I've got salsa Delgados on my 26" ss, and i love them. I've heard great things about the 29er edition too. They're a little wider than other xc weight rims, which allows for a wider tire footprint. It also lets you run a bigger tire w/ less risk of it folding over. If you've got a rigid fork and want a big squishy tire, delgados are a good bet.
I second the vote to buck the trend...do something different. The new Velocity rims look promising, but the new Stans rims look like they will be pretty bomber....guess it really depends on how you ride, and about 50 other things.
I am in the same spot looking for the right rims.
I looked at all of the bikes posted in the "lurkers share the wealth" thread and another thread where guys post pic'c of their bikes. I saw mostly Salsa delgado corss and disc rims.
I wish there were more reviews on 29er rims in the products side of this site.
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