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Old 12-27-17, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
It doesn't matter. First this is a front wheel so they are inherently stronger to begin with. It takes a lot of abuse...some of it break a front wheel. But, more importantly, a rim does very little to add to the strength of a wheel. A heavy rim doesn't do much for a wheel except make it heavy. It doesn't make it stronger nor more durable. It serves as a convenient place to put a tire and as a vehicle to allow the spokes to do their job.

Spokes are what you should really be concerned about. The spokes do all of the work of keeping a wheel strong and durable. Pick a good spoke and then pick any rim you like. Most people do it the other way around and just use a "whatever" spoke.
What's a bad spoke, and what's a good spoke, then?
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