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Old 08-21-07, 04:43 PM
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Need new rear rim/wheel. which one?

On my last ride I had a lapse in concentration and smoked a rock. The front rim made it over ok but the rear looks like it should be a combo at Taco Bell. So I'm looking for a nice STRONG rim. I've done some research and narrowed it down to a few rims I'm interested in:

Mavic XM321(EN321) - 28mm wide cross mountain rim.
- 570g

Mavic XM719 - 25mm step up from XM321
- 475g

the above rims I'd like to match to an XT rear disk hub with some nice DT Swiss spokes.
The only thing is these I would be getting in parts and then having my LBS build them. which will add to the price but still comes in cheaper than buying pre built from LBS

my other option that I like was to get a Mavic Crossride wheelset which comes in cheaper than either of the 2 above mentioned rims and that for a SET not just the rear.

I'm wondering what you might do. Do you have any experience with any of these rims? Is the XM321 or XM719 with an XT hub that much better than the crossride that they are the price of the crossride wheelset?

comments and suggestions welcome
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Old 08-21-07, 07:26 PM
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What kind of riding do you usually do? Have you checked Sun Rhyno Lite rims? They are dirt cheap, fairly light and tough at the same time.

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I would consider my kind of riding to be aggressive xc with some cross mountain aspect to it (from mavics XM line description) My bike is a Hardtail and maybe thats why I'm looking for a really sturdy rear rim. But after looking around for the last couple days I'm really leaning towards the Mavic Crossride wheelset because for one the price is great. ~$200 and two I get 2 nice rims instead of just 1 really good rim for about the same price. and If i do manage to bend or ruin one of the crossrides then I'll go all out on just one rear rim and I already have a decent front rim. cause the rims my bike came with are bottom of the line.

I'm also going on the assumption that the crossrides must be a decent wheel since its based on the same straight spoke pull technology that the top of the line crossmax and deemax wheels are based on. or am I way off on this?
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For what you want, I'd go a little bit higher and look at the CrossMax ST/SX.
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the CrossMax are in the $700 range as opposed to the $200 Ride, no?
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IF you need just one wheel, it's less than $700
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Old 08-28-07, 06:09 PM
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ended up going with Sun Rim SINGLE TRACK laced to a DEORE hub. so far so good.
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good choice, i was gonna mention that, have fun and ride on!
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Enjoy the singlewhack.
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