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Old 08-28-19, 02:14 PM
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Road bike rims. Good online dealers?

I know of Merlin but are there any other places.
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Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my head......lots of others.

I bought a kinlin xr31 build kit from bikehubstore. If I were to do it over again, I would get the off-center rear rim, but the kit was great.
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Originally Posted by hefeweizen View Post
I know of Merlin but are there any other places.
Might help if you shared what rims you're interested in. I buy my Pacenti rims directly from them.
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Rim brake road bike , price 400-700.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Might help if you shared what rims you're interested in. I buy my Pacenti rims directly from them.
FWIW....Pacenti is having a falling-out with some wheel building operations. Don't know if you heard/saw the scuttlebutt over Forza failures.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/wh...ce-369119.html

BikeHubStore has ceased carrying them in response.
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Originally Posted by hefeweizen View Post
Rim brake road bike , price 400-700.
Prowheelbuilder.com
Psimet

...and half a dozen others.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
FWIW....Pacenti is having a falling-out with some wheel building operations. Don't know if you heard/saw the scuttlebutt over Forza failures.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/wh...ce-369119.html

BikeHubStore has ceased carrying them in response.
Wow, I'd not heard about that yet! That CX-Rays were to blame is complete BS -- stretchy spokes should be kinder to the rims, all else being equal. I had hoped that all this stuff was in the past.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
FWIW....Pacenti is having a falling-out with some wheel building operations. Don't know if you heard/saw the scuttlebutt over Forza failures.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/wh...ce-369119.html

BikeHubStore has ceased carrying them in response.
Ha!!
That is my post.
Good to see it being shared around.
Pacenti's assertion that the spokes are to blame is ludicrous.
Brandon at BikeHubStore has been great to deal with.
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Ha!!
That is my post.
Good to see it being shared around.
Pacenti's assertion that the spokes are to blame is ludicrous.
Brandon at BikeHubStore has been great to deal with.
I think I can get behind Kirk's reasoning. He seems to feel that CX-Rays and Lasers (probably DT Revolutions too) aren't stiff enough to make a satisfactory wheel. But for the new owners to use that as a liability dodge is stinky.
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At the top of your budget, but look at closeouts from Rolf Prima. I use their Vigor RS (OEM) wheelset.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I think I can get behind Kirk's reasoning. He seems to feel that CX-Rays and Lasers (probably DT Revolutions too) aren't stiff enough to make a satisfactory wheel. But for the new owners to use that as a liability dodge is stinky.
Nope. Kirk had no problem with them, but Kirk no longer owns Pacenti. The new owners made this call. Multiple very well respected builders disagree with the new owners.
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I'm happy with my Psimet.
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check out hunt rims in England. They build some really good wheels for the money.
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check out hunt rims in England. They build some really good wheels for the money.
They're cheap, yes.

For $1,000USD for Chinese carbon rims...you can do much better than Bitex hubs, IMHO.
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I have nothing but good stuff to say about Stan's. Two pairs of road wheels, one was Alfa 360 28 holes f&r, CX ray spokes, no problems, no attention needed very often. 32 hole 29er wheels with CX rays also, never had to true them much at all.
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They're cheap, yes.

For $1,000USD for Chinese carbon rims...you can do much better than Bitex hubs, IMHO.
I have a set of their aluminum wheels that were about $600. They were a huge improvement over my factory wheels and i can't complain about anything about them.
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