Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    2010 Kona Dr. Dew, Yuba Mundo V3, 2009 Diamondback Kalamar
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Rim for a cargo bike wheel?

    I need to get a new front wheel built for my Yuba Mundo. It has gone too long without a dynohub, and I'm going to be upgrading to disc brakes in the near future as well.

    Since I want an Alfine dynohub in a 26", 36-spoke wheel, I'm pretty much stuck with a custom build.

    I'm wondering what a good rim choice would be? Browsing the Sheldon Brown/Harris Cyclery web page, it sounds like the Sun Rhyno Lite would be a good choice. 36 spoke, heavy duty, wide for wide tire mounting.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions or comments?

  2. #2
    Senior Member coldfeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have not a lot of experience with severe loading yet, but i like the design of the Salsa Gordo in 26" that I have on the Dummy.

  3. #3
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    1,474
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mavic EX 721 is a top quality rim .. welded joint, brake track machined .

  4. #4
    cyclopath vik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    My Bikes
    Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
    Posts
    5,237
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any reasonable rim will be fine. The front wheel isn't heavily loaded and even with a disc is almost symmetrical so it will be quite strong. You don't need to go nutty and get a super heavy duty rim for that application.

    The Rhino Lite would be fine, but is also way more rim than you need.
    safe riding - Vik
    VikApproved

  5. #5
    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Oakville Ontario
    Posts
    4,977
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rhino Lite is probably the best bang for the buck. There may be stronger rims, but not many.
    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


    Rule #12: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    2010 Kona Dr. Dew, Yuba Mundo V3, 2009 Diamondback Kalamar
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like the Rhyno Lite is a good choice given what I have readily available. It my be overkill, but it's also one of the less expensive options available. Seems like a win-win situation to me.

    Thanks for the input everybody.

  7. #7
    Gear Hub fan
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    My Bikes
    Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For my Big Dummy dynamo wheel build I used the Salsa Gordo. It is the same rim Surly used for the original wheel and I found that Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires are very easy to mount on it, unlike many other rims.
    Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro

    Visit and join the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group for support and links.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Geared_hub_bikes/

  8. #8
    Bicycle Lifestyle AsanaCycles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pacific Grove, Ca
    My Bikes
    Neil Pryde Diablo, VeloVie Vitesse400, Hunter29er, Surly Big Dummy
    Posts
    1,737
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm on my 3rd set of wheels for the BD.
    currently on a set of WTB LaserDisc DH 36h, laced 4 cross to XT hubs with AVID BB7's
    I should have started on this wheelset, a set of Rhyno Lites lasted about a year, first on an XtraCycle convert job bolted to a Cdale F900, then a few months on the BD.

  9. #9
    ong
    ong is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    113
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Rhino Lite is fine for the price, but I'm finding it more underkill than overkill. They've been holding together OK for a few years on my cargo bike, but I would feel better with an even beefier rim; I have the feeling they don't have much time left on this earth (I have to keep retruing, and I'm waiting to find some cracks near the eyelets). Next time I want to try a 40-spoke wheel, at least for the back. I carry passengers and heavy loads a lot, and I think a pretty mongo wheel is called for. 48 spokes is probably ridiculous, though (and I'd get carpal tunnel syndrome building them up!).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •