Suggest sprint rims

mattsccm
mattsccm Posts: 409
edited April 2014 in Road buying advice
Looking for some 32 sprint rims.
Was going for Mavic Reflex's as they seem a decent price, are available in CD (disc brake wheels), and are easy to get.
They do seem to have a poor reputation for cracking though.

I would go for used if they came off a track bike. Got stacks of GP4's but in 36 and have always liked them.
Any suggestions for alternatives that are not black?

Comments

  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    Ambrosio Nemesis and nemesis only... best rim by a long mile
    left the forum March 2023
  • mattsccm
    mattsccm Posts: 409
    That's where I was starting to go.
    Ta
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    They are reassuringly expensive... when you see them and build them you understand why.
    left the forum March 2023
  • They are reassuringly expensive... when you see them and build them you understand why.

    I must agree. The nemesis are legendary for good reason.
    Indeed a very nice set you've build.

    Rim flex can be very well perceived while de-stressing the spokes when building a wheel.
    For heavier riders and sprinters/climbers I often opt for similar stiffer rims like stan ztr alpha 400(vs 340) or the ex version of the arch.

    btw: just read up on your latest blog entries. 8)
  • racingcondor
    racingcondor Posts: 1,434
    Ambrosio for classic looking sprint rims.

    I rather like the Velocity Escapes that I'm running but they're black only v profile.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    Ambrosio for classic looking sprint rims.

    I rather like the Velocity Escapes that I'm running but they're black only v profile.

    And they are not available as 32...
    left the forum March 2023