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Rim equivalents to Salsa Delgado

Old 07-24-13, 09:32 AM
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Rim equivalents to Salsa Delgado

I've got a touring wheelset that was built with Salsa Delgado 700c 36h rims and am very pleased with them. Now I'm looking to build a wheelset for a gravel grinder/cyclocross bike and wanted to use Delgados again but I've been told the MSW rim brake versions are no longer in production I want a sturdy, double wall, eyeleted rim that is fairly wide (min 18-19 id) and bombproof. What are my other options in the same price range?

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Essentially a 700c Touring wheel build.

Mavic A719 rims? https://www.mavic.com/en/product/rims...lon/rims/A-719

Salsa, being a QBP brand , they may have it by another name.


a rim with a V shape may be popular, in Cross, because there is nothing but an edge
for mud to accumulate on.. and the plough-effect in deep stuff..

https://www.mavic.com/en/product/rims.../CXP-33#128135

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I just bought a pair of wheels with Mavic A719; they look to be very good rims. Velocity Dyads would be a very good choice as well.
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Velocity Dyads are about as strong as Mavic A719s but are lighter weight and less expensive. Also available in black, silver or reflective with a range of "holes."
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Originally Posted by Myosmith
I've got a touring wheelset that was built with Salsa Delgado 700c 36h rims and am very pleased with them. Now I'm looking to build a wheelset for a gravel grinder/cyclocross bike and wanted to use Delgados again but I've been told the MSW rim brake versions are no longer in production I want a sturdy, double wall, eyeleted rim that is fairly wide (min 18-19 id) and bombproof. What are my other options in the same price range?
The Dyad is bomb-proof. The 23mm wide outside dimension Velocity A23 is a good gravel bike rim if you are less than 200 lbs and you keep the bike on the ground and avoid drops or other stunts.
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I've got two wheelsets built with Delgados and was likewise sad to hear of their demise. I scrambled to find one to complete the second wheelset last winter. I have one with a missing eyelet hanging on my garage wall in case I get desperate when one fails.

I'd look at the Sun CR-18 as a possible alternative.

I've used Velocity A23's, which are lighter than the Delgados but lack eyelets. They're probably also a bit more expensive, but they're a good rim.
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Velocity Synergy (490g) is a great rim. Retro-grouch approved (by both Grant Petersen & Peter White).

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Originally Posted by flargle
Velocity Synergy (490g) is a great rim. Retro-grouch approved (by both Grant Petersen & Peter White).

My vote would be A23, then Dyad or Synergy, BUT we also have a new rim, the Atlas. It's a bit heavier but if you want a beefy sidewall, eyelets, and a beefy spoke bed, its a good choice: https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/atlas-622

The A23's have been holding up extremely well for us under most riders, and are available in a 32 or 36h drilling.
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Originally Posted by seely
The A23's have been holding up extremely well for us under most riders, and are available in a 32 or 36h drilling.
Are you from Velocity? I have two requests:
1) An OC version of Major Tom.
2) Drain holes (all rims).
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Originally Posted by flargle
Are you from Velocity? I have two requests:
1) An OC version of Major Tom.
2) Drain holes (all rims).
I'm curious. Why does a rim need a drain hole?
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Originally Posted by bikemig
I'm curious. Why does a rim need a drain hole?
Water gets into rims especially if a course has standing water. (Technically there is not supposed to be standing water but it happens.) For clinchers, you can take off the tire and tube and drain pretty quickly. (Although drain holes are still handy.) But for tubulars it's a super hassle.

I've started drilling my own, but I'm probably voiding any warranty by doing so. A fair number of wheels come with drain holes, I think it's a nice feature.
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The second item in this Q&A:
https://velonews.competitor.com/2005/...-of-logic_8254
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Originally Posted by flargle
Are you from Velocity? I have two requests:
1) An OC version of Major Tom.
2) Drain holes (all rims).
I'll pass along the suggestion on the Major Tom, you're not the first person to ask! However, the drain hole is new on me.
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I'm curious. Why does a rim need a drain hole?
A: It rains here * in the months the races are scheduled.


*Speaking for PDX OR .. Where the races are..
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