For loaded touring I would not but in light of my intended use I'm sure I could do worse. I know many use wider tires than the rim manufacturer specifies. I did look at the Sheldon Brown site and the chart he uses. Seems 32 would be the upper limit given a 15mm ( I think ) inside diameter but he mentions the chart errs on the side of caution. Of course, I'm not set on having to use a 35 tire, my inexperience tells me they would be better for a mix of hard packed trail and gravel roads, as well as pavement. All of this relates to my XC riding on 2.0 wide 26" rims. If there is a comfortable riding 28 I would try a pair. I really want to reduce road shock from bumps, cracks etc. Silly me, I like the Hope hubs so much that the rims were secondary. When I think of the wide tires I put on the 26" Mavic XM 719 it seems as though a 35 would not cause a problem.
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    Before Bontrager became a Trek Corp Brand name, and was a bike guy with a garage shop,
    he cut down 40 spoke Mavic road rims to be 32 hole mountain bike wheels
    to make a skinny light rim for mountain bike racers..

    hard and fast rules of thumb are more .. like opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageRide View Post
    riding around the city, maybe 100 miles maximum..... I only weigh 140 and will not carry more than 20 lbs. on a good day
    I think with description you can pretty much ride whatever you like, all the way to ultra light racing bikes, they can handle this.

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    i've run everything from 23s to 45s on a bunch of mavic rims that are all the same width as the cxp33 without any problems

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    yep, no problem with the tire size on that rim.

    the rim is strong too. I abused the hell out of one for a couple years with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageRide View Post
    If there is a comfortable riding 28 I would try a pair.
    In my experience a 700x28 isn't any more comfortable than a 700x25. If you're planning to ride gravel roads, the smallest tire I'd consider would be 700x32. The 700x35 that you're planning to use is probably ideal... provided it will stay on the rim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Before Bontrager became a Trek Corp Brand name, and was a bike guy with a garage shop,
    he cut down 40 spoke Mavic road rims to be 32 hole mountain bike wheels
    to make a skinny light rim for mountain bike racers..

    hard and fast rules of thumb are more .. like opinions.
    I remember those.

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    Sun has made a recommendation of tire width for what they feel is safe for that rim. You may be able to put a 32 on it but it's not recommended because your pushing the edge, but anything beyond 32 is asking for trouble. Go to this web site and check out the rim chart: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html Keep in mind this chart is conservative just as Suns recommendations are, but they do that for safety. Another way to look at it is by a mathematical rule of thumb for tire sizing is 1.8-2.2 times your rim width

    Note, that just as Sun, the Chart recommends nothing more then two sizes under and two sizes over of the middle size; again you could go an additional one size, but should not go more then that.

    If you want to squeeze a 45 onto rim with a max size rating of 28 then you do so at your own risk, I am not recommending you do that under any circumstance. And a 35? Well some manufactures 35 may be closer to 32 then a true 35 and those will fit, but so what? you still have a 32 it's just marked 35.

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