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Hello all. I need some help, deciding what rims to choose for my project bike. I am (obviously) new to MTBR.com, but have been riding bikes for years, so I know a fair deal.

Now, I am building up a fully rigid singlespeed. I have my hubs sorted (Chris King ISO, and ISO Singlespeed), and need a good quality, strong set of rims to lace onto them. I'm a heavy guy, about 190lbs, and tend to thrash my bikes, even when I'm going easy. So, any suggestions?

Thanks for any advice you can give me,

Chaz.
 

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what kind of riding do you do? XC? AM? DJ? Downhill?

I'll throw in a vote for Mavic 717/719/729

With the width dependent on what kind of riding you do and the tire width you want to go with.

I run mavic 729 hoops with 2.3" Conti's off-road and 2.5" hookworms on road. The wheels have been absolutely bombproof. I go about 180 (probably 190 with gear) and am not the smoothest rider.
 
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