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Alternatives to the Sun CR18 rim.

Old 11-22-20, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Well, you didn't say what size rim, but there's this:

Close! If they were spaced at 130mm I'd be all over those.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
I'd like to update to a new 700c rim on a 1978 Trek road bike. I want a rim that keeps the old-school look of the bike, and need to avoid any rim with a modern aero appearance. It would be great if the rim is 21 to 23mm wide. The hole count needs to be 32 and the color or finish should be silver or satin.

The Sun CR18 rim fits the description. Any other modern rim I should consider?

I have built several pairs of wheels with the CR-18. I have no complaints, and think it's a great rim for the price. I also think it will handle wider (up to a 38mm?) tires.
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Originally Posted by rickrob View Post
I have built several pairs of wheels with the CR-18. I have no complaints, and think it's a great rim for the price. I also think it will handle wider (up to a 38mm?) tires.
I'm running 35 mm on mine and am quite, quite happy. FWIW, my wheel build using Sun CR18s, Surly New and Ultra-New Track hubs and ACI/Alpina spokes was the smoothest, easiest, fastest wheel build I've ever had.
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I agree with the CR-18s, I built up a set way back and used it mostly on trails, and they were really great, stayed very true and no complaints by me and I literally abused these things and they took it

I would agree however, a couple of others are very good as well, as mentioned, the Velo-Orange and Velocity A23 are very good choices as well

Personally, I have had the Pacenti on a gravel bike, I did have a rear hub maintenance issue so I reached out for some simple support on information as I pretty well have to be self supporting/wrenching where I live and I have to say, the support just isn't there at Pacenti. There was no answer to email, no phone message follow up and that was after a few tries. The wheels, are great, don't get me wrong, but I like to know when I purchase a product someone will answer a few simple questions if needed


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