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Old 08-06-12, 10:36 PM
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700c rims and tires suggestions

I found this rim called Aeromax that apparently has a msrp of $250, and it's selling for 100. Seems too good to be true, but the reviews usually don't lie. What do you think?

Also, I'm looking for 700x25c tires, and my head is spinning right now. This is my first time buying bike tires, and I don't really know what to look for. they all look the same to me. The two favorite that keep popping up in my searches are continental gator skin and specialized armadillo, but those tires are $40-50 each, and I would like to keep my cost down. My two most important factors are durability and cost, everything else being secondary.

I'd appreciate some suggestions. thanks
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Old 08-07-12, 07:35 AM
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1. Check the small print. Is that for the whole wheel or just the naked rim?

2. If cost and durability are your primary objectives, check the close outs from places like Nashbar. Look for something that is advertised as having a puncture resistant layer.
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no small print. Comes with hub, spokes, bearings, everything based on the reviews I've seen.

for tires, I ordered Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II (2x for $50) for the good reviews they seem to be getting
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