asleep at the wheel
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes: Custom Richie Ditta Track Bike, Eddie Merckx Corsa, Marioni Custom Pista, Dolan Cyclocross
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Really depends on the rim (repeating info from fixedgear forums). As a brand the quality varies.
I have a huge Saavedra deep v rim (imported by EAI under the arrow brand) on my rear and it rocks. Heavy, but its handled nails, debris, drops, skipping and skidding perfectly for the last five years. No braking surface, really nice mirror finish.
I really like it and its held up better than any other rim I've ever owned and under a lot more abuse.
Are you asking because a certain seller has some damn cheap tubular rims from Saavedra? I have no idea about those particular rims but the price is very tempting.