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Sleeved or welded rims?

paultruemanpaultrueman Posts: 118
edited February 2010 in MTB general
Can someone tell me the what the difference is please, (Apart from welded being more expensive)


Paul T


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Very little in practical terms - the welded can be a little stronger in some situtions. Used to be more of a concern if you ran V brakes as the join could be better with a weld.
  • Hmmmm, theres about £15 difference on rims that are £50 each hoop
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    On a well built wheel absolutely no difference at all. Only difference is if you really prang a pinned rim it can be a weak point but you really have to smash it hard so hard you are unlikely to walk away from the spill.
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  • kinda strange that a manufacturer would make both kinds on the same hoop, (sun ringle MTX 31''s, unless i guess these are old stock. was looking on CRC

  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    different price points or different markets.

    After-market or OE.
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