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Old 03-14-07, 02:44 PM
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Synergy and Supreme

Does anyone know if Velocity Synergy rims would mate well with the new Marathon Supreme's (35s)?

I a building a up light touring/commuting bike with 130mm rear spacing, so it seems like the dyads would be overkill.

On that note, does anyone have experience with the synergy rims?

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Old 03-14-07, 02:57 PM
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Looks like the Synergy is 23mm wide, which might be a bit wide for 35mm tires. It's not too far off so I suspect it won't be a problem but the tire might not end up being quite 35mm wide. I don't have experience with the combo, though.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html#width
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That tire sizing chart is based of interior rim width, not exterior. I don't have Synergy's but I don't see any reason why a 35mm tire would be a problem. Heck, I think it's probably a perfect match. Rivendell pushes the synergy rim as a good "all-rounder" rim and they love 32mm or larger tires. I imagine it will work very well. I'm planning to use Synergy's on my up-coming light-touring/all-rounder setup with 32mm or 35mm standard Marathons.

Does anyone know the interior width of Synergy rims? The Velocity page only lists the exterior width.

(ohh.. FWIW, if you go by exterior rim width alone, the Deep Vs being 19mm wide, using Sheldon's chart, you'd be running tires no smaller than 28mm... and there are many, many folks running 23s and 25s on those rims... it's all about INTERIOR width)
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Old 03-15-07, 09:04 AM
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Good point. I double checked and Peter White says...

Originally Posted by PWC
The Synergy is ideal for light to moderately loaded touring, tires from 25mm through 35mm.
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I don't know if this is worth anything, but I couldn't get Schwalbe Marathons on a Velocity Dyad—it was too big.
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