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recommendation for aluminum deep rim wheels?

Old 04-22-21, 12:30 AM
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recommendation for aluminum deep rim wheels?

I'm shopping for 50-60 mm deep rims and I'm only finding carbon ones. Are there any aluminum deep rims out there? clinchers preferred. thx.
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Old 04-22-21, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
I'm shopping for 50-60 mm deep rims and I'm only finding carbon ones. Are there any aluminum deep rims out there? clinchers preferred. thx.
Aluminum rims are rarely made out to high depths. If you build aluminum into high-surface-area fairing shapes, the thickness required to prevent crumpling results in extremely high weight, which is why carbon is generally used for deep rims instead.

What is your goal? If you have a rim-brake bike and want a deep section but an aluminum brake track, there are some wheels that use a shallow aluminum structural rim plus a carbon fairing: the Hed Jet 6+ is a great option, or the Flo 60 Aluminum+Carbon.
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Old 04-22-21, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
What is your goal?
His goal is to turn this into a "carbon wheels aren't reliable" thread.
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Old 04-22-21, 01:22 AM
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That's what I figured. Guess I could go with 30 mm depth, maybe something is out there in aluminum for that depth. My goal is very shallow - I like the looks of deep rims, but I don't want to have any carbon fiber on the bike, except the water bottle holder and the kickstand. I'm not a performance rider. I'm heavyweight and a little extra weight on a bike don't matter to me, as I'd need to lose 50 lbs of bodyweight to be anywhere near performance rider weight. If anyone has a name or a link to somewhat deep aluminum clincher rims, would be appreciated.
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Old 04-22-21, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
His goal is to turn this into a "carbon wheels aren't reliable" thread.
You must be a mind-reader. No, I have no intention to bash CF on here. I'm truly shopping for aluminum deep rims and asked on here because I couldn't find any after searching for hours online. Let's not derail this thread, I'd prefer to stay away from "CF is dangerous" discussion on this one...there's another thread for that. if you can't recommend what I'm looking for, there is a mousepad toward the front of your laptop, it's in the middle, you can point your cursor at the left-facing arrow at the top left of your screen, and gently tap once, maybe twice.
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
You must be a mind-reader.
I don't have to be a mind reader; your track record is very clear.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
I don't have to be a mind reader; your track record is very clear.
why are you provoking me? notice how in my original post, I simply said i'm looking for aluminum wheels. I made no mention that CF is dangerous or I'm afraid of it. It's my right to choose the rim material. I'm not looking to start a CF discussion on here, there's another thread for that. If you can't recommend aluminum deep clincher rims, why post on here? The other guy had valuable input. You are just looking to derail.
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I believe you can find the boat anchors you're looking for laced to SS/fixie hubs.
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
That's what I figured. Guess I could go with 30 mm depth, maybe something is out there in aluminum for that depth. My goal is very shallow - I like the looks of deep rims, but I don't want to have any carbon fiber on the bike, except the water bottle holder and the kickstand. I'm not a performance rider. I'm heavyweight and a little extra weight on a bike don't matter to me, as I'd need to lose 50 lbs of bodyweight to be anywhere near performance rider weight. If anyone has a name or a link to somewhat deep aluminum clincher rims, would be appreciated.
If your bike has a kickstand, you have lost the aesthetic battle.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
His goal is to turn this into a "carbon wheels aren't reliable" thread.
As Phil Collins used to say... I can feel it coming in the air!

CF Water bottle holder is OK (probably fake CF anyways), but not rims.
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I was going to say Velocity Deep V or DT Swiss RR 1.2’s might be worth looking into but there are more modern aluminum semi-aero choices that would be even better.

My thought is that the DT Swiss RR511 or the Velocity Quill or Aileron might be good choices. Sort of “semi-aero” in profile but with tubeless ready construction, ~18mm interior width to permit wider clincher tires either tubed or tubeless.

You don’t specify rim brake (machined sidewall) or disc specific (non-machined) but the above choices cover both types.

The extrusion being more V shaped should build a very strong wheel for a heavier rider even at lower spoke counts. The aero benefit is marginal but maybe noticeable on fast downhills.
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OP- doesn't your new Eurobike already have deep V rims? Why get different ones?
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Kinlin makes a 31 mm deep rim that is also wider and tubeless.

Velocity Deep Vs are an option.

And H Plus Son offers a 42mm aluminum rim.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
If your bike has a kickstand, you have lost the aesthetic battle.
But, its carbon!

Dangerous stuff there. Treading on the edge.
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You want to replace the deep aluminum wheels on your bike because they're boat anchors... but they're boat anchors because they're deep aluminum. And you want to replace them with deep aluminum. Which means that the replacements will also be boat anchors... because they'll be deep aluminum.

Makes sense.
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Old school Campy Shamal if you can find them. Some versions have hubs that are good up to 11 speed.

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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Kinlin makes a 31 mm deep rim that is also wider and tubeless.

Velocity Deep Vs are an option.

And H Plus Son offers a 42mm aluminum rim.
Of all these, the H plus son seems to the only properly "deep" option. IMO 30mm hardly qualifies as deep these days. There are also a ton of options at the 30mm range. Aforce al33, boyd altamont, hunt, dt swiss, zipp. Probably a ton more. I have a 30mm alloy rim. I think it looks fine but as rims and tires have gotten wider even 40-50mm rims have started looking a bit blunt.

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Of all these, the H plus son seems to the only properly "deep" option. IMO 30mm hardly qualifies as deep these days. There are also a ton of options at the 30mm range. Aforce al33, boyd altamont, hunt, dt swiss. Probably a ton more. I have a 30mm alloy rim. I think it looks fine but as rims and tires have gotten wider even 40-50mm rims have started looking a bit blunt.
It is kind of amazing to me that my 55mm deep rims don't really look all that deep anymore... My DT Swiss 1800 wheels on my new to me cx bike look positively tiny.
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Your deep aluminum rims will cost more than the bike. But I guess that's the trend these days.
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OP- doesn't your new Eurobike already have deep V rims? Why get different ones?
And according to the video, it doesn't come with a kickstand.

Because racing bike!
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I'll give a shout-out to these guys. https://rolwheels.com/ I got a set of their Race SLRs a few years ago and have had zero issues with them. 30mm depth, relatively light weight for what they are and are rated up to 240lbs. They may only come in rim brakes though if that's a deal breaker for you.
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Rolf Vigor are 33 mm depth rims. That is about the limit for aluminum wheels. A set will run you around $650.

But do not give up hope. These folks make what you want, but for a price.

https://blog.flocycling.com/carbon-w...m-carbon-rims/

Aluminum rims with a carbon fairing. Lipstick for your Porcine velocipede and the perfect place for a set of Flo rims.

A pair of these beauties will run you around $1500, but the carbon has no structural purpose so they should meet your requirements. You may need to replace the rear derailleur, since you may not be able to find an 8 speed cassette that fits on your new hubs. And the rear shift / brake lever.
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You may need to replace the rear derailleur, since you may not be able to find an 8 speed cassette that fits on your new hubs. And the rear shift / brake lever.
8-speed Shimano cassettes fit onto 11-speed Shimano road freehub bodies fine, you just need to use a spacer.
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I am totally amused that the OP is looking at an upgrade that will cost more than his brand-new complete bike. At least his logic is consistent.
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