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Old 11-25-21, 08:18 PM
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Does anyone still make a 26" narrow rim?

Hi there,

Believe it or not, I'm running two 26-er rigid steel mountainbike frames. One of them is 9 speed. Sure, practically a museum piece, I get it.

Anyway, they're both on Mavic XM719 disc-only rims, which have an internal diameter of 19mm. I run narrow tyres as I'm mostly riding on pavement.

The rear rim on one is cracked, and I'm having a hell of a job finding a replacement. The XM719 is long gone, and Mavic and a whole host of the other suspects don't appear to make anything in 26" with a narrow profile of approximately 20mm internal / 24mm external.

Any suggestions? 26" rims specifically, please — I'd like to avoid ordering a 27.5-compatible frame and wheels under the current conditions.


> EDIT <
Whoops, I may have just found one: Alexrims list their MD19 at 26″ 559X19.

I swear I've been searching since yesterday. Obviously not on the Alexrims website ....

Any other suggestions welcome, though. Cheers!

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How about the Velocity A23? It was considered a "wide" rim for 700C wheels, but is still on the narrow/light side for 26": https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/a23-559

There's also the Dyad, if you want a wider brake track and are not as concerned about weight: https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/dyad-26

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Thanks for the suggestion, Scott. Looks like you replied just as I was editing my post to point out the 719s are disc-only, and I'd prefer to keep it that way, if only for aesthetic reasons.

Some interesting options on the Velocity website, though. Cheers.
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Maybe also just look out for used MTBs with wheels in good shape or just used wheels? With disc wheels, you don't have to worry about brake surfaces being worn down, so it's just a question of still being true and having a hub in decent condition. And there were a lot of disc brake bikes sold 10-15 yrs ago with narrow rims, many of which probably didn't get heavily used. My 2008 Rockhopper disc has Alex rims that are 17mm.
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Have you looked on eBay?

There are new XM719 rims listed but they are 36 hole, which may not be what you are looking for.

My advice is to look up the ERD of your 719 and find a disc rim, possibly a different Mavic with the same ERD and just move your hub over to the new rim.

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