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twobadfish 02-01-11 08:11 PM

Good CX rims?
 
I'm looking at these:

http://i.imgur.com/kHiAK.png

I bent my rear rim today (probably hit a curb trying to jump it) and so now I am looking for an affordable, lightweight set of rims that are strong enough for CX (maybe not curb jumping).

http://www.bikesoul.com/2009/index.p...id=2&Itemid=10

Think these will be a good choice?

The Fuzion F1's are more than half the price and only ~200g heavier.

Fat Boy 02-01-11 10:11 PM

The Fuzion are probably a better CX choice. They're most likely built off of a Kinlin 270 rim, which is reasonably strong. Honestly, I don't know that I'd go with either of these choices if you're going to really be racing cross, though. Both of them seem a little low on spokes. I'd go 24/28 on spoke count if you could.

ridethatbike 02-02-11 07:18 AM

I'm using the same rims with a powertap system, and they are great.

http://www.c-4bicyclecomponents.com/...ml?st=menuJump

A little wider rim is a great thing for cross, as your tire will have more volume/compliance/traction.

Andy_K 02-02-11 09:49 AM

How much do you weigh? What level do you expect to compete at?

fietsbob 02-02-11 03:46 PM

why not just replace the rim on your existing wheel ,
instead of buying a new wheel set ?

or are you considering getting a 2nd, race only wheel set?

twobadfish 02-02-11 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 12170715)
why not just replace the rim on your existing wheel

Who cares?

I already have a set on the way, but thanks for the help.

mopartodd 02-03-11 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by twobadfish (Post 12170809)
Who cares?

I already have a set on the way, but thanks for the help.

So what did you end up getting? Just curious.


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