The WTB Dual Duty XC 29er Rim is light, strong and compatible with rims brakes. The WTB Dual Duty XC 29er Rim features WTB's Global Bead Seat design as well as a CNC'd braking surface, 32-hole eyelets and super strong 6-millimeter pins.
Strengths: Decent weight. Good price (bogo). V-brake compatible. Good bead seat for my tires. Good width. Nice subdued graphics.
Weaknesses: None that I can tell.
I was looking for a decent rim to lace up to a pair of Shimano SLX hubs for an XC, Trail, bike packing 29er rigid hardtail. I found these on blueskycycling.com and picked them up. They built up well. I had a local wheel builder put these together and had them tensioned to spec and I gotta say that these are exceeding my original expectations. They are stiff and strong. And with the SLX hubs they really put to power straight to the ground. If you get them have a pro put them together because I think that build quality makes a huge difference in the overall performance of the wheel.
This morning I had a set of these, I now have 1/2 of a set of these. After a little ummm we will call it "deceleration trauma" it was a taco shell. She was bent to the point of rubbing my reba. I layed it down stomped it off the shock and went 19 more miles on it. The thing is Ive only run them abou ... Read More »