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terongiterongi Posts: 318
edited January 2008 in Road general
New rim needed for front wheel of fixed bike used for commuting.

Primarily needs to be strong for potholes / bad weather / falling over etc

Needs good braking surface for bad weather. I use only a front brake.

Light and fast would be nice too, but strength and durability are primary.

Any recommendations?

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  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    terongi wrote:
    New rim needed for front wheel of fixed bike used for commuting.

    Primarily needs to be strong for potholes / bad weather / falling over etc

    Needs good braking surface for bad weather. I use only a front brake.

    Light and fast would be nice too, but strength and durability are primary.

    Any recommendations?

    Recommend these: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.a ... lack%20Rim

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  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    Or the ceramic version if you can run to the extra 50 quid!
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  • terongiterongi Posts: 318
    meagain wrote:
    Or the ceramic version if you can run to the extra 50 quid!

    Thanks Dave.

    But what does the extra £50 buy me?

    Are they safer (ie better stopping power)?

    or is it just that they last longer (if so how much longer - my current alu rims have lasted about a year of all weather commuting)?
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    I wouldn't bother on a TWO braked bike, but yes if running only a front then I THINK the extra stopping pwer and the longer life possibly worth while.

    Close call though.

    I'd gather some more opinions if I were you!
    d.j.
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  • tatanabtatanab Posts: 1,283
    I am sure the Open Sport is a perfectly adequate rim, indeed I have some of the predecessor, the MA3. However, you took the trouble to specify you need a strong rim. The Open Sport is a single eyelet rim. A double eylet rim is stronger. In Mavic that gives the Open Pro, or DRC do a very similar rim in the ST17. Or maybe you need a wider rim?
  • Pete BeerPete Beer Posts: 604
    I agree. You can't go wrong with a Mavic rim. Try SJS they have a good selection.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,289
    Ambrosio Excellence - strong, robust, looks classy.
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    Salsa Delgado "29er's"?

    charlie- the-bike-monger got some up on ebay. Reckoned to be pretty tough as I recall.
    d.j.
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