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Hey 29er crew. Anybody running Gordos? I have a set of Flows on my RIP right now but I can't help wondering about the uber grande footprint. I know, I know, weight and no 2bliss but....... Feedback please
 

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They look nice, but a rip off.
For 100g more you can get the Kris Holm Freeride rim, they are 47mm wide and tubeless amazingly well.

The Gordos are nice rims, but definitely not the KH.

They are full FR strength, but fraction of a tyres weight more than the Gordo.
 

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I recently swapped Gordos onto my bike. They made the tires wider and rounder. So far, the rear tire hasn't rubbed the frame, but I may go to a slightly narrower tire on the rear to buy me a little wiggle room since the knobs are super close to my chainstays.
I do like the rims, though. Super stiff and they look nasty as hell.
 

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CaveGiant said:
They look nice, but a rip off.
For 100g more you can get the Kris Holm Freeride rim, they are 47mm wide and tubeless amazingly well.
Whooaaa, back up.

Just because it's a lighter narrower rim with a different intended usage... doesn't mean it's a "Rip Off"....

It's a burly mtb 29er rim, ideal for gnarlier XC, heavy/clyd riders, etc...
None of this suggests it's a "Rip Off"...

Here's my current rim, was measuring for fun last nite (2ft of snow in Arkansas means you're at home for a while).



I will be using on a fully rigid SS, because I want brickhouse strong for my large butt and some cush with larger tire pattern...

None of this suggets they're a "rip off"...
 

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I only have the flows and they have been burly enough for me (Im 240#) so far. I was also thinking Gordo mostly for the width, it would be nice to go from the 28mm to a 35mm.


I also looked at the KH also but for me it seems too wide at 47mm, although they are sweet looking and seem to be a quality product.

So for me its coming down to width as I feel they are all in the same strength realm.
 

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I run the Gordos on my fully rigid. I weigh 210lb. They have been bombproof. I have been riding my fully rigid with reckless abandon, taking lines and launching off things I normally reserve for my full susser. The added stiffness, strength, and ability to run low pressures pay off in spades in this instance. The extra weight is worth it.
 

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like mine

I have had Gordos for a few years, currently on my WFO and have never had to true them. I am 210lbs and usually a smooth rider but with my current setup I can choose not to be. Bummer that they are not 2bliss.
 

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Whooaaa, back up.

Just because it's a lighter narrower rim with a different intended usage... doesn't mean it's a "Rip Off"....

It's a burly mtb 29er rim, ideal for gnarlier XC, heavy/clyd riders, etc...
None of this suggests it's a "Rip Off"...
True, that is not why I think it is a rip off.

Check the price on the 26" Gordo, then check the price on the 29", do you now see my point ;-)

Decent companies like Kris Holm do not charge twice as much becasue a product is fashionable and has a restricted market. They think they are the only option so are milking it for what they can get.
 

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has anyone tried the NoTubes Freeride strip on these? they list Gordo rims on the website. i know Salsa does not endorse tubeless but was wondering if the rim strip worked or not.
 

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CaveGiant said:
True, that is not why I think it is a rip off.

Check the price on the 26" Gordo, then check the price on the 29", do you now see my point ;-)

Decent companies like Kris Holm do not charge twice as much becasue a product is fashionable and has a restricted market. They think they are the only option so are milking it for what they can get.
The 26" Gordo is 27 mm wide, has a machined brake track, and completely different cross section when compared to the 29" version; all suggesting each size is for a different purpose.

With some patience the 29" Gordo can be picked up for ~$80 a rim, last week Speedgoat had them at that price. Or, a forum member will post a free pair if you pay for shipping and then have FedEx loose the box at the pick up facility...I'll get some Gordo's one way or another.
 

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CaveGiant said:
True, that is not why I think it is a rip off.

Check the price on the 26" Gordo, then check the price on the 29", do you now see my point ;-)

Decent companies like Kris Holm do not charge twice as much becasue a product is fashionable and has a restricted market. They think they are the only option so are milking it for what they can get.
That has nothing to do with it.

The 29er has a smaller population of customers, less demand, less units sold.
This means all the work to get it manufactured is for a smaller run of units.
This means there is more cost tied up in each unit.

That's why the 29 version is more.
 

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So that's it, only a handful of you are riding these with success? And on HT as well. Should be fantastic on the RIP.
 

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I have a set on my Fargo and they are definitely wider. The giant footprint was helpful during the winter months. When compared to the laserdiscs they replaced (w/SLX hubs) the 36h Gordo/Hadley was about the same, if not a touch lighter. But then again, if I wanted light, I would've gone in another direction. I wanted a wheel that I could beat and bounce and not have to worry about. In that respect, they are the bees knees.
 
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