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Rebuilding a set of HED Alps -- What are good rim options?

Old 07-07-15, 09:25 AM
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Rebuilding a set of HED Alps -- What are good rim options?

Long story short -- Picked up a set of HED Alps off of CL for cheapola but the rims aren't in the best shape, especially in the rear. Hubs are still in good knick so I want to start shopping around for replacement rims for a rebuild -- this is an 18/24 combo. Not looking to spend a huge amount of money for this project, probably around the $200 mark for rims/spokes/nipples.

It's my understanding that 18h rims aren't as abundant which may make finding a matching pair of rims a little tough but I could be wrong about that. My ideal rim would be H-plus son Archetype but those arent offered in 18h BHS has their own brand of rim which looks decent but I don't know much about them, the price is right however

So here's my rim criteria:

Must be clincher
Must be black
I would prefer a higher profile rim 30-40mm @ 23mm wide
Open to different materials but I think I'm stuck with aluminum given my price range
The lighter the better (450-600gs?)

Any brands of rims that are currently available in a 18/24 combo that fit the criteria above?
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Get a 36 hole rim and use 1/2?
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I read about doing that but knowing me and my OCD, having extra holes would drive me nuts.

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Get a 36 hole rim and use 1/2?
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Any other rim options I should check out?
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