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Old 07-11-20, 08:32 AM
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Advice on 29+ replacement rim, 40-45mm internal width

I dented a rim recently because I am am an idiot (hit a rock I didnít see)

I am looking to lace up a new rim to my current hub because itís only 6mo old and my bike has unique fork spacing

I want wide 40-45mm width (current one is 45 internal)

so far my list is:

- WTB KOM
- WTB Scraper
- Halo Vapour
- Sun Ringle Mul Fut
- Duroc 50
- Surly Rabbit Hole

Am I missing any?

It is holding air so no rush, may just wait until the Covid craziness over bike parts is over.


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Here are some other ideas. Call up Jones and see if they have something lying around, or another idea. Try to hammer it out or bend it back, just try not to scratch it.

Do you think your pressure was just too low? The enduro guys use foam inserts to armor against rim strikes.

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Here are some other ideas. Call up Jones and see if they have something lying around, or another idea. Try to hammer it out or bend it back, just try not to scratch it.

Do you think your pressure was just too low? The enduro guys use foam inserts to armor against rim strikes.
That is a good point about the pressure but I hit that rock full on without unloading the front end. If I keep it around 11psi I can do some gnarly step ups with no problem as long as I at least attempt a manual.

I may attempt to blacksmith it straight but I am worried that it holds air now and I may mess up the bead interface. Sometimes overthinking is a problem.

Good idea calling Jeff Jones, although I am skeptical heíll have anything in this everything bike related shortage....

FYI if I do replace Iíll keep in case I want to have a studded/tubed setup someday
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If your ERD is the same as the old one you can tape the rims together and move the spokes over one at a time. If they arenít, you will need new spokes, and now would be a good time to get double butted spokes.

I would definitely try to bend it back first. If it doesnít work youíve only lost a day and no money you werenít ready to spend anyhow. In fact Iíd maybe leave it alone until it proved to be a problem. Buy the rim and have it handy just in case

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If your ERD is the same as the old one you can tape the rims together and move the spokes over one at a time. If they arenít, you will need new spokes, and now would be a good time to get double butted spokes.

I would definitely try to bend it back first. If it doesnít work youíve only lost a day and no money you werenít ready to spend anyhow. In fact Iíd maybe leave it alone until it proved to be a problem. Buy the rim and have it handy just in case
good call. I am pretty sure the jones spec rims are non branded versions of the wtbs so good call on the spokes but also good call on double butted spokes, cheap way to save rotating weight.

I think I want to rotate the tires because the front now has two patches so I want it on the back. Iíll probably mess with it then. I want new rims eventually but I also donít love dropping $$$ on stuff I donít need
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