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Old 09-12-07, 11:17 PM
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New rim recommendations for nexus 8

I will be purchasing a nexus 8 soon, and need help in picking a rim. I haven't a clue about rims, but anything strong is always good. Throw them at me people.
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Old 09-13-07, 12:43 AM
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Mavic A719 is a good choice. Practically bulletproof. Broken Spokes are a thing of the past on my bike which has these. Of course probably any reasonable quality modern rim will be OK on a shop built wheel, especially if you go for a higher spoke count, say 36. The lack of dish on a Internal Gear Hub can only help also.
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Old 09-13-07, 01:37 AM
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I have been quite happy with my Salsa Delgados.
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+1 on the Mavic A719. A cheaper alternative would be Sun CR-18. Have been using them for years on my tourer and #1 commuter.
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Old 09-13-07, 07:10 PM
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Btw, given the money and choice I'd go w/t Mavic, though.
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Old 09-13-07, 07:42 PM
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I decided to build a Nexus 8 wheel with a velocity dyad. Looks like a beefy rim, rated good for touring which also means good for commute type riding.
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Old 09-13-07, 08:20 PM
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You'll also have to consider rim width. Are you primarily going to be riding roads? Is the road surface smooth or full of pot holes? Do you plan to ride through winter? The nicer the roads the thinner the rim width you can get away with. I have 22.5 mm Salsa Delgados. I was too overwhelmed by all the choices when I had my bike made up and had the LBS guy pick out the rims for me. They have held up carrying a 230 pound guy for about 10,000 miles so far.
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Old 09-13-07, 08:42 PM
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I must have missed something, how did everyone know his wheel diameter?
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Old 09-13-07, 09:29 PM
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I concur, the Mavic A719 rocks! And considering you still have 36 holes that is non-dished, no worries.
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Another happy A719 user. There is a 26" version too.
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Old 09-14-07, 01:40 PM
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I will primarily be using this as a commuter on NY streets (potholes and the such). So my tire will be at least 32C
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