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Old 01-27-04, 12:47 PM
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triple wall???

I was about to upgrade to some new rims mine have seen better days and i wanted to know is triple wall really worth the money? Im a fairly little rider about 5.10" 135lbs, but i broke the seem my old ariya and pushed 2 spokes into my tube, and so do i really need to drop 150 on a new set or can i get something more affordable but a little less durable? and if can what would it be? and tips or comments would be appreciated thanks...
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Old 01-27-04, 02:27 PM
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I ride triple wall and swear by them. I wouldnt ever ride anything else, just for the safety of it, and plus that 150 is 150 you may not have to spend again for a LONG time.
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Old 01-27-04, 06:36 PM
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dude, someone of your size should never spend the money on a triple wall rim, i've been riding a hoffman highroller on rear and a BFR on front for about 2 years now and i've had to only replace the hubs.
for you i would suggets just getting some sun big cities, or bfr but dont waste the money on triple wall alex or odyssey rim.
or thats just what i think!
 
Old 01-27-04, 06:38 PM
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they are alos a lot lighter than bigger triple walled rims
 
Old 07-14-04, 12:03 PM
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triple wall rims are more expensive but they last longer....but their a little heavier it jus depends pretty much on what u ride...
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Old 07-23-04, 08:47 PM
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Double walls are good to have light and fairly durable just try not to case stuff any way lol. What did you do to put spokes through your tubes any way? wow!!!
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Old 07-24-04, 07:16 AM
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like he said, he broke the seam.....in other words the rim split where it is joined at the edges to form a loop.....

if it was a double wall that you broke, get triple walls, if it wasnt, go for a nice set of double wall rims...spend the extra coin on a quality hubset...

I am a heavier rider (200lbs) and I ride double walls....and at the moment am riding single walls, but my saving grace is I am a smooth rider....exceptionally smooth... maybe you can work on that and go for some really cheap wheels....but I wouldnt recommend it...
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Old 07-26-04, 02:32 PM
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Ohh so the seam compleatly snapped apart?
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Old 07-26-04, 03:52 PM
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yes, snapped clean apart...
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I always have split my seams on my bike rims is there any rims that have a warranty on split seams?
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Old 07-28-04, 10:36 PM
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i got Alex Supra J triple walls... they've been nothing but trouble. im going back down to double, and unless your doing some serious street drops or somthing, you dont need nethin that strong. and there heavy unless you want to spend 300 bucks for rims
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FYI: There are light triple wall rims out there, and some are very good. If your rims are splitting at the seams, then you obviously need rims that are WELDED at the seams instead of pinned together at the seams.

I personally ride a double wall rim: Araya Super 7x which I like because the chrome plating is good on them and they are fairly light for the cash. The seam is welded instead of pinned and I have NEVER had one split on me or have heard of one splitting. But, the rim is definitely not as burly or durable as many of the triple walls out there.

The Alex Supra E is heavy, but is chrome plated and only $40.00 per rim. That's a really good price on some very, very solid rims.

The Jalco rim is an example of an inexpensive looks good, but is NOT good rim. It has a pinned seam and does not offer any additional support to the rim to survive harsh landings. You could probably demolish the rim, and lose your $25.00 per rim in just a few months... or quicker.

All prices and rim info from www.danscomp.com

I would personally love some Odyssey Duralectric rims which are welded seams and use a hard annodizing process that provies all the braking power of chrome, in either a black or red finish. $85.00 per rim... ouch.

Once again, be ready to build your wheel yourself - unless you MUST have new hubs (not likely) that will save you $100.00 or so on the purchase. Just get the rims you need, make sure the spokes you have will fit, and learn to build it up. You may need to go to a bike shop to have them true it up for you when you are done, but that is a ton less than buying a complete new wheelset.
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