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20-hole alloy rim suggestions

Old 03-21-12, 12:39 PM
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20-hole alloy rim suggestions

Posted this on weightweenies also.....

Unfortunately, I recently dented the rear rim of my scandium Dura-Ace tubeless wheels. The cost of a replacement rim is pretty outrageous, so I am thinking of rebuilding with a mismatched rear rim. It is a 20-hole DA hub.

I am considering a Kinlin XR-300 rim, but am open to any other suggestions.
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There's not a ton of 20 hole rear rims I think would survive NYC. You could use a stans 340, but you better be light.

I'm pretty sure DT Swiss has at least one rim as well, the 585 maybe.
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i am limited by the fact that my hubs are 20-hole, unfortunately.

i am not uberlight, but at 155 pounds, not unreasonably heavy either.
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i would use a dt swiss 585
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20h stans 340 are not recommended for rear wheels and aren't covered by warranty. i've laced up a set of kinlins and so far so good. what about a carbon rim?
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Originally Posted by ColinL
There's not a ton of 20 hole rear rims I think would survive NYC. You could use a stans 340, but you better be light.

I'm pretty sure DT Swiss has at least one rim as well, the 585 maybe.
yeah, maybe for people who are 80 pounds or under.

Since this would be a low spoke count rear wheel, the best bet is to stick with a deep profile rim.
XR-300 or even XR-380 should be decent for this purpose.

If it was me, I would just sell the hub and build or buy an entirely different wheel that is more suitable for whatever it's going to be used for.
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Originally Posted by AEO
If it was me, I would just sell the hub and build or buy an entirely different wheel that is more suitable for whatever it's going to be used for.
yes. that was the intent of my first sentence.

I think a 20-spoke rear wheel needs to have a purpose-built rim. the ones that exist on the market, almost exclusively as complete wheels, have stronger than average rims. (campy, mavic, etc)
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Velocity Deep V's and Fusion's come in 20h configuration and all sorts of newyorkey colors.
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I appreciate the suggestions about the DT Swiss and Velocity rims, and would love any more suggestions.
I am aware of the limitations of a 20h hub, but am trying to make the best of my situation....and yes, I have considered selling it, but want to explore the possibility of rebuilding the wheel.
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I'm afraid this is prolly correct:
Originally Posted by ColinL
I think a 20-spoke rear wheel needs to have a purpose-built rim.
If it was a front you could prolly afford to take a gamble...

One (very good) way of trying to make a rear stronger is to reduce dish. If you can find an OCR in 20h that'd be the one I'd go for. You could even try a 135mm axle if your frame will take it.
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