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Any suggestions in terms of rims in 700c that will take some abuse? I wanna build up a new wheelset on the "fuck around" bike. I want rims that won;t get untrue after a night of me jumping off curbs, dropping the bike here and there while trying new stuff, etc.
     
January 5, 2014 08:24 PM
Kevlar
From: Baltimore
76 posts
3 bikes
most of the standard alloy rims people post on here. open pro, tb14, velocity, etc etc etc. just go a lot of spoke with 3x and you're good
     
January 5, 2014 08:29 PM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes
CXP 22.
     
January 6, 2014 12:52 AM
SillyGoose
From: Los Angeles, CA
139 posts
5 bikes
hed belgium. but they are $$$$$
     
January 6, 2014 05:21 AM
fredspreme
From: San Francisco
222 posts
8 bikes
There's a butt load of threads on this exact topic.
Don't be shy to look around ;)
     
January 6, 2014 07:29 AM
outofstep
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes
You can have the most expensive, strongest rims on the market but if the person building the wheels doesn't know what he is doing then they're not going to be "bomb proof"
Make sure you find a good wheel builder
     
January 6, 2014 07:35 AM
also, if you have clearance, velocity dyad. and run a 32c and above.
     
January 6, 2014 09:42 AM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes
open pros
     
January 6, 2014 06:22 PM
joserheo
From: Los Angeles, CA
222 posts
9 bikes
Halo Aerotrack is as close to bombproof you can come imo. I've had my front, radial laced, aerotrack through two crashes. In one of them I rode straight in a bike lying around in ca. 35km/h. A lil' buckle but still straight. My rear did what it were suppose to until I fell forward and swung it over my head and smashed it straight down in the ground next to my head (yes, I faceplanted).
     
January 6, 2014 11:35 PM
Ambrosio nemesis "la reine du nord"
undestructable!!
     
January 10, 2014 09:20 PM
naval
From: Drone VS Switzerland
9 posts
5 bikes
haha yes!!!! ambrosio tubulars!!!!
     
January 11, 2014 12:11 AM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes
Velocity Chukker?
     
January 11, 2014 01:40 PM
hmdns
From: Jakarta, Indonesia
8 posts
5 bikes
I ended up going with a Deep V rear and a Open pro front. Now time to build!
     
January 20, 2014 08:54 PM
Kevlar
From: Baltimore
76 posts
3 bikes
Why two different rims?
     
January 21, 2014 10:07 PM
Rushing
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
     
January 25, 2014 08:14 AM
VonTrapp
From: Oakland, CA
48 posts
1 bike
How has no one mentioned CR-18s? I know they're a cheaper rim, but its because Sun got their design right the first time around and hasn't changed it since which results in a lower cost. I've done everything from road to cyclocross to mountain biking on them (all on the same wheelset mind you) and they haven't developed a single wobble or hop in the 3 years I've been riding them. And I'm not easy on my gear.
     
February 3, 2014 05:16 PM
Rushing: 2 different rims because I can't find a deep v with a machined brake track for <35.
     
February 5, 2014 11:30 PM
Kevlar
From: Baltimore
76 posts
3 bikes

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