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Old 02-13-05, 08:35 PM
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I am debating upon which rims to mate to a pair of mountain hubs for my cyclocross bike. I can go for either 32 or 36 hole hubs. I was looking at the sun ringle rhyno lite (road version) or the 0 degree XTC. What other options do you think I have? These have to be some beefy rims...I'm a big guy.
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I just ordered a new rear wheel for my Tourer. It will be a 36 hole XT hub mated to a Mavic A719 rim.

https://www.mavic.com/servlet/srt/mav...ct.id=64&lg=uk

This looks like a pretty heavy duty rim. I have seen it recomended in several places for tandams, touring and cyclocross.

Edit: I just looked at your site and noticed you have amountian bike, the wheel I referenced is a 700 not a 26", but I'm sure mavic would have a similar rim for your application.
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I"m building a 700c road bike...well it's moreless a road mountain bike...haha. anyways yeah..700c wheels.
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I'm lacing 700c Bontrager Mavericks to some 36h Ultegra Hubs for my Soma Double Cross. At 490g, they're supposed to be excellent for not quite but nearly fully loaded touring. Salsa Delgados at 515g are supposedly just as strong and a few dollars cheaper since they have pinned joints instead of welded ones. I'm a bit nutty for smooth braking so I bought the Bontragers. I don't believe either rim is as strong as an A719, Sun Rhyno Lite, or any other dedicated touring rim. However, I'm a little guy at 150 lbs. and I feel the need for more speed than a true touring rim can provide.

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36H mavic open pros laced to Chris King Iso Hubs. VERY STRONG wheelset. Oh and these are on my cross bike.
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I installed my new wheel on my 520 today. ( Mavic 719, Xt hub ) It seems very robust. And from what I can tell the builder did a good job. Coincidently, this wheel is replacing a Bontranger Fairlane with an Lx hub that developed cracks at the spoke holes after about 5000 miles. It was the standerd wheel on the 520 in 2003, and I noticed they have gone to the Maverick for this year.
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