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Old 08-05-12, 09:39 PM
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Hey dudes, so I'm thinking about making a major change in bike...going from a traditional road bike (2011 Trek Madone 4.5) and possibly going to one the recently released Foundry Riveter. I got a chance to ride the Riveter the other day as a demo and LOVED it. They're not available until February but I figure I should start checking stuff out now. The main reason for this post is the front end of the Riveter, it's got disc brakes and has a 15mm thru axle fork, I know, awesome. Anyway, If I bought the frameset (likely) I would need a set of road wheels, disc, 15mm axle front. I'm a little worried about buying MTB wheels and throwing 23/25mm tires on them so I'm considering building up a pair from scratch. I would likely use shimano or king hubs but I'm looking for a good rim to pair them with.

SO, can anyone suggest a good 32h road rim, non-braking, preferably black...or a good factory-made road disc wheelset (also black)?
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Old 08-05-12, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by nathanvgreene
...non-braking
That is the only useless thing listed in your criteria. It is of zero importance. You can add ~30g (just a guess, but I know it's an insignificant amount of weight) to your already (relatively) heavy disc brake wheelset without noticing it. I say this because I suspect it to be hard to find non rim-braking road rims, so you may have to end up settling for rims intended for rim brakes.
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Old 08-05-12, 10:46 PM
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B43 rims. Done.
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Velocity rims are available in an un-machined, all-black finish. The Aerohead is a good model choice.

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If you can accept a machined but not needed brake track, the Mavic CXP-33 will certainly meet your strength and durability requirements.
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Originally Posted by AlphaDogg
That is the only useless thing listed in your criteria. It is of zero importance. You can add ~30g (just a guess, but I know it's an insignificant amount of weight) to your already (relatively) heavy disc brake wheelset without noticing it. I say this because I suspect it to be hard to find non rim-braking road rims, so you may have to end up settling for rims intended for rim brakes.
No brake track does mean you could have something like Velocity's Halo coating, which is a pretty nice feature.

Also, I don't know that anyone yet does so, but carbon rims that don't have to absorb the heat shed by braking can be quite a bit lighter.
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Originally Posted by dscheidt
Also, I don't know that anyone yet does so, but carbon rims that don't have to absorb the heat shed by braking can be quite a bit lighter.
Good idea if cost isn't a factor. Carbon rims will indeed be black and many of them have reasonably ineffective brake tracks, which will be a non-issue with disc brakes.
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Some ideas from across the hall:

https://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...ims-27801.html
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I built a couple of disc wheels on black Mavic Open Pro 32h rims and after 2000+ miles of commuting on them, they are holding up nicely. These rims have the brake track which is of no importance to me.
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Late last year I built a monstercross bike. The frame has 135mm rear spacing so I am using a set of 29er MTB wheels. The rims are very wide yet I have run a 700x25 tire with no issues. The tires ride very well with the wide rim.
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I found the Stan's NoTubes ZTR Alpha 340 rims which seem really light and solid. They even offer a pre-built wheelset with the 340 rims and disc hubs, convertible to thru-axle, I'll probably end up going with those
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